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Creating an Organized, Cute Closet

So I left you the other day with my closet half-done with a fun chevron carpet on the floor and not much else.

chevron carpet in closet glam closet at BandBBuildALife.comNot bad, but a fun floor covering does not a closet make.

So I needed handy means of storing both random assortments of things as well as clothes and shoes. Of course this meant a trip to Target!

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This is what I originally planned to use, and though I did keep it, instead of using it for clothes and shoes it found a home on the pantry side.  In addition to this I picked up a few of their dark teal colored crates for $3.99, and  I did keep one closet maid item for shoe boxes.  Then I discovered a wonderful thing called huggable hangers.  Yes, I spent a ridiculous amount of money on something as silly as hangers…. but take a look at this!

organizing a glam closet at BandBBuildALife.comSee how they’re all nice and lined up?  Beautiful!  Plus the hangers have that velvety finish so things don’t slide off and sweaters don’t get stretched!

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I’m in love!  And my closet actually FITS more now too!  It’s fantastic.

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There on the bottom you can see the one closet maid item I kept – it’s intended for shoes but I’m a weirdo and like to keep my prettiest shoes in their original boxes, so it houses those.  (It’s like opening new shoes every time that way! Right?!)  And on the left you can catch a glimpse of the crates I bought too.

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The shelves were too shallow to use the crates turned long-ways poking out, but they fit perfectly length-wise next to a pair of old baskets I got of craigs list a few years ago.  (old versions of some ikea baskets)

As for my shoes…. though I do like keeping them in their boxes, realistically I’d have no closet left if I did that for alllll of my shoes.  But I had one of those standard metal rod adjustable racks that I added to the left  at the bottom.

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The shoe rack only had two rows though… and I had more shoes than 2 rows would hold.  The solution I came up with?  Using a tension rod for a third row!

organizing shoes in a glam closet at BandBBuildALife.comThe heels slide right down behind the rod and then catch the wall behind them to stay in place.  Ideal for stilettos and even some semi-chunky heels.  But yes, the wedges had to stay on the shoe rack below.

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organizing shoes in a glam closet at organizing shoes in a glam closet at BandBBuildALife.comOn either side in the corners, things like a spare laundry basket (filled with my collection of t-shirts from college that I never wear but can’t bring myself to throw away) and my tall boots are easily stowed out-of-the-way, but easily at reach at the same time.

So now I have a fun closet for my things!

More on the Pantry side of things later, stay tuned…

~ Beth