Project: Simplify: Master Bedroom Closet

I’ve been working on our Master Bedroom project for approximately one month. We’ve got the walls painted, the nightstands paint, and now I’m doing some cleaning in between our decorating process.  I’m joining up for Simple Mom’s: Project Simplify.

Last week was the first week of project: simplify.  The task was to organize the master bedroom closet. It is the perfect time to organize, as we are heading into Spring.  We have a TINY bedroom, and we need all of the storage that we can get.  We have a walk-in closet, but really, it is not spacious.

Here are the BEFORE photos:

Closet Before

Closet Before

Closet Before

After looking at the BEFORE photos, I decided to organize the clothing first.  I pulled everything out from the floor of the closet, and piled it up in our main bedroom area.  I then started organizing my shirts by long sleeve, short sleeve, button up shirts, and tank-tops.  I then went through my cardigans (I’m an addict), jackets, skirts, and dresses.  I only have a few pairs of pants.  I pulled out a ton of stuff and put it in a donate pile while moving things around.

Organizing the contents from the closet

After organizing my stuff, I asked Angry Husband to go through his clothing.  He did a great job of getting rid of those old faded t-shirts, along with some excess work shirts.  He probably removed one-third of his clothing.  He was sure to point out how much stuff he tossed.

Some of the things that were on the floor of the closet were blankets, plastic totes with purses, a laundry basket full of hangers, and some toys that I need to sell on Craig’s List.

I worked on the closet all last week, but mostly, I finalized it all on Friday and Saturday.  I tried to finish the project to link up on Friday, but I was nowhere close to being done.

Here are the AFTER photos:

Master bedroom closet after

Master bedroom closet after

Master bedroom closet after

I bought some plastic totes to place my purses in at the top of the closet.  I usually keep them in bigger totes in the corner of the closet. I also bought a dresser from IKEA to place my swim suits and workout clothing in.  I have clothes stashed all over the bedroom, and I needed a place for my things.

Angry Husband usually piles his stuff up on the metal shelves in the closet.  He always knocks over his pants when he is looking for a certain pair.  I get annoyed, because I ended up picking up the disturbed pile.

Although I moved my purses into the plastic totes in the top of the closet, I used the former totes to place extra sheets and blankets in, in the corner of the closet.

I still have to place my items on Craig’s List, and go to Goodwill, but my closet is way more organized now.  I can’t wait for the next project.

10 comments
Mishi
Mishi

Gosh,I really need to do something like this!

alicia
alicia

This is what I need to start doing like yesterday. Ugh...

By Word of Mouth Musings
By Word of Mouth Musings

Think this project thing would have been way better than the blog every day and the thirty days to a better body ... since I bailed on those. But the 'anality' in me could have been behind this as a plan. Great organisation there, and so 'beautifully' captured :)

Kristy
Kristy

The after picture made my OCD heart smile!! But...you already knew that! :) Love all your wooden hangers too.

Megan
Megan

good for you! ours could us some organizing too... except im too busy organizing the kids crap room currently.

Nikki
Nikki

Oooh, this looks nice.

Cheryl
Cheryl

Grat job! And I bet it feels so good to have it done. Now the trick is keeping it that way... :)

T
T

our miniature closet (where the words "walk-in" are a little bit of a stretch...) needs some serious help! now if I could just use these as inspiration photos instead of spiraling downward into totally giving up... okay - tomorrow - the clothes. really.

Gina
Gina

Wow! Your closet looks amazing! My other half has been nagging me to clear out a sh!*Load of my stuff which completely fills our second closet...so I guess I ought to be a bit more focused...Then I can brag about how much stuff I am getting rid of!! Thanks for reminding me that I wouldn't be climbing over stuff every day if I would just take a few days and do something...♥