I hear a lot of comments through our FaceBook page and Twitter account about people complaining that they cannot organize because it costs money. And while we do sell some pretty awesome organizing products, organizing doesn't always have to involve purchasing things. Don't believe me? Well, here is my closet makeover I did purchasing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I did not even use anything free from the office or somewhere else in my apartment.
How did I do it? Well I started with this mess:
My main problem was that my purse organization system I had been using had broken. So they ended up in the floor of my closet. My shelves at the top of my closet were over running with clothes because I had no room to hang them. My suitcases were being used and not put away because I under estimated my laziness when I stored and organized them before.
To solve this, I used the four pile principle (that states to take everything out and either keep it, store it, donate it or toss it) and sorted through all my belongings and clothes in my closet. At the end of the process, I was able to let go and donate a good percentage of my clothes that no longer fit or I did not like (and thus never wore).
Once I had sorted, I realized that all my belongs would fit with plenty of room. There was no need to install a HomeFree closet system (which is pretty awesome anyway) or use any other products.
So here is my organized closet! It might not be the prettiest thing ever, but it is functional and wonderful to me 🙂
If you want specific advice on how I organized specific things in my closet (purses, scarves, clothes, earrings, necklaces, gift wrapping supplies) leave a comment and I can write a blog post specifically about that.