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31 Days of Life Simplified, Day 4: Tweaks To The Master Closet

Deme Crinion1 Comment
It's Day 4 of 31 Days of Life Simplified and we are almost done with this master closet overhaul!  Having the entire closet emptied helped me think about how we could better use that space.

Here are a few things that were NOT working...

Yes, there's a nail polish issue.  But do you also see that mass of who knows what below my hanging shirts?

Turns out, it was this...
That space is like an abyss.

Next there was this glamor shot:
It's hard to tell amidst all the stuff, but there's a free standing set of white shelves that was just a catch-all for...all.

There it is.

From the beginning I knew I wanted to ditch the white shelves.  I did even use all the shelves of the actual built-in closet system, so this was just another pile magnet.  Not to mention it blocked my longer clothing items from hanging fully straight. 

Much better.

My plan was to move the bar that used to house my shirts (on the right) over to the left side that is now open.  I was going to have two hanging bars on the left so that I could set out some of my jewelry and a mirror out on the right side.
But that would put my shirts (something I access frequently) all down low and I would still have the same issues with hanging longer jackets, skirts, and dresses.  So, the rods are going to stay in place and I'm going to rethink the jewelry solution.

One benefit to having your entire wardrobe out before you, is that you can not only see what you have in it's entirety but how it all works together.  Since I try to keep a fairly minimalist wardrobe, it's really important that all my clothes can be worn multiple ways and play well with everyone else in the mix.  This really helps for those items I'm on the fence for keeping or donating.  

Most of this is my non-maternity wardrobe that was just taking up space and collecting dust.  I made sure we were caught up on laundry so I could go through every last item and now the "keep" stuff is going into a storage bin until post-baby.  We have a nice bag of donations and the rest of my maternity/larger sized clothes are getting loaded back up tomorrow!  

Did anyone else go through a closet this weekend or do some purging this weekend?  You can find all the posts in this series right here!

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to hang out!
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