This is what I call the "wow moment" of the house. It is the moment my husband knew that I would compare every closet to this one and no other closet could even compete. I wish I would have taken a picture of the closet at my old house so I could do side by side comparison and wonder how all those clothes ever fit in such a tiny space. Well the answer is they didn't. We had clothes hanging in the laundry room closet, jeans were folded on shelves in the laundry room and coats were in a closet by the front door.
This is one of the first rooms I organized. My husband had brought all the clothes over one night before we moved in and lets just say he didn't keep them in their color order and my clothes were mixed with his clothes and it was one big mess. So by about the second night I woke up in the middle of the night and started sorting through it.
It is really hard to photograph this room because all of the different angles and lack of natural light so bare with me. I will start from the door and go clockwise through the room.
Hats were always a problem before I found this nifty over the door hanger at Bed Bath and Beyond.
These built in shoe shelves make me very happy but it makes me very sad to think of all the shoes I got rid of when I purged my closets when we were trying to sell our house. If I only would have known that I would have a closet like this.
My jean folding skills are thanks to 2 years of working at the Gap ;). The black picture frame is actually a jewelry organizer.
I don't wear jewelry much after having many broken necklaces from two little boys who like to use them as toys.
Shirts are on top. Short sleeve on the left and long sleeve on the right separated by color. My cardigans and coats are on the bottom rod.
My husbands coats and sweaters are on the top and his suit jackets and pants are on the top.
Kevin's shirts are separated by t-shirts, polos, short sleeve button ups, and long sleeve button ups. Each category is then separated by color.
Remember my laundry sorting bins that were in my old laundry room? They found a new home in my closet. My new laundry room is a little bit smaller than my old one and my closet is really close to the laundry room so it makes it just as easy to keep them in here.
Next Tuesday I will break away from my usual every other week schedule for Totally Organized Tuesdays and I will do Part 2 of my closet. In Part 2 I will tell you how I keep my closet staying this neat, why I put my clothes in color order, and why my husband has way more clothes than I do.
If you have any questions leave them in the comment section or email them to email@example.com and I will answer them next Tuesday in Part 2.
Updated: You can now read Part 2 here.
The fabulous parties I am linking up to:Lil Luna
Organize and Decorate Everything
Crystal and Co.
House of Hepworths
Tatertots and Jello
Be Different Act Normal
I Heart Naptime
A Bowl Full of Lemons
Let Birds Fly
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Six Sisters' Stuff
Spring Into Organization Link Party