Friday, October 21, 2011

Closet Organization

An organized girl is a happy girl. I am the most frustrated person if things are not organized. Don't think I've always been this way. It took 32 years of frustration for me to get the hint and do something about it. But once organization takes hold, look out. It's contagious and spreads to other areas of your life, and you totally can end up OCD :)

The closet thing needed to work for me. I don't do tracksuits when dropping off the kids to school. I wish I could, but I look like a total slob. There are some mums that look like they stepped from an Adidas catelogue shoot...I'm not one of them. So I need my clothes to be organised otherwise it can take up to 30 minutes to decide what to wear in the morning. And as I'm not a morning person, and refuse to get up even 15 minutes earlier, this doesn't work for me.

I came across an awesome closet special in Cosmo magazine showcasing closets, and one thing that struck me was a woman's closet/robe that was colour coordinated. For years I've hung jackets together, then cardis, long sleeve tops, then short sleeve get the hint. But after trying the colour coded method I find it takes 5 MINUTES to find what to wear. Yay for that! And not to mention how special it looks when you slide open your robe ;)
Another thing? I find I buy lighter, more colourful clothes too. Once you arrange your closet this way, you'll find just how much black you have, and how little colours/patterned clothes you don't have.
For a clean, neat look get all the SAME hangers. Wire hangers need to go, they totally kill your clothes and clump your clothes together. Wooden or velvet coated work well, and they are not as expensive as you think.

Now I just need to work out some jewellery organization. At the moment it all hangs from a trouser hanger in my robe.

Here's some great closets I found..


Um, no Mariah...just... no. There is such a thing as too much Gold. (Please apply this theory to the rest of your life, Miss M) Though having said that, I do want that chandelier

In theory, this looks great but would never work for me. I have the attention span of a goldfish. A TV in the closet? Make that 45 minutes instead of 20 to find an outfit. And that island bench? I can guarantee it would be covered in scrapbooking mess within the week. (source)

An island cupboard to display your perfumes and jewellery?  *love!*. Cubicles to display your bags? *love* even more.. (source)

Would you just look at all this French Provincial goodness? And that frock...I want it! ( that mannequin though, THAT can be sent off to St Vinnies.)
 When I was seven I saw a horror movie with my older cousins about a man that collected mannequins. One night they all came to life and, well....I'm sure you can figure out the rest. This fear is coming from someone who sculpts realistic babies that freaks people out. Aha.

In conclusion, we ALL know which closet reins supreme over all others... Can we all say, "HeLLO Loverrrrr"....

It's Carrie's Closet from Sex and the City the movie, of course. I'm glad there are no big mirrors anywhere. Can you imagine how that light would make you look?

Here's the youtube link if you want to see the clip from the movie when Mr Big presents it to Carrie.

While googling this closet, I came across an article about a woman who paid $175,000 to have Carrie's closet replicated. There was the comment, 'people with too much money'..ect
Seriously, would you not? If you have the cash, wouldn't you? I know I would.... in a New York minute. (AND I'd splash some extra cash by hiring Mr Big to present it to me)

Well I'm off to console my robe that has suddenly paled and is feeling a bit ill...
For everything else, there's IKEA.


Vise..... said...

I missed u! Hugs!

OOAK babies by Mina said...

Aww, I missed you too. It's nice to be back into blogging again xx

Closet Oranization said...

Great post! I wish I had any of those closets!

Sam Smith said...

These pictures are amazing. I am having a new Closet Organization Systems put in as we speak and i hope it looks half as good!