Closet Organization: A Story

Once upon a time, a girl graduated from college. 

Thank you, Lowder, for my business degree

She moved her belongings from Auburn to Atlanta, and quickly realized that she had too many things and too little places to put them. This is her story.

I moved home almost 3 weeks ago and still am not entirely unpacked. The problem? I literally have no place to put things!

The first items to find a home were my most important possessions: clothes and shoes (duh.) However, when I began to "organize" my shoe collection, it became apparent that the floor of my closet would not be an appropriate home for them. 

Shoe collection: Before

I began looking online for a shoe rack that might help me with my problem, but even a cheap one from Target ran around $40. Let's be real here. I just graduated from college. I'm working, but I'm still poor. I don't have $40 to spend on a shoe rack.

So, obvious decision, little old me decided I'd build my own shoe rack. How hard could it be?

Well, I quickly learned two things: 1) It's hard to build a shoe rack when you don't have square corners, and 2) I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. A table saw? Nail gun? Straight edge? What's that?

Thankfully, I have the best dad in the whole world and he came to my rescue! We (meaning he) re-cut all the pieces and somehow it ended up being (somewhat) even. Woot!

Shoes: After

I also found that I didn't have adequate storage for my insane scarf collection. So, my brilliant solution was...

a pants hanger! At only around $5 from Walmart, it gave me a really efficient way to store my scarves in easy view on the inside of my closet. 

So, lovelies, that's my closet accessories story. More to come later as I begin to tackle the rest of my room!

I'll leave you with some fabulous photos of some of my favorite closet spaces:

Khloe Kardashian's closet, via The Coveteur

Marble countertops and a TV? Yes, please. 

The infamous shoe closet of Mariah Carey

love the mirror!


1 comment:

  1. omg LOVEEEE the shoe closets!!! and what a fab idea for the scarfs... i need to do that!!!
    love ya chels, congrats on ur 1st post!