One of the things I was most excited about in this new house (besides two sinks in our master bathroom!!) was my own closet. It's a pretty tiny closet, but it was my very own. And after sharing a closet with Philip for six years, I was ready for my own space.
However, with only one shelf, one rod, and one dresser from IKEA, things got out of control cluttery really quickly. I'm a pretty clean and organized person, but lack of space was making organization impossible.
So a trip to Home Depot and one evening of putting everything together, and suddenly I have a whole new closet with a place for everything. Now I'm just not allowed to buy any more shoes ;)
The top shelf is this kind from Home Depot, and they cut it down in the lumber section to the exact length I needed. Then I installed it with these simple L-brackets.
The shoe divider is also from Home Depot. I found out after I purchased it that they had another version with 25 cubes, which I didn't see in the store, but I would have preferred that one so I had more space for those shoes I'll inevitably buy :)
I recently saw on Pinterest an idea to use a letter organizer to store your clutches (can't find the pin now...). One of these days I'll get to The Container Store and pick one up so my purses look a little less cluttery, but for now at least they're off the floor.
My hats used to be stacked on top of my dresser, but that big floppy hat took up so much room. So in an effort to utilize all my closet space, I put three screws in the wall above the top shelf and now my hats hang there. Out of the way, and kind of a pretty display up there.
I found this three-section tray at Kohls, and it's perfect for my bracelets which I separated into golds, silvers, and colors.
I also found this pretty bowl at Kohls and threw all my sunglasses in there (I used to have them in a nice row on the dresser, which means they pretty much always looked like a mess).
This little ramekin, which I've had forever, is perfect for storing my rings.
My mom bought me the jewelry pinboard on the left a few years ago for Christmas, but with the crazy number of necklaces I own, I was completely out of room. I picked up the one on the right at Target and use my sewing pins to hold up the necklaces. Also, the silver tray on the dresser was a gift from Landen and holds my watches and hair accessories.
I can't even tell you how happy it makes me to open my closet now and see everything in its place. And now I'm itching to reorganize every closet in the house!