15 June 2015

How I organise my clothes

I filmed this video (see bottom of post) and took these photos before we moved, and thought it was about time I shared them. I use most of the same system now, but I'll use past tense for this post as we are no longer in that home.

Our last home was a (rented) 1960's house which means it did not have a walk-in closet or anything like that. All we had was one small closet in the bedroom:

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Grant chose to keep his clothes in the guest room closet so I had this one all to myself. My dad moved the hanging rail higher (there was a shelf with a hanging rail beneath it) and I added a portable garment rack beneath it to maximise hanging space.

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I also added two sets of hooks to the back of the door. The bottom one held my tank tops and camis:

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The top one held my workout gear with my jacket on the end and then shorts, top, sports bra; shorts, top, sports bra. Super easy to just grab a set.

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The top hanging rail held my pants and T-shirts in colour order and from short sleeved to three quarter sleeved to long sleeved.

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I labeled my pants hangers (click here for details) to make it easy to know what was what.

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At the end of the top hanging rail I had this belt organiser from eBay:

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Next to that I had a skirt hanger to which I added extra binder clips to hold ribbons that I use as belts:

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And at the end was a clear pocket organiser (also from eBay) for bangles.

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The bottom rail held my cardigans and sweaters in colour order.

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In our room I also had clothes in my chest of drawers / nightstand. The top drawer held my underwear and socks. This is what was in the second drawer:

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But wait, that's not all! I also used one of the two closets in Noah's bedroom as he only needed one.

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On the top shelf I kept items of clothing that the boys were outgrowing or about to grow into.

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The hanging rail stored my skirts, dresses, button down shirts, and jackets.

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I bought this scarf organiser on eBay.

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These are my preferred hangers for skirts. I can't remember where I bought them. If I buy a skirt that doesn't have hanging loops I add them.

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My boots stood at the bottom of the closet.

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In the hallway I also had a bookcase from Ikea (Billy, with added shelves and Lidingo kitchen doors) in which to store my shoes.

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At the top I had two pairs of sandals and a metal bin in which I stashed my flat summer sandals.

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The top doors opened to reveal heels in rainbow order.

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In the bottom I stored the rest of my shoes.

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An overview. I know I have a lot of shoes. I'm okay with that ;)

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Here is a video tour of my clothing storage (click here if the video isn't displaying below.)

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Jen for this post, the idea of labeling the pants hanger inspired me as well as the shoe storage and the belt organizer.
    Waiting to other posts of organisation or else, I like your blog a lot and following it


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