An organized closet is essential for a smooth morning and also the optimal re-sale of your home. Adorned Homes recently collaborated with Minne Pristine Co for a closet rehab to show you guys the benefits of creating organized closet spaces! We hear from Danielle below!
Getting yourself ready in the morning can be overwhelming, time consuming and stressful if your closet is not well organized! I partnered up with Katie Kurtz from Adorned Homes to break down how to organize your closet by sections, helping to relieve those morning headaches.
Take a look at how we organized part of Katie’s Master Closet, giving tips on how to create a beautiful and well organized space!
| EDIT |
First step to creating an organized section is editing the space. Remove all the clothing out of the space being worked on. This may seem like double the work, but trust me, it’s worth your time! This gives you a clean slate and better view of how much space there is to work with. During the editing process, I also create piles for donation, worn/outdated pieces and dry cleaning.
Another important part of the editing process is creating categories. With Katie’s closet, she wanted a section for formal wear, pants and shoes/accessories. By creating categories, everything is more visible, saving you time when trying to find specific clothing pieces in that section.
An add on to editing process is the organizational items used to create an eye catching section in your closet! One of the easiest ways to edit and streamline your closet is using the same hanger throughout the space. Katie had all white hangers, but varying sizes. I used the larger white hanger for the pants and the thin white hanger for her tops. Hangers are a simple, but very effective way to create a beautiful space. A few of my go to stores for these items are The Container Store, Target and Costco.
| PLACEMENT |
Placement is the next step after the editing process. One way to place clothing and accessories is by color and size. I organized the pants and tops sections by color and then length. This is a great way to visually see everything you own!
I organized the shoes shelves by style then color – heals on the first two shelves and ankle boots on the third shelf. Alternate how the show is placed, so you can easily see the style from both angles, as well as maximizing the space on the shelf. Organizing by style is great way to streamline your space and helps with selecting an outfit for the day!
The two top shelves were left to display her clutches and favorite hats. I organized her clutches by color and left the top shelf to display her hats. I organized by a pyramid approach, starting with the larger (fewer items) on the top shelf and ended with the smaller (more items) on the bottom. This visually creates a beautiful display!
| PRESENTATION |
Hey guys! Katie here! I am so excited to be partnering with Danielle on this little closet project in my home. I have been having a hard time getting ready in the morning lately with our recent move and the new baby bump so when Danielle suggested a closet edit I obviously jumped at the chance! Presentation, in any room of the home, is top priority for me. I love a room that is well put together and makes you feel great when you step in! Same goes for the closet. When I walk in I want to feel inspired and energized for the day.
The way I present myself is of utmost importance in my career and that all starts in my closet. I wanted this section to be filled with current & trendy clothing that fits me well, goes together to create different outfits and a little bit of sparkle to make the section pretty…to inspire me in the mornings, not to overwhelm!
Perfect closet presentation necessities:
- matching hangers
- good spacing…no overpacked sections!
- unified colors that can be mixed for multiple outfits
- a different section for each type of clothing; tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories
- different pieces for different work occasions. dressy, casual Friday, happy hour
- toss/donate the old stuff. anything outdated or worn…bye!
If you want to go farther than just organizing:
- install new closet systems that have separate sections for all of your different types of clothing
- repaint the walls a light neutral
- add new lighting. a cute chandi if there is space otherwise something that puts off plenty of light!
We think you are ready but if you need more help or don’t want to do it yourself prior to the sale of your home give us a call! Katie is a licensed MN Realtor and Danielle is an expert home organizer.
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