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How We Organized Our Closets: Suggestions & A Video Tour

How We Organized Our Closets: Suggestions & A Video Tour

It appears like a miracle, however we’ve gone from completely zero closet area in our bed room (after we moved in we simply had dressers) to having simply as a lot area as our final home’s huge walk-in closet! We’ve beforehand coated how we put in Ikea Pax wardrobes and how we made them look built-in, so in the present day we’re throwing open each door & drawer to indicate you ways we’ve organized them. In the event you’re on the lookout for tricks to maximize your storage & particular merchandise that may make it really feel extra personalized, that is the put up for you.

Sherry And John Standing In Open Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closets

It must be stated upfront that neither of us have what we’d name a considerable amount of clothes (though I’ve all the time had a factor for sneakers and jewellery, so there’s nonetheless loads of that happening). You possibly can learn all of my suggestions for curating a minimal closet right here – however I’ve truly been capable of broaden mine a bit recently, due to the entire storage we’ve added to our bed room over the past 3 years.

Since our home is in a mostly-finished part and we’re spending quite a bit much less on house renos than we have now for the final 15 years, I’ve been having enjoyable discovering secondhand clothes/baggage/sneakers/jewellery with a few of the money I’m not spending on furnishings and Residence Depot runs – ha! So that you’ll see a bit little bit of that too (there’s a video tour in right here for you as effectively).

Why We Love Ikea Pax Wardrobes

The Ikea Pax closet system is widespread for a purpose. It’s extremely customizable, affords tons of inside fittings and organizers, and can be “hacked” with paint, {hardware}, and extra to offer it a customized look. That is the third home we’ve used it in (right here was the primary, over 15 years in the past!) so it was a no brainer for us after we needed so as to add a wall of built-in closets to this room.

Wall Of Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closets With One Open Door

We had been capable of match three 39″ wardrobe containers (double doorways) and one 19″ field (single door) alongside this wall (that’s all the best way to the precise and not using a brass knob within the photograph above). The three bigger wardrobes – seen open under – act as our day-to-day closets. The smaller closet on the top incorporates our vacation decor and is just accessed very occasionally (John’s nightstand simply strikes out of the best way for the couple of occasions a 12 months we have to get in there).

Wall of Open Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closets With Men And Womens Closets

We used plenty of Ikea’s inside fittings but in addition added another techniques together with issues we already needed to make every part work as arduous as potential for us. Don’t fear, we’re rounding up all the things on the finish of this put up for you.

Closet Group Video Tour

You possibly can see me open each door and drawer within the video under, so whether or not you need to see how issues are organized or simply need to poke round another person’s closets (sounds enjoyable to me), right here you go:

Notice: You may also watch this video right here on YouTube.

The Left Closet: Sherry’s Footwear, On a regular basis Equipment, & Lengthy Hanging Storage

Now we’ll take you thru every part one after the other. The left wardrobe is the one we added earlier this 12 months and it has actually been a recreation changer, particularly as a result of it provides me room to retailer longer gadgets like full-length attire and boots much more simply.

Open Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe With Long Hanging Clothes And Shoe Storage

Moderately than put in drawers like we did within the different two large wardrobes, we added this Ikea divider to separate the underside into two 19″ sections. You possibly can customise it with drawers or slide-out trays, however their slide {hardware} takes up extra vertical area than these primary cabinets.

With this configuration, I used to be capable of match 25 pairs of sneakers and boots in right here and, by lining every pair up toe-to-heel, I can see all of them from the entrance (the matching shoe is behind the entrance one). I nonetheless hold another pairs of often-worn sneakers in our kitchen porch cupboard, however this can be a great place for all the things else.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Shelves With Shoes And Boots

The highest of the divider created a pleasant little touchdown spot for some on a regular basis equipment that I have a tendency to achieve for, like belts, my fav sun shades, purses/clutches, on a regular basis jewellery I put on most frequently, and that kind of factor.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Overhead of Shelf With Jewelry And Clutches

