Last week we had Jenny Dietsch and her team at Getting it Done Organizing come to organize our walk-in closet. She and her team were over for about a day and a half and it was an incredible difference by the time they left! I cannot express enough how different it is now! She really creates a system and changes the way you use the space.
Walk-in Closet Organization Hacks
Take Everything Out of the Closet
The first thing the Getting it Done Organizing team did was pull everything out of our closet. In order to create a system, they had to pull everything out and evaluate the space we were working with. They even cleaned out the shelves and dusted them. The team shared that this was the best time to clean because it’s likely the only time other than moving that your closet would be completely empty!
Purge Unwanted or Unneeded Items
Next the Getting it Done Organizing team had me go through items in piles to purge anything I hadn’t worn in a while. They even donated everything for us so we didn’t have them in our house for the next four months. Does anyone else procrastinate on taking donations? I kept a few of the nicer items that I wanted to resel on The Real Real or Poshmark.
Create a System and Fill the Closet
The Getting it Done Organizing team then divided our items into piles of like items so that they could see the categories we had and decide where they would best live in the walk-in closet. It took some trial and error, but in consulting me, they came up with a fantastic system where I could see what I had and find everything I needed quickly. On top of that, the system creates a simple way of replacing items after we do laundry, buy something new, or wear an item of clothing.
Coat Closet Organization
On top of organizing our walk-in closet, Jenny and her team surprised us by re-organizing our coat closet in the hallway. It was so unexpected, and they made it look better than I ever imagined it could! I love the shoe racks and shelves. It displays my shoes so nicely and everything has a place now. I am also a big fan of the clear shoe boxes to hold some heels I wouldn’t wear regularly and keep the shelves full with easier-to-grab items like my booties.
What is the Walk-In Closet Organization Hack?
Matching hangers and coordinating bins. That’s it, that’s the hack! Matching hangers make the biggest difference in our closets. While the whole system is instrumental in keeping us organized, from a visual standpoint, the hangers make the biggest difference.
I use our guestroom closet to hold out-of-season clothing, and they even switched out those hangers, so come springtime, I’ll easily be able to swap out those clothes!
The Getting it Done Organizing Team
I cannot say enough good things about the Getting it Done Organizing team, they were so kind and quick, and got it done! The team was so sweet and a pleasure to have in our home. They were so respectful of our budget and used items we had already where they could. They even worked with us when Kale refused the velvet hangers! Apparently, it’s common for men to want to keep plastic hangers, so we compromised on the thin plastic ones. I was very thankful for their work and the difference they made in our home was an incredible one. Our new closet systems are perfect for us and really work with the way we live in our home.
Walk-In Closet Organization Products
Our shelves are the Ikea Pax system. We may eventually add an accessories drawer, but the shelves are great as they are currently.
Coat Closet Organization Products