Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Closet tour time!

A long, long time ago, I got a request on Formspring to do a closet tour post. Um... I'm finally getting to it about 4 months later. So, to the reader who asked, I'm sorry to keep you on the edge of your seat for so long.

First off, husband and I share a walk-in closet. We split it down the middle, and mine is the messier side. I cleaned it up especially for you guys so you won't think I'm a slob.


On the right side, we have my dresses and cardigans and a few blazers. The top shelf is my "house clothes" which consists of ugly sweatshirts and sweat pants and work-out stuff. I used to organize my cardigans by color, but then got lazy, especially since I've started to switch out the wood hangers to the plastic ones, so they're all jumbled together. There's plastic drawers for my socks and underwear underneath this, along with my hamper that I throw stuff into when I don't feel like hanging it up. We're looking to get a nice wood dresser eventually, but it's not a high priority right now.


On the top left side, I have all my tops, organized from sleeveless to button-ups to regular shirts. There's a shelf below that holds sweaters and things that I don't want to hang up.


On the bottom left side, I have my skirts and slacks hung up, and then my jeans and shorts folded and stacked on top of my out-of-season-clothes storage boxes.


And because I'm Asian, we take off our shoes inside the house, so I keep them all in the garage. We bought an Ikea Billy bookcase off Craigslist for real cheap and bought some extra shelves (which don't match, but whatever).

I took these pictures right after I put away my winter boots in storage boxes, so there's more space than usual. The top plastic storage bins hold shoes that I don't wear much (like wedding shoes and dress-like-a-hoochie shoes).


Seeing that I bought the majority of these shoes within the last 6 months (aka when I've had my blog), I'm really not sure what I wore this time last year. I think just my Chucks and flip flops.

I keep my jewelery (aka all 5 necklaces I own) and my jackets and winter coats in the closet of my sewing/crafting/putting-stuff-in-piles-on-the-floor room along with formal dresses and stuff I don't really wear anymore. That room is perpetually messy, so no photos there. 

The end! I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my closet. I'd love to see how you organize your guyses' closets! I'd love it if you could post a link if you have a closet post! :)

18 comments:

  1. It's posts like this that make me wish I lived in a house! My parents have a pretty modest house but their bedroom walk-in closet is literally larger than some of my NYC apartment bedrooms. I use Huggable Hanger knock-offs to save space (they are also great for keeping slippery clothes on the hanger)! That's a great idea for shoe storage – depending on where we live next I might copy the idea – currently our shoes line the wall in our front hall. They're out of the way, but take up a lot of space that way!

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  2. I love closet tours! It gives me so much to think about for my own closet and especially its organisation ;-)

    Relatable Style

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  3. I love seeing how other people organize their closets. Perhaps I'll put together a closet tour sometimes soon as well. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  4. Your closet is so neat! I don't think I'd ever be able to share a closet with anyone. Aside from colour coordination, I have zero organization and a few weeks after cleaning, my closet usually looks like a tornado swept through it! lol

    I love seeing the shelves of shoes. Everything's so neat and orderly!

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  5. OMG... your closet is so neat! I like how the hangers are all the same color too. Amazing.

    And that's a lot of shoes too. Super jealous of your amazing organization skillz.

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  6. I've been hearing all sorts of good things about the huggable hangers! I don't think space is really an issue for us right now (our builders apparently really like walk-in closets and we have three of them in the house), but the grippy part sounds enticing because I'm sick of clothes slipping off the hangers!

    I got the bookshelf idea from Tiffany (I am Style-ish), although hers is more for displaying all her pretty shoes, mine is more for function. I think hers have frosted glass doors, which would be a plus if you want put it inside the house!

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  7. Haha, I'm a stickler about hangers being all the same color, that during their last closet clean-out sessions, my mom and sister swapped out all their white hangers so they could give them to me. So nice!

    And man, I'm SO unorganized compared to my husband. You should see his half of the closet.

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  8. Yes, you should! I love to see what other people's closets look like!

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  9. Ooh! Your closet must be amazing, Lynn! I'd love to take a peek :)

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  10. I too have to share my closet with hubby but deep inside I wish I didnt have to :D I feel bad that I take up most of the closet though..but who well..he doesnt care . Here is a post on my closet. :)

    http://simplyvonne.blogspot.com/2010/05/closet-obession.html

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  11. You have so many clothes! I love it!

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  12. awh you have so many cute heels girl! fun tour :)

    xoxo

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  13. Oooh! You have so many fun prints in your closet, which I seriously lack. Did you ever revamp your closet? I want to see after pics!

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  14. It looks that way, doesn't it? Sometimes I feel like I have way too much, but then when I look at other bloggers'/friends' closets, I feel like I have way too little. But as long as it works for me! :)

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  15. I loved seeing your closet!! It is stuffed with so many goodies, I am so jealous! I LOVE those wooden hangers. They're just so expensive but I want to switch over! Also, how fun is it sharing a closet with a boy??

    I don't know why but all the posts up to this one didn't show up in my reader, I'm so excited to catch up now.

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  16. You have so many clothes! I love it!

     

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  17. You got some nice home storage there my friend.

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