Mid Week Must-Haves

Published October 21, 2010 by Hilary Kennedy

This week I was inspired by Jeune Marie's blog to do an overhaul on my closet.  I needed to transport my summer wardrobe upstairs to my seasonal storage closet and bring down the fall and winter wardrobe, so I figured, what better time to do a closet makeover?  After seeing the great work fellow bloggers have done on their closets, I decided to bite the bullet and make a small investment in mine.  My first order of business to was to buy organizational items to get me motivated.  I went to Target, Wal-Mart, and The Container Store for a hanging wardrobe, basic brown storage bins, stacking shelves to organize t-shirts/leggings/work-out attire, and wooden hangers.  Now, I knew replacing my regular wire and plastic hangers would be expensive (especially since I needed around 250 just for the fall and winter wardrobe alone,) so I bought the Canopy mahogany wooden hangers at Wal-Mart. They are more expensive online, but in-store you can buy 20 for $12. Great deal! Four hours and a lot of trash bags of wire hangers later, I am thrilled with my new closet!  I can actually SEE the items that I already have, since wooden hangers can be spaced evenly and hang at the same height.  I'll admit I have even walked into my closet just to admire my handiwork....my closet has never been this neat and pretty.  So, this week's must-have is the fairly inexpensive but incredibly pretty and helpful wooden hanger.  You'll feel like a celebrity stylist has taken over your space, and you can finally see the fabulous wardrobe you own. My closet isn't quite finished, but I'll share a few photos so you can see what I've done so far. To take on this project, here are my picks:

Wal-Mart Canopy Wooden Hangers

The Container Store Premium Walnut Wooden Hangers

Canopy Hanging Wardrobe, Rich Brown/Fresh Ivory

Container Store Stacking Shelves

Target Whitmore Small Storage Bin

I'd love to see photos of what other people have done on their own closet makeovers-email me: hilary@youplusdallas.com.

Happy Organizing!