“I share a small closet with my husband, so need to do a better job with the small space. A few months ago I sorted out a lot of old clothes… but it still feels like too much for the space. I’d love to edit down to a capsule style wardrobe of great pieces that all work together. I could probably could find a better way to display them so I wear them more. And I’m a Mom, so the piles of laundry never stop! Often we just pull straight from the pile without putting away… cause where would it go?? Oh, and one of the sliding doors is broken. Saddest. Closet. Ever. Help me!”
- two top shelves
- one hanging rod
- 4 small side shelves behind “wing wall”
1. Contest winner worked with personal stylist Melissa Menzies of YummoMummo: Melissa and the contest winner sorted through all the clothes and made decisions about everything that was going to stay and everything that was going to go to ThredUp. The winner was THRILLED with all the new outfit combinations and suggestions that Melissa made. She said would never have thought to combine pieces Melissa had matched and yet when she saw them together, it seemed so obvious.
2. Contest winner worked with professional organizer Paula Berman.
- The contest winner had done all her laundry so that the clothing was a reflection of everything that had to fit into the closet.
- Bulky hangers were switched out with slim, flocked hangers.
- Personal stylist Melissa had hung up all the items that were being stored on the small shelves behind the “wing wall” which meant that there was now space on the shelves to put the shoes. The contest winner is planning to put the shoes into clear shoe boxes and then stack the boxes to create even more space.
- Clothing was grouped together in ‘like’ groupings.
A creative way to store scarves, but not very convenient. I suggested to the winner that she might want to invest in a decorative ladder for organizing her scarves – like the display I had recently seen in a clothing store.
Stealing this idea!
When you live in a 1,000 square foot home, you have to be creative! This is a little side passage gets used for drying shirts when everyone is out of the house for work and school: a spring-mounted shower curtain rod and ingenuity – love it!