It is time to pull it all together. Our last step in the master closet is the accessories.
This week we will be focusing on pajamas, underwear/bras, socks, jewelry, bags/purses, hats, and any unnecessary items we are storing in our closets.
I started with pajamas.
Recently, I got rid of all of my unsightly loungewear. Here is a quote from The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:
Try wearing something something elegant as nightwear….What you wear in the house does impact your self-image.
I wanted to go to bed feeling pretty. I actually sleep better when I am wearing something that matches.
It is all psychological, but it works. So I went through the old t-shirts and decided which ones were necessary to keep in the keepsake bin in the basement. I donated the old sweats and kept the matching pajamas that sparked joy.
I folded my pajamas using the KonMari folding method for shirts and pants. I keep them on a shelf using the left to right rotation for wearing each item. Check out Organization Challenge #2 and Organization Challenge #3 if you need a quick review.
For underwear, bras, and socks,Â I folded each item.
Here are the KonMari folding methods for each item.
These are taken from Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
I keep these in a plastic drawer container in my closet for easy storage.
I did the most narrowing down in this category. I literally got rid of 75% of the items in this category. I realized that I was holding onto a lot of ugly underwear and socks that were certainly not sparking joy! I love how everything is easily accessible. And now the drawers open and close easy because they are no longer filled to the brim.
These are some really neat drawer organizers if you are looking for something to keep it more organized.
Jewelry is the one category where you can get pretty creative!
I think the biggest thing is to be sure you are holding onto pieces of jewelry that you still enjoy. I do have one drawer at the bottom of my jewelry box for items I do not wear anymore, but want to keep because they hold a special meaning. Just do not go overboard with holding onto things you do not wear.
Here is an inspiring photo from iheartorganizing.com. I love how she set up this jewelry area in her closet. Gorgeous!
This is what I have been using to hold my jewelry, and it is working well for me.
For bags and purses, Marie Kondo suggests nesting them in one another by using larger bags to hold smaller bags.
At first, I was not too sure about this, but when I actually tried it, it worked great.
When doing accessories, be sure to go through hats. I only have two baseball caps so this was not a difficult category for me.
For Dustin, once we had narrowed his keepers down, we used a straw basket to store his caps. They are easily reachable, but not all in sight at the same time.
Here is the final product:
Now in order to keep all of our hard work organized, be sure that you are constantly reevaluating your closet items.
If you find yourself not wearing an item or just holding onto it for another day, remember our new decluttering mindset. And stay on top of it! I LOVE my decluttered closet and look forward to finding items each and every day to wear.
Just in case you have not checked out my declutter ebook, now is your chance.
I would love for you to show me your pictures on our Facebook group!