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. :)