Is a closet system worth it? Read on to find out what I think!
A couple of years ago, I decided to start slowly making my way through my house, and redecorating it to suit more of my taste. (You can read all about what brought me to this decision here.)
One of the first rooms on my list was the master closet. This may seem like a somewhat odd choice, but I had a couple of reasons for it. Number 1, I had just found out I was pregnant with our second child, and I knew I couldn’t take on a room like the kitchen in addition to preparations for baby. Number 2, the master closet gets a lot of use every. single. day. And closets are notorious for becoming unorganized black holes. I love having an organized home, so it just made sense to get such a frequently used space whipped into shape.
So, was it worth it?
After much research, I settled on the IKEA Pax system for the closet. It was more affordable than some other systems out there, and it had all of the extra features I was looking for.
My husband and I transformed our closet – gutted, painted, and installed the closet system – in just a few days, all while I was about 10.5 weeks pregnant! Not that I recommend doing that, but it really was fairly simple, and don’t worry, I let him do all the heavy lifting. 🙂
We actually gained a ton of storage space by installing this system, which was fabulous. Who doesn’t love having more storage space?! And the best part is, two years down the road, and it is still neat and organized.
When you have a system like this in place, it makes organization easy. I actually snapped these photos in about 15 minutes, while my son was napping and my daughter was playing. So, this really is how it looks most of the time. We have a place for everything, which I love.
Scarves/ties – I love this pull out rack. I have one for scarves and my husband has one for ties.
Clothes and hampers (duh.) – As I stated earlier, we gained a ton of space by installing this system. We were even able to eliminate a piece of furniture from our bedroom!
Shoes – My shoes are in the rack on the left. I also have boots stored in a couple of the drawers towards the back of the closet. My husband has his shoes in pull out drawers on the opposite side of the closet.
And the bins on the top shelves provide extra storage for things we don’t need access to all that often.
This system is totally adjustable, so you can make the shelves as high or low as you want. I can actually pull the top bins down, and replace them, without having to stand on a chair. And I’m only 5′ 3″!
So, if you are debating a closet system to help you organize your space, I say definitely go for it! We love the IKEA Pax system, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.
However, if you are a fairly handy type and don’t want to spend the money, I have some blogger friends who recently shared their plans for DIY closet systems. You can check those out here.
Whatever route you choose to go, you won’t regret having a neat, organized closet every day.