Among the storage items up listed below are issues I’ve had for some time, like this stacking jewellery organizer, however a more moderen addition is this acrylic divider that I exploit for protecting my small clutches organized. It makes it really easy to slip one thing out with out all the things toppling over. Extremely advocate.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Purse Organizer Acrylic Dividers

For my bigger purses and scarves, we put in this pull-out hanger above the smaller gadgets. You possibly can see within the first photograph of this part that I even have some baggage hung over hangers too (make sure you watch the video for more information about why and the place we put all the things). It has been an incredible system for protecting all of my baggage in a single spot with out taking over plenty of area. Additionally… why sure I did get a secondhand Fendi bag just like the Jersey woman that I’m. I’m an enormous fan of The Actual Actual, Poshmark, and What Goes Round Comes Round (in addition to any and all in-person thrift shops). P.S. I like animal print, okay?

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Purse Hanging Tie Rack

Oh and every of our three huge wardrobes have a high shelf that’s more durable to entry – John can attain it, however I would like a stool – so we principally hold miscellaneous stuff up there. As an example, on this part, I’ve some unused artwork frames and canvases.

You may also see that there’s a mirror we held on the left door (we blurred stuff that’s private like pictures, drawings our youngsters made, and many others), however that’s actually useful for selecting sun shades or throwing on a necklace or one thing. I even have one other one in all that very same mirror on the left door of my different closet for make-up/earrings – only a small addition like that may make issues really feel tremendous purposeful & environment friendly.

Open Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe With Long Hanging Clothes And Shoe Storage

The Center Closet: My Shorter Hanging Garments, Folded Garments & A Pullout Storage Tray

The center part can also be my stuff (John simply wants a couple of drawers and a dangling bar and is comfortable as a clam – we’ll get to his closet in a minute). Effectively, this wardrobe can also be the place we retailer sleeping baggage and different journey stuff on that high shelf – however in any other case it’s all my garments in right here.

Open Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe With Womens Clothing Hanging Bar

This wardrobe is ready up like a fairly conventional closet. I’ve obtained my hanging bar up high and 6 drawers under. For our hanging bars, we’re large followers of these slim velvet hangers as a result of they’re so compact, they’re non-slip, and so they are available numerous colours (ours are rose gold). Sorry wooden hangers, we’ve moved on 😉

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Slim Velvet Clothes Hangers

I additionally ordered some velvet hanging clips so I might use the identical hangers for my skirts (shorter skirts are on this wardrobe, and longer maxi ones are within the different closet with my lengthy pants and lengthy skirts).

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Slim Hangers With Clipped Skirts

Underneath the hanging bar are the drawers with the remainder of my garments. Effectively, apart from the highest one which is a shallow pullout drawer outfitted with felt organizers.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Jewelry Organizing Tray

I’ve obtained random getting-ready stuff in right here like make-up, deodorant, hair stuff, sunscreen, lesser-worn sun shades and jewellery, and many others.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Open Tray Drawer With Velvet Organizer

I particularly love this part for storing small jewellery like rings, earrings, bracelets, and even stuff like spare buttons. And sure, these are tinkles razors that I exploit on my mustache. Me-ow.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Detail of Jewelry Organizing Tray With Rings

Under that shallow drawer are the remainder of my garments. You possibly can see me pull all of them out and describe how they’re organized a bit extra on the video tour, however the high is mainly socks and underwear and pjs and stuff like that.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Drawers Open With Womens Clothes

The drawer under that one is the place I’ve all of my denim (the left two stacks are denims and the precise stack is jean shorts).

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Open Drawer With Womens Denim Jeans

The following drawer down homes numerous tops, that are organized utilizing a few of these delicate Ikea bins that we’ve had for ages. I fold my bodysuits longer in that slot on the precise aspect and it helps me not pull out a high considering it’s a tank however it’s a bodysuit (#AlmostEverythingIsBlackAndIGetConfused).

