I was told that I am organized just last week. And I laughed.
All my life I have been fighting to be organized. I have felt inadequate in that area. I have looked for ways to organize myself, from making lists to buying organizational systems. So I laughed, but she insisted. “Have you seen my desk?” I asked. “That doesn’t mean you’re not organized, it means you’re not neat.” While not exactly a compliment, I thought that it might be true. All my fighting might have paid off–after all, I finished the year with a strong set of checklists and without dropping the ball on anything.
But I would love to be organized AND neat. My upcoming move has me thinking about what needs to be reorganized. I think my first priority is my closet. I’d love to have a dream closet like this:
But seriously, this closet is unrealistic. If someone loves their closet this much, why do they have less than a dozen pairs of shoes? Only one display-worthy dress? Pssshhhh. As if.
I need SPACE in my closet. I have two closets in my bedroom currently, and I would like to have more closet space. I want those space-saving hangers that are velvet flocked, like these Ultra-Slim Hangers from The Hanger Shop.
I have shoe organizers that need to be replaced. I’m not too happy with the options for shoes; they seem way overpriced for the number of shoes they organize. So I guess I’ll stick with the hanging shoe organizer for the time being. I need about four of them, though. Fortunately Ikea has 9-compartment organizers for under five dollars.
And, oh my goodness, I’m loving this idea: an over-door flip-flop organizer! I need one of these ASAP! (I wonder if this could even be a DIY project?)
Storage boxes would be necessary for the small things like scarves and belts. I saw a great IKEA hack where a whole shelf system was made from these Prant storage boxes. The part I liked best from the hack was that they painted the insides different colors.
Lastly, there would have to be a place for dirty laundry. I’ve wanted a laundry sorter for a while; I think the Real Simple Triple Sort would fit the bill just fine.