Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Clean Closet Timelapse

Since this video, I have managed to keep my closet clean for over 3 weeks and still going strong.  In the 3 years since moving my wardrobe into this room, it has NEVER been clean for more than a couple days at a time.

Closet Timelapse 5/5/15 from Hungry Pug Studios on Vimeo.

I've tried a few different methods of organization.  Categorizing by garment type (tanks, dresses, t-shirts, sweaters, etc.) instead of color has been the most effective for me.  One of the things I implemented this time was Clinton Kelly's advice on hanging sweaters.  I've always opted to hang thin sweaters because I don't want to take the time to wrinkle release or iron them after they've been folded.  But hanging just creates annoying shoulder nipples (yep, nipples).  At first, I had my doubts.  Shame on me for ever questioning Clinton.  Folding the sweaters over the hanger works great.

The other thing that made a difference was tying the scarf curtains off to the side (like real curtains).  Just as functional as letting them hang loose, but looks a little more intentional and doesn't interfere with the natural light that this room desperately needs.

You can't really see my jewelry counter on the video, but it was a huge mess.  This area was a catch-all for junk.  I could never find anything.  It needed a complete do-over.  I went through everything, piece by piece, allowing only accessories back into the pile.  I found a lot of little lost treasures.

This video was a fun little project that forced me to get the job done!  Thanks to my brilliant husband for his GoPro expertise.  :)