How to Makeover a Bedroom Closet - Step 6 (of 6)
I’ve been taking a little time every week to work on each of the 6 steps and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Now, I know a lot of you probably move a lot faster on projects and that’s awesome sauce! I’m moving a little slower on presenting the steps to you guys, though, because not everyone works at the same pace and I don’t want anyone to feel overwhelmed (including myself) and I want to give you time to donate anything you don’t want and to grab the supplies that you’ll need to finish-up the makeover!
Our closet has quite a bit of shelf space, however, it hasn’t been practical to use because it’s difficult to keep the clothes stored on the open-shelving neat and orderly. Another struggle we have is not having enough room for dressers in our bedroom, making it necessary for all our clothes to fit in the closet. After editing each of our wardrobes quite a few times, we’ve made it work, but we still struggle for a way to store socks, undergarments, and everyday clothes that don’t need to be hung up.
I’ve come up with an easy and relatively inexpensive solution for our closet (and have since implemented throughout the house)—baskets! Baskets are easily customizable (you can find them in so many shapes and sizes, they’re budget-friendly (I found some great options, including the ones I used HERE + HERE), and they’re easy to use (you can grab the specific basket you need and pull it out for easy access).
I store all the folded clothes vertically in the baskets, so I can see everything without having to dig to the bottom of a pile. Time saver—you betcha! I’ve taken it one-step further and created labels for each of the baskets, showing their contents—this would work in any space…not just a bedroom closet. I’m not super computer techy, so I used Word to create the labels, choosing an easy-to-read font for the words, and laminating the sheets so they’d be durable. I had some cute clips like THESE on-hand and used them to attach the labels to the baskets.
I’m so happy I’ve taken the time to go through our closet, identify our specific needs, and find ways to work with the space that we have. In addition to each of the steps, I wanted to add a little fun + color to our closet, so I purchased a cute laundry basket, HERE, (it’s super functional with handles) and hung a “hello” sign I bought from a friend! You can find a similar sign HERE.
I’m so excited we’ve finished the FINAL step of How to Makeover a Bedroom Closet! I hope you’ve found each of the steps helpful and have been able to use them in your process, whether it’s one, a couple, or all!