Organize Your Bedroom Closet {Day 12}

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This is the twelfth day of my 31 Days of Living Well & Spending Zero challenge.  To read all the posts in order, start with Day One or visit the Overview Page.

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We’ve only got 2 days left of cleaning projects and then we are going to move on to the FUN stuff, I promise!  I so appreciate you all hanging in there with me and tackling these organizing projects this week.  Hopefully by this point your homes–and your psyche–are starting to feel more orderly.

Don’t forget to keep things neat and tidy by taking a few minutes each day to pick up clutter & wipe down surfaces.  (I usually will set the timer each morning and spend about 30-45 minutes Speed Cleaning–it makes such a big difference!)  The last thing you want to do is undo all the progress you’ve made this week!

Today our assignment is to tackle our bedroom closets & organize that unruly pile of clothing, shoes, & accessories haunting us from behind closed doors.  I don’t know about you, but buying new clothes–and shoes!–is probably my biggest spending temptation.  I will often convince myself that I have nothing to wear, when in fact I have a LOT to wear, I just can’t find it.

I promise that organizing your closet is one of those things that always seems much worse than it really is, and if you follow today’s checklist you will be done in no time, with a beautiful, sparkling, perfectly organized closet smiling at you all weekend long.  You’ll probably just want to stare at it for a while, it will make you so happy.  Or maybe that’s just me.

UPDATE:  Since writing this post last year I have since taken my closet organization one step further.  I got rid of about 90 percent of the stuff you see here and pared it all down to a 40 Hanger Closet.  If you are truly struggling with keeping your closet organized, I highly recommend it!

{Get your Bedroom Closet Organization Checklist here}

A lot of times we convince ourselves that since we can’t afford some fancy custom closet organizer, there is no point in trying to get our closets in order.  Thus, I thought I would gather a few FREE closet storage & organizing ideas in case you run into trouble.  Check out these awesome solutions:

Okay, that’s all for today! :-)

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How often do you organize your bedroom closet?  Do you ever spend too much money on clothing because you feel like you have “nothing” to wear?

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  • Denise October 12,

    Yay, another checklist! My house has never been so clean! I think my husband is officially in love with you! LOL Thanks Ruth!

    • Ruth October 15,

      LOL Denise. Glad to hear the checklists are helpful! :-)

  • Amanda October 12,

    Thanks I really needed this motivation today! I haven’t cleaned my closet in ages, and yes, I am guilty of buying new things because I think I have nothing to wear.

    • Ruth October 15,

      Secretly I’m glad to know I’m not the only one. 😉

  • Sam October 12,

    YAY! Finally something I have already done!! Guess this gives me time to finish up the other few days I am WAY behind on. LOL. Lovin’ this challenge. My husband has also jumped onboard and has impressed me to no end with his lack of spending! Thanks for the motivation:)

    • Ruth October 15,

      LOL Sam, I think you would be superwoman if you managed to complete every single challenge every single day! I’m glad you’re enjoying it though!

  • Stacey October 13,

    I haven’t gotten to my closet yet, but the kids’ closets & dressers are done! Got all the cool weather clothes put away & even went thru some hand-me-downs & found several pairs of long pants for my daughter! Thanks for the motivation!

    • Ruth October 15,

      Yay Stacey! :-)

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  • Sophia September 28,

    Trust me, you are not the only one who just loves to stare at a freshly organized closet. I always leave my closet door open non stop for a couple of days after I clean it just to look at it :).

  • Julia December 17,

    There is nothing better than the feeling after cleaning your closet. These tips will definitely help me to keep it organized throughout the year.

  • Jackie WP January 19,

    Thank you for this day…as emotionally stressful as this was…I feel good…read my comments above!

  • Ana June 9,

    Hello my name is Ana and so excited to find this resourceful site. I have been cleaning and clearing since the end of December and now we are in June and at times get stuck. This site has everything thank you for your knowledge.

    Thanks again

    Ana :)


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