closet organization

The first night in our new house Mike and I stayed up super late organizing our closet, because how can you function without a closet?  You can’t.  I wouldn’t say it’s in perfect working order, but it’s a pretty good set-up.  So if you are in need of a closet re-vamp here is a little inspiration.



Built-ins and baskets are a must for any closet and we keep our hamper underneath (totally threw all of the dirty clothes on our bathroom floor before taking this pic, you don’t need to see that).



We use the beige bins for sweaters we don’t want to hang, gloves, hats, ear muffs, and other random stuff.  I have 3 long brown baskets.  2 of them I use for storing shoes, 1 for flats & 1 for sandals.  It saves a lot of space.  The 3rd basket I use for tank tops and camisoles, basically small tops that don’t need to be hung.


Spring/Summer clothes and dresses on top.  I wanted these on top since they are smaller and lighter, so the closet doesn’t feel like it’s closing in on you as much…you know?


Fall/Winter clothes on bottom.


Behind the door are vests, jackets, coats, scarves (I use one of these), and belts (I use one of these).  Below that are more shoes (running shoes, heels).


Above that are boots and 2 big baskets.  One is used for sheets (why are these not in the linen closet?…hmm) and the other is used for all my bags.

So that’s it in a nutshell.  If your closet is too overwhelming to even think about organizing it, look here and I’ll get it done for you!