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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Closet Organizing: Part 1

Closet Organizing www.shannongillilan.blogspot.com


With a  new season, comes a change in our wardrobes.  This makes it a perfect time to edit my closet!

I bring down my heavier sweaters and outerwear from the attic and put away my summer dresses and tops that I won't be layering for the cooler weather.  This way I can easily see pieces that I'm going to be wearing, which makes putting outfits together easier!

Before I put my summer clothes away, I go through each piece and get rid of anything I didn't wear or don't think I will wear again.  I either give these pieces to friends, donate them, or sell them to Twice (check it out here if you've never head of it before...I just got almost $100 for some pieces I sent in).

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To see what you have and have not worn follow this simple tip.  Turn all of your hangers around backwards, as seen in the picture.  Once you've worn an item, hang it up with the hanger facing the way it normally would.

Hangers Closet Organizing www.shannongillilan.blogspot.com

After a certain amount of time, you can see what you never even wore!  So for fall and winter clothes, I turned all of my hangers around to start the season.  (Similar hangers hereWhen the weather gets warm again and I'm ready to pack those clothes away, I will be getting rid of anything unworn.  I know this isn't always easy...I might wear it someday...I got a really great deal on it...I know, I know, I know!  If you really want to have a wardrobe you LOVE, you have to edit it down to pieces you LOVE!

Scarves Closet Organizing www.shannongillilan.blogspot.com

I don't know about you, but I have a LOT of scarves!  I organize mine on a multi-pant hanger I found at a discount store, like Marshalls or TJMaxx.  It's like a hanger with four metal bars.  I loop the scarves over them and I can see all of them at once!

Boots Closet Organizing www.shannongillilan.blogspot.com
Not all of my boots stand up by themselves, especially the taller ones.  Awhile back, I went to Target (but you can find them many other places) and bought several pool noodles.  Then, I cut them the length to fit in each of my boots to keep them upright.  This is inexpensive and works great! 


What do you need help organizing or storing in your closet?  What do you struggle with?  I would love to answer your questions and offer my best tips to continue this series here on the blog!  

Please leave a comment below and let me know what I can help you with in your closet!

xoxo Shannon

13 comments:

  1. These are some really neat ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the tip about turning the hangers around! I keep all of my boots in their original boxes, but they take up lots of room! Great tips!

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    1. I'm visual so I need to see all of my shoes when I'm picking out an outfit! :)

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  3. I never thought about noodles for my Fall boots, but what an awesomely creative idea! Great post!

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  4. I need to organize my closet solo bad!!! I will definitely use your tips when I do!!!

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  5. Great tips about the scarves, hangers, and noodles! I wouldn't have thought of any of those things!

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  6. I do the hanger trick, and it just proves to my fiance that he keeps wearing the same 5 shirts over and over lol. I'm excited to start clearing out my closet for winter! Bring on the scarves!

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    1. The first morning we had just a little bit of cool weather, I was ready to get all of my fall and winter clothing down and get it in my closet!!

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  7. There are many ways to go about organizing your closet. Different methods make more sense depending on your space and what you’re storing. No matter which method you choose, these closet storage solutions  definitely helps you to reduce the space usage. Once again great post man! Cheers!

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