My Decluttered & Minimalist Closet, Bedroom, Office & Bathroom
One of my November goals is to reorganize and reset my room, my office and my closet. This includes hanging a few boards, putting clean sheets on my bed, decluttering my space and, most importantly, resetting my closet for fall.
I need to go through and see if there are any clothes that do not fit, have holes, or that I just do not wear anymore, so I can donate or maybe sell them at a consignment store. Cannot wait to show you my new minimalist closet organization!
As of now, my closet is in terrible condition. The drawers are a mess. If Marie Kondo saw this, she would probably cry. But that is okay, life happens, fun happens, and to be honest, those things are more of a priority than having a perfectly organized house.
Still, I like to have a little reset before the new month and especially the new season - here it is just now getting colder, so I am a bit late getting my fall clothing out. Anyway, I definitely have some shoes and bags I have to throw out, and my clothes need organizing, so let’s dive in!
First, I am taking everything out of the closet and just throwing it on the bed, and that is where I am going to go through the items one by one. I used to own so much more stuff, it has been a huge journey in terms of simplifying, and I found that I really do not need that much. Keep it simple, and always choose quality over quantity.
Let’s go over the stuff I am getting rid of. There is a ton of socks that I might donate, I have some bedding that I am thinking of sending to a homeless shelter. I am also throwing out a lot of bathroom items that I have not been using. Some clothes, including a couple jackets, I am going to try to sell at a consignment store. Finally, two boxes are going to Goodwill.
My closet looks so much better. You can see I got rid of some shoes, and the basket on top is where I keep my purses.
These two boxes on the top shelf I use to store winter and summer clothes, things I do not need most of the year, like gloves, for example.
Here are all my bottoms and dresses, it’s a really simple wardrobe. Just a couple pants for work, a couple weekend fun ones, a few skirts and a few dresses. I had to got rid of a few that are not wearable anymore because of stains or holes, and I know for sure that I want to buy a nicer black dress to wear to parties and such.
Remember the picture from the beginning? Now all of my drawers are nice and organized, one for socks, one for T-shirts and tank tops, one for workout pants, one for sweatshirts and one for pajamas. I personally love turning regular T-shirts that I do not want to wear in public anymore into pajama tops, to save money and give them a new life. I still need to pick up a couple warm flannel pajama pants though.
I am also using one drawer to accumulate what I need to repair, as well as clothes that I am going to use for my cold weather emergency kit that I want to keep in my car.
The bedroom is all cleaned and organized, with new bedding. At some point, I do want to get a headboard, but that is a project for later. I am also still working on getting that AC put away. I do not really have space in my storage right now, so it is going in the corner.
In my nightstand, I have got my aromatherapy items, some pencils, and nighttime things. I also have been reading so my books and magazines are out on top.
My work desk is still a bit of a work in progress, but it already looks much better. I have organized the drawers and the shelves, and the paper clutter is definitely a winter project for me.
I also really love resetting my bathroom: cleaning, decluttering, scrubbing, etc. Looks great now. By the way, I always recommend breaking up the weekly clean into several little tasks to do over several days: sometimes I just do a 10-minute wipe-down of the bathroom. \Simplify your cleaning tasks; you do not have to do a super detailed deep clean every week.
And that is it for today! I really hope you enjoyed my minimalist closet ideas and found inspiration to clean out your own house. Do you ever do a big reset of your home, or do you prefer just keeping it from getting cluttered in the moment? Let me know in the comments!