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organized walk in closet with fabric box storage

Master Bedroom Closet Purge and Organization

January is the perfect time to start fresh when it comes to closet organization. I got together with a few Home Bloggers and we each selected a home organization project to tackle. After reading this post make sure to check out their projects as well.

After all, the things we’ve accumulated over the last year usually serve to hold us back from what we really want to be doing. Clutter never serves us well, and it adds up fast at our house. With a family of seven we need to be dedicated to decluttering on a consistent basis. When it comes to keeping our home free of too much “stuff”, most of my time is spent going through the kids possessions. Although we have a lot of of toys and clothing to purge, Jeremy and I also have our ownclutter to go through.

hanging and folded clothes in a closet

After putting it off for too long I went through our bedroom closet. Like everyone else the pandemic has changed how we live. We just don’t go out as much as we used to and many of us are working from home. I’ve found that I rarely wear half of my wardrobe, and although I love clothing, I don’t need as much as I used to. In an attempt at minimalist living that I’ve admired for so long I decided get rid of almost half of my clothing. Jeremy still goes into work so needed to keep more than I did, but he was able to donate a huge amount of clothing as well.

folded and hanging clothing in walk in closet

walk in closet stuffed with clothing in need of organization

The Challenge: Organize the Master Bedroom Closet for under $50

Start with a Clean Slate

The first thing I did was take everything, and I mean everything out of our bedroom closet. The carpet was vacuumed, the walls dusted and the wire shelving was wiped down. As I was doing this the kids came in and were delighted, It’s interesting to me how cleaning and organizing to this extent makes them happy. The girls thought it would make a great space for their fort. I put an end to that dream of theirs real quick.

empty walk in closet with wire shelves

white wire closet shelves against a cream colored wall

Use What You Have

In order to save money we didn’t change the layout of our closet. Instead I chose to use what we already had to the fullest extend. We added only where we felt we really needed. Eliminating some of our belongings served us better than adding new organizational elements to the closet.

walk in closet organized with boxes and hangers

neatly hanging clothes with stool in walk in closet

hanging clothes and folded clothing in walk in closet

Curate Your Closet

After I emptied out the closet I instinctually was careful not to put too much back in. I wanted to leave room to breath while I was in there and not fill it to overflowing like it was before. It actually felt really good to give so much of my clothing away. I found myself saying, “someone will love this”, more than once. I also made sure to only use two different types of hangers for a uniform, tidy look.

fabric boxes on wire shelf for organization in walk in closet

neatly folded and hanging clothes and organization boxes in closet

I found these inexpensive fabric boxes here for seasonal clothing. I also use these smaller boxes here for undergarments, socks and scarves. They’re light weight so stacking them is easy and makes it quick to find what we need.

necklaces hanging organized on canvas boards in closet

In our closet there’s an awkward little half corner that I found the perfect use for. I took two canvas boards like here and screwed metal hooks in them to hang my necklaces on. Then I simply hung the two canvases on the wall as you would art Now my necklace collection is easy to see and retrieve. It encouraged me to wear jewelry a lot more.

color coordinated clothing on velvet hangers neatly organized

organized pants on wood hangers in closet

These hangers here leave so much for room than thicker hangers allow. They’re velvet so they grip your clothing which makes it less likely to fall off the hangers. I like to hang some of my pants and I’ve thrifted several of these hangers, but I also purchased more of them here. For a cohesive look I color code my clothing. Not only does it make your closet look more organized it gives you a good idea of what you don’t need to buy when clothes shopping.

square ottoman for organization and storage in walk in closet

tall laundry basket in corner of organized walk in closet

wood foot stool in organized walk in bedroom closet

Don’t Forget Your Closet floor

Although I didn’t want much on the floor of our walk in closet I did want these three items. While thrift shopping I found this storage ottoman. I placed it out of the way under shorter hanging clothes, and keep replacement items for our bathroom inside.

A laundry basket for light clothes in the corner. This one here fits just right, uses up otherwise wasted space and makes it simple organize laundry for washing. It has handles that make it a breeze to carry and I take it directly to the laundry room down the hall where I put it straight in the washing machine. No sorting out lights and darks.

The third item we keep on our bedroom closet floor is this sturdy little wood foot stool. Jeremy and I are both tall, but this tool comes in handy when we’re taking clothing down or putting clothing away on the top shelf.

Bother Jeremy and I don’t miss any of the things we gave away. Our closet has become a cozy, peaceful place which is something I didn’t know was possible. If you’re procrastinating cleaning out your closet, stop. Set aside a few hours to work on it so you have a place for everything and everything in it’s place. You’ll be so glad you did.

Now go see what these other incredible Home Bloggers have done to organize their homes this New Year!

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Meet Ursula – lanaandlino.com

 

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Meet Lulu – luluquadri.com

 

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Meet Sunny – positivelystrong.com

 

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Meet Rhegis – themorrismansionblog.com

Meet Erin – everythingerinkn.com 

 

 

16 Comments

  1. Sunny

    The jewelry organization wall is the icing on the entire, organized cake! Love how you went about this, Maria!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Haha thank you Sunny! Feels good to narrow it down to what we really needed and wanted in our closet.

      Reply
  2. Lulu Quadri

    Love the closet organization! It can be a challenge to organize but you’ve shared great tips!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      It can be challenging. Starting was the hardest part. Thanks Lulu!

      Reply
  3. Rhegis

    It looks so good! 100% agree with the hangers!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Thanks Rhegis! They do save a good amount of space.

      Reply
  4. Erin

    All great tips for a closet!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Yes, it’s a game changer when it comes to the ease of finding and choosing your jewelry. Thanks Yesenia!

      Reply
  5. Nelly's Blog

    Great post! I always get so anxious thinking about purging my closet, but your pictures and this post definitely gave me the kick I needed! Thank you for sharing!

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      I’m so glad! I used to feel a anxious about getting rid of things as well. Keep what you really love or even take a photo of it. Let the rest go. It really feel wonderful.

      Reply
  6. Komal Singh

    Girl your closet looks amazing! It’s amazing how much a closet can change with the addition of bins.

    Reply
    • Maria Kamara

      Thanks so much! You can pull a closet together for very little cost if you’re willing to pare down to only what you use and love.

      Reply

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