And, does anyone recall me saying that if Benson weren't married to me he'd be a minimalist? Well yeah...I'm actually a little embarrassed by this picture because I look like a hoarder compared to him! And what's worse is that the left side of the bottom half--all those coats--aren't even his. They're mine! Oh, and the section behind the middle wall that you can't see yet...also all my stuff. This picture puts me to SHAME, so let's move on quickly...
After mulling over systems from different closet companies, Ikea, The Container Store, and approaching general contractors to custom build one, we landed on this Rubbermaid kit. It hit all the notes of having a customizable closet at a comparatively good price point, and we are quite pleased! Another compelling aspect is that it's a flexible and adaptable system, so if we ever want to change our closet structure in the future it'll be extremely easy. Rather than ripping out the entire closet and starting over, we can add more shelves, rods, drawers, or move them around as we need. Pretty cool!
I don't think there's a "best" way to arrange clothes. To me, it's really just however your brain works best and what will help you find your clothes quickly. Mine's a little complicated, so let's not analyze what that says about my brain and move on!
Everlane tees (I don't wear any other tees anymore!), and jeans that I don't wear often. Like, boyfriend jeans that I can't wear in the winter or old jeans that I don't wear anymore but use for outfit pictures of what not to wear. These were things that desperately needed a place in our old closet. They kept ending up in piles on top of our dresser, but now they have their own shelf, and the world is right again.
Dresses are in the middle section behind the middle wall. That wall is kind of annoying, but oh well. I used to hang these by type: short dresses first, into groups of sleeveless or short sleeves, then maxi dresses, but now all of the nursing-friendly dresses are in the front. The others are chilling in the back waiting to be loved again someday.
drawers, a pants rack, shoe shelves, etc.) this is the only one we're using so far.
Workout clothes, shorts, pajamas, and undergarments are in a dresser I share with Benson. Yall don't need to see the unmentionables, but I will say that these Ikea drawer cube organizers are the bomb dot com. I use different cubes to store socks, underwear, etc. so that they all have a special place and don't overflow onto each other.
Shoes and Jewelry
We don't wear shoes around the house, so mine are in an entryway closet. That's a mess right now, so we're probably going to set up another Rubbermaid unit in that closet to organize all of our shoes.
My jewelry hasn't been set up yet since we *just* unpacked it all. I'll save that for another post whenever it's finished.
I'm not trying to be a commercial for this closet system (this is NOT a sponsored post even though it sure as heck sounds like one), but I'm sooooo glad we found it. Our closet isn't huge, but it fits more than our walk-in closet did at our old place, and the kit didn't cost much considering it allows you to have a custom closet. It's an organizational system than almost anyone can do! There are different versions for different sized closets, anywhere from 4ft to 10ft kits.
What's aspect of your closet or wardrobe needs some major organizational help?