Closet Projects

Main Bedroom Walk-in Closet:

Sometimes more space is more trouble rather than a luxury. This closet was difficult to navigate and hard to find what you needed because there was no system. All apparel was gone through, sized, colorized, categorized, re-hung, and clearly separated between Mr. and Mrs. THe end result was a beautifully manicured closet that is a joy to start your day in!

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This massive closet was tackled in two sessions. Session 1 was used to re-organize and group items by category and size. Then it was time for the client’s to do a little homework: by going through labeled categories of sized items and tossing the items that no longer fit or had a notation (ex. Hole in sleeve/ heavy pills) in the “donate” bin.

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While the clients did their homework, I did mine. The donate pile was itemized for tax purposes (with tax receipt) and bagged. Session 2 was all about beautification. Categories were established and then colorized, putting like items together (ex. dress pants with dress shirts/ lounge pants with tees). Black velvet hangers were used throughout.

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By using these white y-weave baskets and clear bins with white lids, accessories and shoes are ensured labeled homes that can be easily maintained.

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Colorizing your wardrobe makes it easier to put outfits together, shows you what you have Vs. what you might need, and it looks like a boutique! Why not shop your closet instead?

A Small Walk-in For Two:

A walk-in closet is lovely – unless you need to share the space! The goal for this space was to create separation, eliminate clutter, and increase visibility, especially on the shelves.

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Dressy shoes worn less often and handbags were binned and labeled to prevent them from getting dusty in between outings. We used white baskets for items that were in use on a more regular basis.

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Hanger consistency, colorizing, and categorizing always make a huge impact – not only does it look pretty, but it makes it so much easier to find the item you’re looking for! You may also notice the hangers are hooked the opposite way – that is a trick I use if a client wants to see what they wear and what they don’t. In 6 months to a year, the items with the hangers still backwards should be re-considered – are they keep worthy if you don’t wear it?

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Notice how the hanger loses shape – the jeans wrinkle in the center – the fabric gathers awkardly creating wrinkles and ripples

Compare to velvet. They hold their shape, prevent slipping, are thinner in the closet, look better, and they take better care of your clothes!

A Little Girl’s Playroom and Closet:

This Mom was tired of cleaning up tiny things constantly and wanted a lovelier closet for her little one – but sometimes it’s easier learning cleanup techniques from a new friend than your Mom. This little lady and I went through these spaces together deciding how best to organize her things and teaching how to fold, organize, and separate!

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Having this little one participate in the organizing not only teaches in the moment, but gives her a true sense of ownership over the system, ensuring her ability to keep it. She even applied the labels to her bins and was VERY proud!

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Part of this plan included moving this desk from the playroom into the bedroom to allow for more floor-play space!

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The Closet – Before:

This closet has a wonderful amount of space and built in shelving, but it needed some containment. It is also a place for play (as you can see by this scarf creation), so providing a real spot for play was important.

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This little lady and I pulled everything out from these shelves and categorized. Then we separated by bin and even color! She had a great time learning how to file fold and color organize, and was so surprised to see how many pink and purple tees she had – they are their own bin!

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All hanging clothing were re-hung on new pink velvet hangers by category and color. All shelved items were binned by category and labeled. And a hidden little reading nook was added below!

Main Bedroom and Bathroom Closets for Senior Living:

The goal for this project was to make things easier for a visually impaired, but active 93 yr old. Clear containers, large labels, category dividers, and colorizing were some tools and systems used to ensure her items were easier to find!

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There is a great set of shelves in the back that we utilized as an accessory center. Handbags were divided into bins by neutral, color, dark, and evening with large labels. Scarves were also divided into bins by size and labeled. Easy to find all the necessary elements to complete her outfit.

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The upper shelves were messy and tough to see what you needed. This client will now have an easy time communicating what to pull down and where to find. Helpers will be able to easily locate what she needs with these clear bins with large labels.

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To ensure this client could find the right category of item, we used large labeled folders to “file” her wardrobe. With tabs popping up between categories like pants and skirts, she can confidentially find whatever she’s looking for, and helpers can put things back in the right place!

Bathroom Closets:

Something we discussed in our walkthrough was how very difficult it was for this client to utilize the two bathroom closets. They doubled as storage closets, so not only holding bathroom items, but sheets and decor items as well. Clear bins for visibility and large labels were utilized to create division and clarity!

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