My closet is super small. It’s not a walk-in. In fact, it’s not even a step-in. My Cape home was built in the 1950s and evidently large closets were not a thing at that time.
Renovating a beautiful, California-Closet-like closet is not in the budget. So, I did the best I could with the space I had. I was at a point where I felt as though I had nothing to wear because my closet was in such disarray. So, I made it my mission to:
So in one weekend, here’s what I did:
-Remove shoe rack on floor and utilize back of closet door to fit all shoes (looks neater, easier to see what I have and can fit a lot more shoes). I purchased the over-the-door-organizer at Target. Remove lower hanging rack; clothes hung too low to floor, and got all jammed up and created much more of a mess.
-Paint/Wallpaper – I chose a Target self-adhesive gray & white wallpaper & a neutral beach sand color wall paint. I chose neutral colors so that it would be calming & my clothing colors & patterns would be the pop of color.
– Rug – I chose a faux-sheepskin rug from Ikea. It’s $30, looks glamorous, is comfy to step on & easy to replace if need be.
– Lighting – I chose a decorative fixture with a fancy medallion to make it even fancier! Plus, my ceilings are too low to have a real chandelier, so I did the best I could!
– Clothes- I organized by piece; tees, blouses, sweaters, cardigans, dresses, pants/skirts. Bulky sweaters I folded and put in a wire basket. I chose wire so that I could see through it & see what was in it.
– Accessories like scarves & clutches also went into wire storage baskets.
Overall, I’m thrilled with my mini closet makeover! I am much happier each morning to get dressed! And like the Marie Kondo book said – I made sure each piece I kept brought me joy when I saw or touched it!