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My Girly {just for mom} Closet Makeover

I know you thought I had already gotten out of my organizing groove…Not so!  Here’s proof I’ve been working on some hefty projects in my absence.  Take this closet…Scary…When was the last time I put MY clothes away?!

Before Closet Makeover at

Let’s not answer that…It is a bit embarrassing.  For some reason, MY clothes NEVER get put away.  It’s a big enough challenge most days to get laundry washed, dried and folded…Who has time to put it away?!  And actually, I had already cleaned a bunch of stuff out before I remembered to take a *Before* picture.  See that spot of carpet on the floor…Yeah, that definitely was not there when I started tackling this project.

Seriously, you are probably thinking my entire house looks like this…Full of piles of STUFF.  It doesn’t or I would go crazy…Sometimes some rooms just get neglected for a while.

This week, I tackled MY closet.  Mr. Kriegerchick was gracious enough to give me the Master closet for myself {could be that his stuff no longer fits after mine took over}.  Anyway, he has a separate area in the laundry room for his stuff.

I am linking up to the New Year’s Organizing Revolution over at A Bowl Full of Lemons.

{Come VOTE for my closet makeover Friday-Sunday…I’m #77 }

I took everything out of the closet and decided what was to keep, donate, relocate to another room in the house, etc.  Then, I put everything back and organized it in a way that makes sense to me.  Ready for the Reveal…

Closet Makeover Reveal at

With this super cute new closet makeover just for me, it is so much easier to find what I am looking for.  I’m sure to always put everything away, right!?

Closet makeover {}

Closet makeover at

Now for the DETAILS…It’s neatly arranged with some pretty pink accents…In a house full of boys, there’s not many places to infuse pink.  I try to sneak it in wherever I can!

My sister gave me the suggestion of turning my hangers backwards.  Then, whenever I wear something, hang it back up in the opposite direction.  This will show me from season to season what I am actually wearing…If I haven’t worn it in 6 months to a year, it should be donated.  Not sure if this detail shows clearly in the pictures.

I organized my shirts according to sleeve length and color in order of the rainbow with neutrals first.  All dresses are together, shirts, pants and jeans,jackets, and vests.  The everyday shirts and pants are folded on the shelves to the right.  They are organized by long sleeve, short sleeve, tanks & camis, yoga pants and sweat pants.  I also have quite the collection of sweaters, so those that do not fit in a dresser in the bedroom reside on the lower shelves on the left.  Due to a lack of storage space in the adjacent bath, my closet also is home to our towels and other bathroom paraphernalia

Cute labels at {}I added some cute handmade labels to the bins.  They are attached with velcro tabs.

Handbag bins {}I made sure to maximize my storage space by storing the handbags I am not currently using on the top shelf.  With a sister in the Handbag business, I have a lot of handbags!  { has unique, stylish, reasonably priced handbags!}

Scarf organizer {}Okay, so I may have a few scarves too.  I hang them so I can see them easier.  I loop the fluffier scarves over a hanger like shown and fold my smooth scarves over a hanger with about 3 scarves per hanger.

And for my FAVORITE part of the closet makeover…My Clothing Inspiration Board…LOVE it!  I have sooo many outfits pinned on pinterest.  This way, I can print out some of the outfits to use as inspiration to not wear the same 5 shirts, 2 scarves and 1 layering sweater.  If you see me often, you can probably name the few items of clothing I actually wear.  Sad when I have a closet full of fun clothes begging to be worn!

Clothing Inspiration Board {}How cute did this turn out!

See how I made it in 15 minutes or less {here} and the easy embellished tacks {here}!

Other details…In the pictures of the whole closet, there is a black cabinet.  Eventually, it will house my jewelry.  If you look closely, you might notice it has no knobs.  They were removed so my darling children would quit taking my jewelry out…Until then, it just looks pretty and will serve it’s purpose one day.

There is also a fun vintage chair I use to climb to the top of the closet.

Where are my shoes?  A few pairs are lined up on the floor and the shelf, but most of them are in the mudroom.  There is also a hidden basket containing all of my flats and shoes not appropriate for winter in the corner of the closet.

Ahhh! It feels so good to have tackled my closet!  Now I just have to keep it neat and put my clothes away.

What’s your best closet organizing tips?  I’d love to hear them…I’m tackling the linen closet soon.  😦


I’m linking to A Bowl Full of Lemons,  Sugarbee Crafts733blog

An Organized Office Space…

If you read my previous blog post, you may recall that one of my goals for 2013 is to come to terms with our Home Office space.  Let me just start by saying that I am not naturally drawn to the Office in our home…never have been, probably never will.  I don’t enjoy paperwork {unless it involves crafting}, don’t enjoy paying bills {unless it involves a recent shopping trip to Kohl’s}, and have the ability to look past these until the absolute last minute…

In the case of our Office, I may have looked past the heaps of papers and stuff mounting for as long as we have lived in our home…Uh-hum…just over a year.

Somehow it was never a priority until I saw the New Year’s Organizing Revolution over at abowlfulloflemons.  The 1st week happened to be the Office, so I accepted the Challenge!

Don’t faint {or judge} when you see the before pictures!

Here is the room before.  It is in the corner of our basement and has no windows, therefore no natural light and is BORING!

Office redo before at

Desk area before at

It has been the room where all the miscellaneous stuff is dumped for far too long.  The idea of cleaning out and going through all the paperwork was daunting!  It took me days to sort through everything…Good thing I had great helpers.  See corner of photo:) I have lots of fantastic ideas for the space, but I needed to get it done NOW and on a minimal budget.

And here is the organized desk space…Yeah!  We made the desk {years ago} with an old door and two filing cabinets we had built to fit the door.  The glass was cut to fit the top.

Organized Office Space at

An organized desktop…Check out these cute little buckets I found in the Target dollarspot.  They came with the chalkboard labels, I just wrote on them with a chalk marker. I have plans for these little buckets too…Stay tuned!

Chalkboard office supply organizers at

These enamelware containers work perfectly for extra storage.

enamelware organizer at

Here is a close up of how I organized my paper and labels drawer.

Paper Supply drawer at

I labeled all the personal files too, although one day I would like to color code them.

organized files at

This little table houses the printer and the supplies I use more frequently.  Painting the table a color is in my future plans.

Organized Office Supplies at

This fun vintage cart was snagged from my craft room next door.  It works great as extra storage.  Plus it adds some COLOR!

Office cart with supplies at

I placed art on the floor to decide how I wanted to arrange the wall above the desk.   My plans were shattered as soon as I asked Mr. Kriegerchick to help with the hanging.  For some reason, he does not want that many holes in the wall…So he came up with a different idea featuring some AWESOME shelves.  Don’t worry…I’ll share soon!  To see what we came up with…Click HERE!

Office Gallery Wall at

Well, there you have it…Our Organized Home Office!  Honestly I am amazed I was able to get this much done in just 3 days.  I will be even more excited when we finish the wall above the desk and a couple other finishing touches.

An Organized Office at

3 days down, 362 to go…What have you accomplished this year?

See you soon!


I linked up to the New Years Organizing Revolution…

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