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lifestyle + closet organization (aka HELP)



Dear Lord help me.

I'm in a situation. A pickle if you will.

I have come back for the summer (slash the rest of my life) and am back to living in my parent's house until I A) find a job B) find some form of income C) find an apartment. 

With moving back home brings all of my college clothes, shoes, accessories, makeup, hair tools, blah blah blah blah blah THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH OF IT FOR ME TO HANDLE.


The worst part of all this is that I gave away so much stuff when I was moving out of my dorm room. Like bags of clothes and most of my room decoration were given to Goodwill. And I still have an ungodly amount left over that I really don't know what to do with, really don't want to deal with, and that I really don't want. 

However, I had to bite the bullet and actually get my ish together and clean the tornado that is my room.

Remember how clean and pretty it used to be

I don't get anxiety, and my room is giving my anxiety.


I am currently trying to figure out a good way to organize my closet. Sounds pretty simple right?

The architects that designed our house made everything look great, yet function was not high on their to-do list when making our closets. I have built in shelves, but they're oddly sized. They're also really high, and being the 5'5 girl I am, this requires me to use a ladder or risk another injury and climb up these shelves (I do this quite often, actually). 

one | two | three | four

I'm trying to find storage bins/baskets that are cute and functional, but I will still use when I move into my own apartment. This is key. TBH I had storage bins but I wasn't a fan of them, and they honestly didn't hold much. Out with the old and in with the new.

I went to IKEA on Monday and was underwhelmed with their selection of storage bins and overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I fell in love with. If I could move into IKEA, I would. Same goes with Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I don't know why but I'm weirdly obsessed with both those places. So much room for activities.

I tried Home Goods too, which usually serves me well. Alas, nada. 

I'm thinking the Container Store is going to do the trick. Hopefully. Otherwise I'm just going to have to deal and let my shelves be less than organized until I move out. 

So. If y'all have any suggestions on where to get storage bins, HELP A GIRL OUT! My days are pretty much spent thinking about my closet, applying for jobs, and working out. Give me a reason to leave my house.

Hannah
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  1. Your not the only one girl! I start by pulling everything out of my closet and sorting it by item type then by color solid to print light to dark. I'll measure my entire closet note it and head to the container store or target. Off season clothing and shoes should be stored up top in vacumn space saver storage bags. Concider replacing all hangers from plastic to felt and wood to save space. A double hanging closet rod is great for scarves, handbags, swim wear, shorts or skirts to extend your hanging storage. Cute shower curtain hooks are great for handbags or buy handbag specific hooks from the container store. Rid of shoe boxs entirely if you can. Shoes on low racks or clear acrylic boxes along the bottom keep them visible. Your shelving could be perfect for handbag, clutches, wallets, hats, and folded tops and denim. I store everyday shoes like flip flops, flats, tennis shoes in a bin to avoid the clutter on my closet floor. Clothing dividers and a shirt folder help keep the shelving space looking fresh with ease. Don't be confined by the "closet section" in stores for solutions either. I've pulled kitchen and bath storage into closets before. Paper towel holders double as bracelet storage, mail sorters as clutch and wallet holders. My philosophy is if I can't see it I won't wear it. I hope my suggestions give you some ideas to try and love!
    Happy organizing,
    Katie

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