“From the moment you start tidying, you will be compelled to reset your life.”
Like so many, with the arrival of the new year, I decided I needed to do some reorganizing in the farmhouse. New year, fresh start, reset. Last week, I channeled my inner Marie Kondo and with the help of Wayfair, I decided to tackle the reorganization of our master bedroom closet. When I say tackle, I mean I was ready to wrestle the mess to the ground and I was not going to stop until I came out victorious.
As you can see, I had my work cut out for me. My first order of business was purging. Here’s a little secret about me… I LOVE to purge. (Only our home, there’s no cause for concern.) I mean, I love it! Clutter and I don’t mix. My closet was in dire need of a purge and there was no time like the present. Our lifestyle has changed tremendously since moving to the South from California. It was time to say, “good-bye,” to the work suits, dresses, blouses, and pumps. I bagged up all the things that no longer had a place in my life here on the farm and off to the donation center they went.
Upon my return, I was faced with an incredible mess. After the purge, my closet literally looked like a clothing and hanger bomb had gone off in it. Is it just me, or have you ever noticed that in order to make something look better it has to look worse first? Please say it’s not just me!
I pulled up my organization bootstraps and began rearranging my clothing on hangers so that the things I wore most were more accessible to me. To some, this may not sound important, but I am vertically challenged (a whopping 5’1″) so being able to easily access the clothes I wear most is helpful. I have always complained about not having an effective way to store my purses, bags, and scarves. I found this great 6-Hook Hanging Organizer that worked perfectly to keep my purses and bags organized. My scarves were also treated to the wonderful world of organization by this Tiered Scarf Hanging Organizer. Both of these solutions were so much better than what I used before… the floor.
Holla if you love socks! I love socks. I have all different types of socks, sport socks, crew socks, boots socks, cozy socks…you get the idea. On my completely underutilized built-in shelves, I decided to use these fantastic Woven Hyacinth Wicker Storage Baskets to store all my socks in. Not only did that allow me to completely free up an entire drawer, I was able to separate them according to their use. Win-win. Side note: I also used a darling lined basket for beanies and baseball caps which I always wear outside for farm chores. (Skin protection, y’all, it’s very important!) The final piece to my puzzle was a laundry basket. We have one built-in in our bathroom, but I wanted one in my closet too. Now, I have one and I couldn’t be happier. No more back and forth to the bathroom for this girl!
With all the work I was putting into organizing the closet, I wanted to make it look beautiful too. Some last minute touches were necessary. One thing I always wished I had was a vanity mirror to be able to check my makeup and jewelry once I was dressed. Wish granted, thanks to Wayfair. A small bud vase and a flower print were the perfect feminine touches to finish off this space. Viola!
There are many things I learned from my closet reorganization. First, with the right storage items you can make a space not only beautiful, but more functional. Thank you, Wayfair! Second, now that my closet is organized and beautiful, I want to work at keeping it this way, so I don’t have to do it again. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!) Third, I may have a slight cardigan sweater addiction… but, we’ll address that at a later date. Until then, happy organizing!
This post is sponsored by Wayfair. The opinions and ideas in this post are entirely my own.