Master Closet Makeover – Good Housekeeping’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

Master Closet Makeover Spring Cleaning ChallengeOur master closet is small in size but big in wow factor. And not the good kind. More like Holy Toledo! Yikes! You can find clothes in there?! Even though I pride myself on having a relatively organized home, I let it all go in the closet. Every home needs a dumping zone, right?!

So I’m excited to be partnering with GoodHousekeeping.com’s Spring Cleaning Challenge on a master closet re-organization project. Check out how I easily transformed a cluttered room into an organized, let’s-start-the-day space with easy steps you can follow at home!

Master Closet Makeover

I’ve never understood why folks on those makeover design shows on television always show the worst picture of their room. And here I am, putting out to the world, my worst room: my chaotic master closet. Yikes is right! Here is the closet pre-makeover.
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Master closet Spring cleaning


One of the best parts of Good Housekeeping’s Spring Cleaning Challenge is that they teamed me up with an actual organizational professional – Jeni Aron of Clutter Cowgirl – to provide me with a roadmap to revamp my master closet disaster. Following Jeni’s advice as well as some good ole fashioned decluttering and purging, the closet re-do quickly started to transform from chaotic to calm.

How I Did It…

Step #1: I eliminated the bulky white hangers I’ve been using forever and traded them in for velvet-covered slim hangers for every piece of clothing. It immediately bought me more space!
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Step #2: I purchased plastic storage bins with lids to store off-season sweaters and sweatshirts. These cold-weather wares, that had originally been hanging (on the white plastic bulky hangers!) in the closet as well as exploding out of a misshapen basket, were now stored on a top shelf. I created a liner to mask the bins contents.
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Step #3: Thanks to the room made in the closet once switching to slim hangers, I placed a hamper basket in the corner. This has helped to keep dirty clothes contained to one space.

Step #4: Off-season shoes were placed in clear bins and also placed on a top shelf. No more tripping over shoes scattered wildly about or shoes crammed on top of each other onto a few shoe shelves.
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Step #5: My assortment of mismatched baskets were given a facelift with custom fabric no sew basket liners. I brought into the master closet the same color palette – cream, coral and seafoam blue –  that I’ve used in the master bedroom to create a cohesive look.
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I also used this makeover opportunity to remake a variety of container boxes that store seldomly accessed items.
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Step #6: I added a faux wallpaper-like back panel to the built-in shelving unit that sits centered in the closet. I easily created these panels by covering poster board with a fun wrapping paper pattern and taping it to the back of the shelving unit.
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Master Closet Organization Challenge

From disorganized disarray to organized order, this small master closet has been transformed. Though it took a few days to eliminate old clothes, purses and shoes as well as a few shopping trips, off-season items are now calmly hibernating while everyday items, like hats and gym shorts, are now sitting pretty in a variety of redone baskets.

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Spring has sprung! Time to start your own spring cleaning challenge!!

 

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8 thoughts on “Master Closet Makeover – Good Housekeeping’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

  1. Celeste says:

    Your closet looks great! Though to be honest, the “before” picture wasn’t really that bad! I like how you have little boxes for sweaters and winter clothes. My goal is to find a way to store our seasonal clothing in our bedroom closet instead of the basement. We’ll see how that works out!

  2. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says:

    I love getting organized and especially in spring, getting things cleaned out and freshened up. This is such an inspiration! Our closet is decent but it could definitely benefit from a little TLC and there are some great ideas here to get me moving in the right direction!

  3. Ashleigh says:

    This is a great post! It is inspiring me to clean out my own master closet : )

    Thank you for sharing on Peace, Love, Link-up! Our next party is Friday at 6. I hope to see you there!

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