A custom closet is every girls dream, I know it’s always been mine. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not in the budget, or you don’t have enough time for a big project like that or maybe this is not your forever home and you’re not ready for a commitment like that. Whatever the reason might be, there are ways to update your closet without breaking the bank or taking on a huge project.
Every year I like to tackle a big project for spring cleaning, this year it was our closet. When we bought our home the walk in closet was a big selling point for me at least, but almost two years later and our closet was starting to look like a dysfunctional mess. I wanted to take some easy, and affordable steps to update my closet and it’s made a world of a difference — I’ve been showing you the progress on Instagram stories and so many of you were interested. Below are some ways that helped me get organized and my closet looking “custom” without breaking the bank.
1. IKEA BILLY Bookcase
I don’t really know how I ever thought I could have a closet without a designated spot to put my shoes and handbags… well actually I do, I had a row of shoes on the floor of my closet while all my handbags were in the dustbags stuffed in a drawer. And let me tell you, thats no way to treat your prized possessions.
I knew I had to find some shelves that would fit in the space I did have in my closet, luckily the IKEA BILLY bookcases were a perfect fit. I replaced the doorknobs on the shelf with these acrylic and gold pulls to give it a whole new look and wah lah! I now have a “custom closet” look in under $500!
2. Switch out your hangers
This can instantly make your closet look organized and you can also fit more in your closet because velvet hangers are much thinner than plastic ones. They are also ALL THE SAME. When you use plastic hangers you usually have some that have hooks, some that don’t, some can be thinner and some can be thicker.
Pro-tip: Take your time with this, velvet hangers can get pricy, especially when you order like 300 all at once. I ordered 2 or 3 boxes at a time so I wouldn’t get overwhelmed.
Color coordination is just not my thing, so the way I went about organizing my closet is based on sleeve length and dress length. For my tops I went from the sleeveless, to cold shoulder, to long sleeves. For my dresses I organized them first by length of dress, so all the midi’s and maxi’s in the back, and then went back and organized by sleeve length. Again, sleeveless to long sleeves.
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