Monday, April 18, 2011

Keeping Organized

I am a firm believer that you should try to start out the day in a good mood. One of the ways that I help myself do this is to keep one of the first rooms I look at  clean and tidy. 

I don't want the first thought in the morning to be " ugh! I have to clean this mess up".  

I just want to confess here that even though I have a custom closet organizer with a place for everything, my closet doesn't always look as perfect as the first photo above, but I do try to keep it neat.

One of the ways I keep it tidy is to keep what I'm currently using within reach. Since my closet doesn't have enough shelves to hold all of my shoes where I can reach them (I  have 30 pair), I only keep out the ones I wear that season. 
The weather is warming up so it's time to put away my winter shoes and take out my sandals.

The first thing I do is clear out the shelves and wipe them down. I also clean the shoes that are going to be put up.

I store my off season shoes up on my top shelves. Another good place is under your bed. My cardinal rule of keeping organized is to keep what you currently use within reach. This is your "prime real estate". Don't put anything in your prime real estate that you aren't using.

All finished....

Bought some new wedges the other day. Can't wait to wear them!

Now that my shoe shelves are clean and organized it's time to go through my tops and pants to clear out the ones I don't use. It's also time to change out my t shirts from long sleeve to short sleeve...I keep my in season knit shirts in my baskets:

You can see the rest of my closet HERE.
Hope your week is off to a good start!



  1. It all looks great Pam! I love your closet!

    I completely agree with you on keeping things organized. It makes life so much easier!

    Have a great day.

  2. Love your closet. I really need to clean mine out and get rid of all the things I can't wear anymore. Your is so neat an organized. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  3. Your closet looks great Pam! What a great idea hanging those baskets on the wall and I just LOVE your new wedges!! Martina

  4. Cute shoes! I need to follow your advice about the prime real estate - I just mush it all up in there together. Figured you must be doing a closet post today - my numbers always go up when you do, so thanks!

    p.s. What cheap mulch place do you use? We need massive amounts over here.

  5. Hi Pam! This was exactly what I needed to see and read! Our closet is very similar in layout and yet doesn't look NEARLY as tidy and organized as yours and you had some really great tips that I am going to implement ASAP. Like switching out your shoes seasonally! And I'm totally loving your wedges! :-)

  6. I keep putting off switching my clothes from winter to summer...we have so many in between days ahead of us. I'd love to have a closet as big as yours. It is SO neat!


  7. What a beautiful and tidy closet! I am very envious! Love the new wedges!

  8. Where did you get the shelf and baskets for your shirts. I love that idea! I also have a small closet and I'm always looking for space saving ideas.

  9. Hey Lori, I couldn't email you with the answer because you have no reply blogger on. I found the baskets at HomeGoods. They also have them at Target, but they are a lot more expensive.

  10. I have a beautiful walk in closet that has needed my attention for a very long time. You are inspiring me Pam!

  11. I truly have the Worlds smallest master closet. My husband and I think the builder goofed somewhere, and he had to cut the closet. It is not a good subject in our house. Now of course if I was not a clothes horse,shoes, accessories etc...perhaps it could look like yours:) I am in envy Pam!

  12. Very neat, tidy and organized as well ...
    Hope you would like to pay a visit to me at

  13. So nice! I would love to have that much area..the shoe area is wonderful...I have a part of my closet eaten up with the chimney! Makes for a very awkward area!


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