Mid Week Must-Haves

Posted by    |    October 21st, 2010 at 2:42 am

This week I was inspired by Jeune Marie’s blog to do an overhaul on my closet.  I needed to transport my summer wardrobe upstairs to my seasonal storage closet and bring down the fall and winter wardrobe, so I figured, what better time to do a closet makeover?  After seeing the great work fellow bloggers have done on their closets, I decided to bite the bullet and make a small investment in mine.  My first order of business to was to buy organizational items to get me motivated.  I went to Target, Wal-Mart, and The Container Store for a hanging wardrobe, basic brown storage bins, stacking shelves to organize t-shirts/leggings/work-out attire, and wooden hangers.  Now, I knew replacing my regular wire and plastic hangers would be expensive (especially since I needed around 250 just for the fall and winter wardrobe alone,) so I bought the Canopy mahogany wooden hangers at Wal-Mart. They are more expensive online, but in-store you can buy 20 for $12. Great deal! Four hours and a lot of trash bags of wire hangers later, I am thrilled with my new closet!  I can actually SEE the items that I already have, since wooden hangers can be spaced evenly and hang at the same height.  I’ll admit I have even walked into my closet just to admire my handiwork….my closet has never been this neat and pretty.  So, this week’s must-have is the fairly inexpensive but incredibly pretty and helpful wooden hanger.  You’ll feel like a celebrity stylist has taken over your space, and you can finally see the fabulous wardrobe you own. My closet isn’t quite finished, but I’ll share a few photos so you can see what I’ve done so far. To take on this project, here are my picks:

Wal-Mart Canopy Wooden Hangers

The Container Store Premium Walnut Wooden Hangers

Canopy Hanging Wardrobe, Rich Brown/Fresh Ivory

Container Store Stacking Shelves

Target Whitmore Small Storage Bin

I’d love to see photos of what other people have done on their own closet makeovers-email me: hilary@youplusdallas.com.

Happy Organizing!



-Hilary Kennedy is a contributing author for YouPlus Style and YouPlus Dallas, focusing primarily on Style, Arts and Entertainment, and Dating and Relationships. Hilary also stars in many videos for YouPlusMedia and has her own show, The Hilary Kennedy Show.

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