$30 Organizational Closet Hack

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Closet makeovers are quickly becoming one of my favorite things to do for clients--mainly because I think it has an under-appreciated impact on everyone's day and they immediately see a positive change. If you start your day struggling to find things in your closet and you end your work day by tripping over shoes (and can't to shut the door) that's TWO times it's robbed you of time and maybe even joy. Here's what I've discovered after a couple of makeovers of my own. Scroll down to see the scary before, the happy after, and then click over to my blog to see the amazing $30 unit I hacked to create this gorgeous organized built-in closet!
The scary before! Plastic drawers are the enemy!
The scary before! See all that wasted vertical space?
After moving my wardrobe wasn't something I focused on immediately and I let it ride an entire year. Seasonal transitions left my closet in a constant state of confusion.  As I've pared down my clothing items I'm left with even fewer things I need to "hang" so I was ready to commit to shelving over rod room.
I made an effort to utilize drawers and containers I already owned. I bought two larger clear bins to stack T-shirts and gym clothes in, so all in with taxes I still came in under $50!
Doesn't it look fabulous? I'm a huge fan of these shoe racks because they're so affordable and you can stack them on top of each other to create even more shoe storage. You can easily fit four pairs across and underneath so they always stay tucked away!

Click through to the full post to see some of my tips for clearing out your closet and how to pick a system that works for your dressing style! Are you a folder, or a hanger? Let me know in the comments below!

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Lindsey McCord
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