Monday, January 14, 2013
It's hard to believe, but here in Oz, we are now over half way through our long summer break. Where has the time gone? Well, gone it has, and we are now up to week 3 of the Organizing Revolution and that meant tackling our closets.
Accessories are my favourite thing when it comes to fashion, and that means that I have amassed a pretty healthy collection of of them. I am also one of those people that needs to have it out in plain sight, or I forget what I have! All of this is great for my outfit choices, but no so great when it means having a tidy and organised closet where I can actually find what i want, when I want. My solution was to utilise as much vertical wall space as possible to display all my baubles.
My first step was to remove a shelf to create a vanity area of sorts. I then placed a number of 3M Command hooks on the three walls of the cubby. The left and middle walls now hold all my short and medium length necklaces, while the right wall holds various flower clips and pins (main pic, and top 2 pics). On the floor of the cubby, I have various hair pins and combs, and a number of trays that hold rings, earrings, brooches, scarf rings, gloves and watches. I also have two perspex jewellery stands (bottom left pic) that hold bracelets, dangly earrings and some neckpieces that don't fit on the walls. Lastly, I have a section of small triangular cubbies right next to my jewellery "vanity" that are useless for almost anything else, but are perfect for my bangles (bottom right). It looks like a jumbled mess in the pic, but is actually divided with plastic dividers into a section for enamel bangles, resin and plastic bangles, wooded bangles, and the rest.
On the wall right in the entry to my walk in closet I have again used 3M Command hooks to hang all of my long necklaces. I have to admit, I don't think I gave myself enough space here - ever since discovering how flattering long necklaces are on a large bust, these are pretty much all I buy now - but this is all the space I had, so it will have to do!!
See you all next week for another adventure in organizing!!