Hi there Remodelaholic readers! I’m Madeline and I blog over at The Life We Dream about all things home, DIY, fashion, fitness and life in general! I am so excited to be here! My life is a little bit on the crazy side right now (whose isn’t?!)- my husband is in training for 5 months and I am living in with my parents. And our 4 dogs. In the bedroom I grew up in. Oh boy.
We sold our first house in a day (woo! and ohmygosh!), so when I moved in, it was in a bit of a rush. Fast forward a few months and I still couldn’t find things in the closet, couldn’t fit anything in my dressers and was an all around mess. It was time to organize.
The wall across from the hanging storage was blank and boring. I couldn’t add too much here- I still needed to be able to walk in! But hooks are always functional & have so many uses!
The space under my hanging clothes needed to be used up as well. A shoe rack and baskets and bins would make the space the most functional!
There is usually somewhere that you can find space- be creative and think outside the box to find solutions that fit your needs.
So with all of that in mind… I headed to Ikea and collected:
After putting them all together (man I wished I knew where my little screw driver tool was!) I was in business. Here is the finished result!
I added a mirror over the dresser to look cute, make the space look bigger & to function as a vanity! When people visit, they share my very small bathroom. Having another space to put on make up was perfect for the holiday season!
The first set of hooks holds my necklaces- I can see them and so I wear them! I loved using hooks in our old house & when I moved threw everything into a bag. Bad plan. In 10 seconds flat that were a tangled frustrating mess!
A mug and a box on the dresser hold my earrings and bracelets. All easily accessible all ready to be coordinated with my outfit!
The second set of hooks holds jackets- I am always cold & always wearing these light weight jackets (I got three new ones for Christmas!) so they need a home. I also like to hang up what I am going to wear the next day here so it is ready to go in the morning.
On the left wall I now have a hamper, my hang up bin (I tried to make this small so I actually hang up clothes.. I am forever guilty of throwing them on the floor- drives my husband nuts!), and a bin for donation. The shoe racks hold shoes (duh!) and my sweaters that I don’t want to get stretched out on hangers.
Overall the space functions so much better! I love having all of my clothing (except unmentionables & work out t-shirts) in one space. It makes seeing what I have so much easier and getting dressed much more fun.