An Even Smaller Closet

Last weekend, we did some room swapping! We moved Paxton to the room we were using, we moved into the master and the guest room/office into the old nursery.

To make the master closet work for us and hold everything, John David had to build some shelving. There were already two shelves in the closet so he had to make 2 more {which you can see in this before shot since they’re unpainted!} He knocked this little project out in about 30 minutes and then I spent an hour painting the shelves the next day.

It’s amazing what simple shelves do to a tiny closet! They not only give you more room, they give the closet a ‘custom’ look, all on a budget!

Here’s the after:

Painted shelves and an organized closet!

This closet is actually a few inches smaller than our previous closet which posed a bit of a challenge but it was nothing that couldn’t be remedied with a little bit of de-cluttering! We both got rid of a few clothing items that were ill fitting or worn out.

I can’t help but love the fact that we have a teeny, tiny closet {compared to most folks standards} yet it has ample room for our minimal wardrobes!


For comparison, here’s the bigger closet in our previous room. They’re very similar but if you look closely you can tell the size difference in the two.

How big is your closet? Do you have a walk-in that’s full of unworn items, a teeny closet that busting at the seams or a neat or a closet that is just the right size for you?

4 Replies to “An Even Smaller Closet”

  1. our closet is around the same size as yours, and we love the fact that we can fit in everything without feeling cramped since we keep our clothing to a minimum. My younger sister just moved into a new apartment with a ginormous walk in closet and she claims it is far too small for all her clothes! I was like, um, you have no idea!

    1. I think having a small closet makes keeping your wardrobe minimal much easier! I can't imagine having a huge walk in closet full of clothes that I never wore! 🙂

  2. I am embarassed to say that my closet it bigger than yours and much less organized. Half of the clothes could probably be donated (and I generally wear the same things over and over again anyways.) I stash Christmas gifts I purchase throughout the year in my closet, and have some (2 pairs) knee-high boots that I love (and have only worn a few times but paid quite a bit for them!) but cant seem to bring myself to get rid of them. It is an awful sight. I really need to work on it this weekend!

    ((Oh, and did I mention, I have a whole armoir of clothes too! The closet isnt the only place with clothes. I also have some in sweater boxes under the bed! Eek!))

    1. Like you said you generally wear the same things over and over, that's how I am too. I've found that just having the things that I feel comfortable and good about myself in really makes me feel like I have more clothes! I understand the boots, just this fall I sold a pair of 'cowboy' boots to a local resale store, I just didn't like them and rarely wore them so I let them go and I had a pair of dress boots that were a little tight that I sold to a friend for $10 (I got rid of clutter, made $10 and she got a great bargain on like new boots.) It is harder to get rid of things that cost more but at some point you have to say bye. Best wishes cleaning out this weekend! 🙂

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