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Open Drawer With Womens Tops

The drawer under that one is colder climate stuff, like long-sleeved tops and sweaters. Decide not my lack of fancy folding – that is my riot after years of working at Categorical in school.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Open Drawer With Womens Sweaters

And final, however not least, the underside drawer has bathing fits and cover-ups (the best way these Ikea techniques work, you’ll be able to’t have a traditional drawer on the underside as a result of the closet door hinges need to go there – so this pullout steel basket is the best choice we have now discovered). Sure, I dwell someplace that allows me to have a complete drawer full of these items. As a lady who used to have one bathing go well with and will solely actually swim outdoors a couple of months of the 12 months once I lived additional north, this thrills me to no finish.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Wire Drawr With Womens Bathing Suits

And simply as I discussed, you’ll be able to see that light-weight mirror caught to the left door of this wardrobe as effectively, which is useful whereas making use of sunscreen, make-up, placing in earrings, and many others.

Open Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe With Womens Clothing Hanging Bar

The Proper Closet: John’s Garments, Hats, And One thing Bizarre In His High Drawer

The final of the three massive wardrobes is all John’s. It’s greater than sufficient area for him, for which I’m glad. Hashtag synergy.

Open Ikea Pax Closet Wardrobe With Mens Clothing

Earlier than we tour John’s stuff, let me level out that although it seems near the mattress, he has no hassle attending to his stuff (see under). If it had been too cramped, we wouldn’t have upgraded to a king-size mattress earlier this 12 months. However we did, and we like it, and we’re by no means going again.

Man Standing At Ikea Pax Closet Wall With Colorful Pink Painting

John additionally makes use of these slim hangers for his costume shirts on his hanging bar. He doesn’t put on them that always as of late, which is why there aren’t too many (though there are inexplicably 3 variations on the identical blue test sample). His lack of ten million collared shirts supplies us some bonus area to retailer the household’s winter coats in right here through the colder months. And we have now a sneaky manner of creating them virtually disappear in the summertime months after we don’t want them…

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Mens Shirts On Hanging Bar With Winter Coats

A lot of the 12 months all of us get by with no jackets or lighter ones which might be saved in our laundry room by the entrance door (see under). But it surely does often get chilly sufficient right here to warrant a heavier coat, therefore protecting them in John’s closet to be at arm’s attain through the winter months.

Loveseat Laundry Closet Wide Shot 768x1024

The place do they go the remainder of the 12 months? Effectively, we shrink them down utilizing these area baggage that connect to any commonplace vacuum hose. Look how these two fluffy winter coats slim waaaay down due to out little area bag technique (high pic is earlier than, and backside is after)

Before And After Of Winter Coats In Shrinking Vacuum Storage Bags

Then our little flattened coats simply slip into one of many suitcases that we retailer wayyyy at the back of our son’s under-bed space (he has baskets he makes use of and might simply attain all alongside the entrance fringe of the mattress and our suitcases dwell behind these). The area baggage not solely hold our coats compact, however it makes them straightforward to unpack from the suitcase every time we go on a visit through the hotter months.

Boys Bedroom With Built In Underbed Storage With Baskets

So, lengthy story brief, many of the 12 months John’s closet seems prefer it does under, the place his shirts have a bit extra room to unfold out. However we needed to indicate you the “winter model” of his closet to reveal how versatile and hard-working these areas could be for us. And what a distinction some $17 area baggage could make.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Open With Mens Shirts On Hanging Rod

One other factor John did since he didn’t want the entire hanging bar area was add this dice organizer shelf on one aspect. This isn’t an Ikea product, however it was an incredible dimension and it simply sits on the shelf and matches properly. We screwed it to the within wall of the wardrobe to additional safe it, and John makes use of these cloth bins to corral stuff like sweatshirts within the backside two and the household’s winter gloves and hats up high. These winter equipment are hardly ever wanted, which is why it’s no drawback to be blocked by his hanging hats (if he takes them down he can simply slide out that high basket).

