Getting Organized During Quarantine: My Bedroom Closet

My organized bedroom closet

Hello, everyone! How is quarantine treating you? In the last couple of months, I have baked my obligatory loaf of "social distancing" banana bread (this recipe worked pretty well for me if you need one), decorated our entryway (I'm just waiting on some coat hooks!), have begun plotting out my own little herb garden, and I finally organized my closet!

Getting my closet in shape was a long time coming. For those of you who haven't seen the inside of my closet (which is all of you, because I don't let anyone see my horrendous closet situation), I have had all my socks, underwear, and other random articles of clothing in a Home Depot moving box ever since we moved to Seattle last August. Digging through a huge cardboard box full of miscellaneous garments has been a serious pain, to say the least. Between that, the piles of messily folded clothes and Starbucks aprons on the ground, and tripping all over my shoes, finding (and getting to) all my clothes was like going on a trek through the jungle. 

The additional time spent at home due to COVID-19 began to make me painfully aware of how messy and wild my closet had become. I told myself it was finally time to get rid of the last moving box. One Saturday, I rolled up my sleeves, pulled everything out of my closet, purged all the things I don't wear anymore, and purchased some relatively inexpensive closet organizers. I couldn't be happier with the result! Not only does my bedroom feel a little less messy and cluttered, but I can also find all of my clothes. 

Take a look at some of the 'before' pictures below! 

Before


The aforementioned undergarment box

My messy bedroom closet
Shoes and piles of clothes everywhere

My bedroom closet before I organized it

After


How I organize my bedroom closet now

So much better, right? 

I looked around for closet storage solutions that were practical yet affordable. Naturally, Target had everything that I needed. I was able to pick up some hanging cloth organizers, storage boxes, and a (surprisingly heavy, but functional) shoe cubby system to tame my messy closet. I feel so much less crazy every time I walk into the room. Plus I am pleased to announce that the Home Depot box is officially gone, replaced with actual drawers for things like socks, underwear, bras, pajamas, and tanks. The dresser is exactly what I needed. My only complaint is that $60 feels a little overpriced given the simplicity of the dresser stand.

It's been several weeks now (I say several because I can't actually remember anymore how long it's been #quarantinelife) and I'm happy to report that the organizational system is working! I was a little worried that folding all my shirts and tanks and fitting them into the little cubby shelves would be annoying and quickly become disorganized, but that hasn't actually been much of an issue so far. It probably helps that I've been wearing the same 2-3 outfits on repeat. 

So there you have it! My closet before and after. For your reference, I've linked the items I bought for my closet below. 

Products I used to organize my closet

Thanks for stopping by! What have all of you been up to during quarantine? 

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