Phew I’ve been busy and I can’t believe its already time to share my $100 Room Challenge Master Bedroom Closet Edition Week 2 Post! See how I am organizing my walk in closet on a budget!
Its Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge Master Bedroom Closet Edition and we are making progress! This week I am sharing the BEST way to organize a closet!
Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge Master Bedroom Closet Edition focuses on one thing only, and it is the most important thing of all when it comes to organizing a closet. Are you ready for the big secret? The solution for an organized closet?
Get rid of stuff. That’s it. That’s the big secret to keeping an organized closet. The less items, the better. Purge unwanted items. Haven’t worn it in a year? Get rid of it. Doesn’t fit anymore? Pitch it. Out of style? Don’t wait for it to come back around, just toss it. This bag is all garbage. This doesn’t include my consignment pile!
Here is my method. Take every single thing out of your closet, one category at a time. So I take out all my pajamas, go through them, and then refold, and then the next category, etc. If you have the room and time,, take every single item out at once, from all categories. This is a big job, but is really effective because you see just how many clothing items you have. Make sure you have some free time and free space before doing this!
Here is some of the aftermath! What a mess!
If we are being honest, I actually do a pretty good job of getting rid of items on a routine basis. I purge my closet at least a few times a year and take unwanted items to a consignment shop. I don’t make a ton of money on items, but it is better than nothing! But despite consigning items, I quickly lose control of the organization in this black pit of clothing because I frequently buy new things. Perhaps I should just resolve to buy less, but I am not sure that is going to happen, so the more I get rid of now, the better.
I am fortunate to have a large walk in closet on our third floor, so any item that I don’t wear frequently, such as special occasion dresses or out of season skirts, I took upstairs. You have seen this room when I revamped this room for only $100 and again when I shared the best way to organize baby clothes. This room has a big ol’ barely used closet and I really need to take advantage of it. So my tip for you here is to pack up seasonal or special occasion clothing and find somewhere else to store it. If you don’t have the room, use my baby clothes storage method and tuck it under a bed.
I also ordered a few organizational items from Amazon this week! I am hoping they fit in the space and are effective! Good quality bins are not cheap and these are going to take up most of my budget. I was excited to find this set of 3 for 19.99! I saw them on other sites for almost 40 dollars a bin!
I also love the slim velvet hangers because they prevent clothes from sliding and look less bulky. I have a bunch of them already but may need to order another pack.
After a vote on Instagram, you all decided I should paint my shelves! I haven’t gotten very far but do have a coat on one of the sections. I see a lot of painting in my future!
Not many photos this week but things are in that awkward messy stage! I will have more to share next week!