I thought I would share some of the realizations this process has helped me come to, and some of the planning I've done!
|Monochromatic Greys and Black and White|
All of this made it pretty clear to me what I would need to buy for the season, and what exactly I'll be purging from my closet and keeping. I can solidly envision every item in my closet that I want to keep. Of course this doesn't actually make it much easier! I've already carted off, count it, five garbage bags of clothes to the local donation store, and Nick got in the game with an entire garbage bag of T shirts. Even so, my closet felt like it was bursting at the seams. This was in part due to my commitment to removing the rolling garment rack (took up too much space and didn't fit in with my new vision for the bedroom) and having to fit everything into half a closet.
The other thing that made a huge difference in my closet, and I'll share some pics soon, was the purchase of slim line hangers! I've been wanting to do this forever, but I finally pulled the trigger. It certainly helped that I had some wedding gift cards for HBC left over. I purchased 62 slimline hangers and am employing them all (for my winter and fall wardrobes). The best feature is that each hanger has a little hook on it and you can hang additional hangers off the hook. I hang all of my basic shirts (like the white T's below) on one cascading hanger, I have three hangers for dresses, one for jackets ETC. making everything not only fit better in the closet, but easier to find.