“From the moment you start tidying, you will be compelled to reset your life.”
New Year, Fresh Start
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 our master bedroom closet re-organization. Now, when I say tackle, I mean I was ready to wrestle the mess to the ground. I was not going to stop until I came out victorious.
Operation Closet Re-Organization
Purge: As you can see, I had my work cut out for me. The first order of business was purging. Want to know a little secret about me… I LOVE to purge. I mean I really love it! Who’s with me!? Clutter and I just 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.
Donate: It was time to say, “goodbye,” to the work suits, dresses, blouses, and pumps from years past. I bagged up all the things that I no longer needed here on the farm. Then, I was off to the donation center so they could be given a new life.
Upon returning home, 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!
Organize: It was time to pull up my organization bootstraps and begin to rearrange my clothes on hangers. I wanted the things I wore most to be more accessible. Now to some, this may not sound important. However, I am vertically challenged (a whopping 5’1″) so being able to easily access the clothes I wear most is helpful.
I used to complain about not having an effective way to store my purses, bags, and scarves. Not anymore! This great 6-hook Hanging Organizer works perfectly to keep purses and bags organized. Don’t worry. I didn’t forget about my scarves. They were also treated to the wonderful world of organization by this Tiered Scarf Hanging Organizer. Both of these solutions were so much better than the method I used before… the floor.
The Beauty of Baskets
Now I was on an organization roll and nothing could stop me. It was on to socks. I love socks! Sport socks, crew socks, boots socks, cozy socks… I have a lot. Therefore, on the completely underutilized built-in shelves in our closet, I decided to use these fantastic Woven Hyacinth Wicker Storage Baskets to store all my socks in. Utilizing the baskets for socks allowed me to completely free up an entire drawer. I was also able to separate them according to their use. Win-win.
I always wear a hat outside on the farm when doing chores and when we go to the beach. (Skin protection is very important!) As you can imagine, I have a lot of them too. Using this darling lined basket for my beanies and baseball caps was the perfect storage solution. All I have to do is toss them in!
The final piece of my organization puzzle was a laundry basket. We have one built-in one in our bathroom, but I wanted one in the closet too. Now, thanks to Wayfair, I have one. I couldn’t be happier. No more back and forth to the bathroom with dirty clothes for this girl!
Final Finishing Touches
With all the work I was putting into organizing the closet, I wanted to make it look beautiful too. Some finishing touches were necessary. One thing I always wished I had in the closet was a vanity mirror. With a mirror in there, I would be able to check my makeup and jewelry once I was dressed. Thanks to Wayfair, my wish come true.
A small bud vase and a flower print were the perfect feminine touches to finish off this space. Viola!
Closet Re-Organization Rejuvenation
There are many things I learned from the master bedroom closet reorganization. Here are just a few of them:
- With the right storage items, you can not only make a space functional, but beautiful too. Thank you, Wayfair!
- Now that my closet is organized and beautiful, I want to work at keeping it this way. I don’t want to have to do it again. (Ain’t nobody got time for that!)
- I may have a slight cardigan sweater addiction… but, we’ll address that at a later date.
I hope you found this post helpful, informative, and inspirational. Don’t be afraid to tackle those closets. There’s no time like the present. Although it’s not the most enjoyable activity, it sure feels great once it’s complete. If you’re looking for great ideas or pieces to help organize your home, be sure to check out Wayfair. They are a wonderful source. Happy organizing!
This post is sponsored by Wayfair. The opinions and ideas in this post are entirely my own.