Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Let's Look - Organize Your Closet


Listen, there are often link up prompts that just don't seem to fit, but this one is truly off brand for me!! My closet is one of the least organized things, and it's not for lack of trying, it's just that the space is ridiculously small.  Some of you people will really get a laugh at what we live with (by the way, this is such a first world problem, I am aware).  To give some context our house was built in the 1920s so I suppose I should be lucky we have closets at all.  

This is my closet:

I know, pretty embarrassing right? 

Half is mine and half is Dave's.  The top is a jumble of sweatshirts and pants (most of which I don't wear).  The bottom has some shoes (again, most of which I don't wear) and bags.  You can't really tell, but the entire back is missing the plaster so we have just put an old piece of wall art up against the wall to block the slats of lathe.

In terms of "organizing", I do hang my work dresses at the front as I wear them so I can somewhat cycle through them.  That's the extent of how I organize my clothes.

Now, all is not lost, we have plans to do some renovations and included in that is a closet.  Our room is pretty big so there is space to add this.  Perhaps then I can hang up more clothes and see what I own.  I know Dave has been dying for a real closet since we moved in.

Looking forward I intend to organize my closet in the same way, not by colour necessarily, but in a way that I can determine what I wear and how often, so I can more easily weed out the things I don't need to keep.  I would also like to be able to have all of my clothes in the closet, rather than having to rotate the summer and winter items each season. 

I was checking out Pinterest to get some ideas for our closet and I came across these two photos.  Does this shoe collection seem slightly ridiculous to anyone else?  I know I am on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of clothes and shoe ownership but this is over the top.

Same with this collection of jeans/jean shorts? 

Long story short, my new closet will not look like these ones! Haha

Linking up with Shay and Erika.


  1. We grew up in an old house with little to no closet space too and I got real good at fitting most of my clothes into a bureau and only hung up dresses, dress shirts, and skirts. I much prefer the large walk in closet we have not (obviously!).. but I can not imagine having that many shoes or jean shorts.

  2. I am with you on that closet being ridiculous. Granted we try to be as minimalist as possible (we have a lot of room for growth), but that is excessive. I feel like there are 6 pairs of black booties there? Who needs that many? I have opinions haha

  3. There are not enough days in the year to wear that many shoes!! Good luck with your renovations and new closet.

  4. Sometimes I think “who needs all that?” then remember how quickly I tire of what I have. Sigh. Shoes/boots are so expensive, though, that I could never spend that much $$ on all those shoes!!!