When we moved a few months ago I was primed and ready to go with tons of ideas on how I could better organize our closet. I wanted Mike and I to (finally) share a closet which meant using every single inch of it wisely and getting rid of the stream of shoes that always lined my closet floors. Here are a few things we did that made all the difference.
Here’s a look at the back wall of our closet. We did an elfa design your own closet from Container Store. Yes it’s expensive and yes it’s totally worth it. We only did this one wall which made a huge difference and left the side walls as they were with the wire shelf racks our builder installed. It was somewhere around $2500 but there are all sorts of options for different finishes, drawers, shelves, and other accessories that you can opt for or omit based on your budget. Because we have 9′ ceilings in the closet we took the shelving all the way to the top which adds costs too, I think lower ceilings would be less expensive or just not adding shelves all the way up. We also had someone install it for us, you can do it yourself and save some money there as well. The drawers are my favorite part. Mike has the bank on the right which houses running clothes and the top drawer is for his wallet, watch, and whatever junk was in his pocket that day. I have all of my workout clothes, shorts, capris, sports bras and whatever won’t wrinkle along with a jewelry insert in my top drawer for my rings, watches, and earrings. I love it so much and I’m really happy we decided to do it.
4 Pair Boot Rack $20 I didn’t want my boots all over the floor so I got this nifty little rack and have them up on a shelf. Not only does it keep the dirty bottom part of the shoes off of the carpet, but it also allows them to hold their shape instead of slouching over on the floor.
My favorite thing by far is this tank top organizer $10. I started out with one, and now I have 4. I was doing what I’m sure you are, throwing them on top of a hanger and only wearing the same two or three that were easy to grab. These hangers don’t take up much room and store so many tanks as well as belts and scarves. Everyone needs at least one.
Container Store has a ton of different versions of this hanger ($6) which I think was for ties or belts but I love it for necklaces and bracelets. I have them hanging behind the door because the prongs only stick out about as far as the door stop so it fits back there perfectly without the door running into it.
We have these Fabric storage cubes $9 all over the house for toy storage so I grabbed one to use for my flip flops. I think I have 14 pair in here and can see each one perfectly. Much less clunky than the over the door shoe rack I had them in before.
This was such a great Pinterest find. I bought these $15 IKEA double towel bars and hung them high on a wall in my closet to store my heels. I like the double rack so I can store one in front of another or set flat shoes right on top. Use the bars for the special occasion shoes you don’t wear everyday so you can hang the bars high and then store a step stool in the closet. Even if you have room for just one towel bar, it will make a huge difference.