Closet Makeover: Austin, TX

Who says you can’t help out with a closet makeover roughly 1,500 miles away? My friend in Austin, Texas was in need of a closet redo and a couple organizing tools. Many pictures, emails, texts and updates later, her closet was completely transformed!

Before photos are below:

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We went over wants and needs for her closet and made sure to keep things affordable as well!

  • More storage
  • Organized layout
  • Seating
  • Shoes off the floor/more floor space
  • Making everything easily accessible

We decided to add a few storage elements to the closet. This adorable round storage from Home Goods is both functional and stylish.

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Additional storage shelving and bins on one of the closet shelves to get everything off the ground and organized:

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After she purchased the storage items, we played around with the layout of everything by texting pictures and ideas back and forth.

After photos:

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Now everything has a place and the floor space is visible! Hope this will inspire those of you with a similar situation. The most important tips to remember when organizing your own closet:

  • Utilize vertical storage- get everything off the ground
  • Hanging storage (on the back of the door) or bins on shelves are great for shoes, purses and other accessories in your closet
  • Look for items with a duel function- the round bench provides storage and a little place to sit to put on shoes, admire your new organized closet, etc.
  • Only keep what you need- don’t just organize- clean out your closet. Get rid of empty shoe boxes, donate clothes, etc.
  • Use every inch of your space- if you have lots of hanging storage and bars- use them! Hang everything possible. If you have a ton of shelving- fold things that don’t need to be on a hanger or use bins on shelves to keep everything contained. I had tons of bar space in my old apartment so I utilized a lot of hanging storage. In my new apartment, I have plenty of bar space but also gained a ton of built-in shelving. Stay tuned for my own closet organization on the blog soon.

All in all, a quick and easy transformation! A few storage pieces, a bit of organization and rearranging make a huge difference. As much as I wish I could have been there in person to see my wonderful friend and lend a hand, a virtual makeover was the best we could manage 🙂

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