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Bin Organizers Shelf

John’s drawers are organized utilizing a mixture of material Ikea bins (like these and these) and random different containers we had round. His high drawer incorporates necessities like t-shirts, socks, underwear, bathing fits, extra hats, and – sure – a stash of sweet that he retains hidden from his spouse and youngsters. He’s a sucker for these post-Halloween sweet reductions.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Drawr With Mens Shirts And Socks

As you will have additionally seen, each John and I hold a few of our toiletries like deodorant and hair stuff in these closets. That’s as a result of, as we talked about on this put up about how we dwell with just one toilet, we don’t need anybody unnecessarily monopolizing the toilet with issues that may simply be executed in one other room (our daughter has a vanity-type setup in her room for instance). And John and I every have these mirrors on our closet doorways so we do this kind of stuff in right here as a substitute.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Mirror On Wall With John Getting Ready

Again to the drawers. His second drawer has pants and shirts (kinda like my denim drawer) and his third drawer is all train garments. He even has room in there for all of his race medals and a yoga mat.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Drawer With Running Exercise Clothes

His final commonplace drawer incorporates his “messy” garments for portray and yard work and stuff. Plus, he randomly retains some extra formal stuff in right here too, like a few ties, undershirts, and costume sneakers. Since he doesn’t put on that stuff fairly often, he doesn’t want a ton and it doesn’t take up a lot area. His day-to-day sneakers are saved in the out of doors shoe cupboard on our kitchen porch with the remainder of the household’s sneakers.

Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Overhead Of Open Drawer With Mens Clothes Shoes

We one way or the other forgot to take a photograph of his backside drawer, however you’ll be able to see it within the video (it holds John’s laptop computer bag and a few spare sheets together with Burger’s beloved blanket that we’ll hold ceaselessly). And on the very high shelf John retains our journey duffel bag and, for the time being, some puzzles we’re bringing to his mother & dad the following time we go to.

Wall of Open Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closets With Men And Womens Closets

We additionally each have spare area below our hanging bars that’s kind of a “flex area” that is useful if we’re having friends over and have to shortly put away some mail or packages that arrive. We additionally use it this time of 12 months to stash our vacation items earlier than we wrap them. And talking of the vacations…

The Bonus Closet: Seasonal Decor

Like we talked about, there’s a 19″ Pax wardrobe tucked into the precise nook of this wall, and it’s blocked by John’s nightstand more often than not, however that doesn’t imply it’s wasted area. We’re capable of match ALL of our Christmas decorations in there – ornaments and lights up high, random decor within the center, and our ENTIRE 6’5″ Christmas tree on the underside (due to it breaking down into smaller segments).

Ikea Pax Closet With Christmas Holiday Decor Inside

We mainly solely transfer John’s nightstand and open this cupboard two occasions a 12 months – as soon as in November to get stuff out after which once more in January to place stuff away. I’m so glad it’s not only a lifeless nook that serves no goal and we truly get to fill it with seasonal stuff. Good storage = our love language for actual.

Our Closet Organizing Necessities

I discussed plenty of issues on this put up that we use to maintain our closets organized, so I needed to wrap issues up by placing them multi functional place for you:

So whether or not you may have a customized closet or only a primary little nook, hopefully a few of these techniques might help. Even enthusiastic about how you may have it organized and seeing if you may make extra sense of issues. For instance, I might retailer my brief skirts with my longer ones and attire however it simply made much more sense to retailer them within the different wardrobe with my shorter hanging stuff as a result of my mind works that manner and I’d be on the lookout for them on my “shorter hanging bar” versus on an “all-skirts bar” if I had it organized that manner.

Equally including an inexpensive little mirror additionally helped with perform a lot. Anytime you end up strolling to a second location to do one thing is a clue you may discover it MUCH EASIER in the event you can create a spot to try this factor throughout the major location.

And lastly, generally you simply want sweet in your high drawer. No judgment.

Different Closet & Group Posts

Sherry In Ikea Pax Wardrobe Closet Side By Side With Outfit Mood Board

In the event you’d wish to see extra peeks inside our closets, or get extra group suggestions, you may get pleasure from a few of these posts:

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