Closet Organization

Walk-in Closet

I tell you what—if anything keeps me sane in this world it’s an organized closet.  Not just an organized closet either—a neat and organized home in general.  Clutter and disorganization are the bane of my existence.

I’ve lived amongst disorganization before and, believe me, it drove me nuts.  Who wants to come home to that everyday and be surrounded by madness?  My whole body just stresses out and tenses up seeing so much clutter.  I mean, you can never find anything either and it takes forever to get ready for the day.

My favorite neat freak, Colin Cowie, is spot on in that everything should have its place.  You feel great, you’re not stressed, and you know where everything is at a moment’s notice.  Amirite?

Not saying I’m perfect with this or anything—but I do try my best.  I do have my moments where I lapse but it doesn’t last very long, I tell you.

This also makes it somewhat fun getting dressed and putting outfits together everyday.  You can actually find things when you organize your clothes by item, style, and colors.

I decided the sweaters here should have a space of their own in an armoire off to the side.  Inside the bottom drawer are various gloves and winter scarves & hats.  I figure I’m only going to wear these things during the freezing cold winter months whereas the walk-in closet has pieces I can wear all year-round.

The coat closet is not as spacious as I’d like, but it’ll do.  I can’t possibly stuff one more coat in there though.

I just love my tie hanger.  It keeps my ties organized just the way I like them.

The hats just kind of found a place on their own and put themselves on a rack over a door.

So, if you have nothing else to do today, organize your wardrobe, all your closets, and then your entire home.  You’ll feel so much better afterwards.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Life is so much more relaxing, peaceful, and joyful sans clutter and disorganization.

19 thoughts on “Closet Organization

  1. In total agreement.

    You know what I did? I bought this program called OmniFocus and I have every single chore and errand that needs to be done throughout the year scheduled for a specific time. Each day, week, month I get a heads up on what I need to do and — Check! — it’s automatically rescheduled for the following week, month, year. j

    (For example, my sink traps get cleaned twice a year, my windows every month, my carpet weekly. I haven’t walked into a dirty/messy home in a decade.)

    1. I love to hear that. That is SO great! I love that idea. Perfect! More people should be this way and stop procrastinating or at least have some kind of system down.

  2. I am with you all the way in keeping tidy and decluttered. My two cats have different ideas though. Cat litter, food, toys, rugs and cushions end up everywhere and the cats redesign my clothes…..say no more !! 😀 Ralph xox 😀

  3. You would love my mother! She doesn’t like clutter and unfortunately I am a clutter a holic. I am a messy person in my personal space but try and keep things neat and tidy in the rest.

  4. When I worked, my closets were organized to the nth degree. Now it’s jeans and a tee shirt, with a coordinating long-sleeved shirt for winter; shorts and a short-sleeved blouse in the summer. I use only about a tenth of the rod space I did formerly. LOVE retirement!

        1. Yeah, it’s always fun to wake up and not have anything to do but what you want and choose to do with no time constraints.

        2. Yeah, it’s always fun to wake up and not have anything to do but what you want and choose to do with no time constraints.

  5. I am impressed. More disorganized here–too much crazy with kids around. And the organization stuff doesn’t come so naturally for me. Feel free to pass on any tips 🙂

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