March 24, 2015 // Design

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

Walk-in closets are a blessing and a curse. You think you can fit a lot more in than you actually can, so you end up with crap everywhere and unable to find your favorite sweater in a hurry. While this closet wasn’t a complete hot mess before, the after is an OCD-sufferer’s dream. Belonging to Roomers own Fiona, the closet was completely made over by The Container Store, who sent professional organizer Payton Swenson over to measure the space and create an Elfa system.

Here Fiona talks us through the process via some pics originally shot for Refinery 29.

Photos: Erica Gannet

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

I loved those hangers for 10 long years, but 10 years of pink hangers is a lot so I was like gimme something neutral.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

Yes, that is a lot of white boots. Thanks Modern Vice.  I asked for floor-to-ceiling shoe shelves to accommodate heels and sneakers.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

I previously had a pocket storage thing that was so messy and annoying. And I just hung my necklaces right there with pushpins.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

Payton had the genius idea to use this kitchen closet rack for my purses. I love that they’re on display and easily accessible.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

My shoes were multiplying like Gremlins and it was freaking me out

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

Just having my shoes up off the floor instantly lessened the tension in my shoulders

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

I only had one rail at the very back and was always tripping over shoes to get to stuff

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

Now I have two rails, all my hangers are white and chrome and the floor is completely open. I can have a cup of tea in there if I want to.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

The handbag rack usually holds kitchen condiments, but looks sooooo good in a closet!

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

The shoe shelves pull out, so you can easily get to the ones in the back

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

I have a ton of glasses but always seem to wear the same pair of Karen Walker frames

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

I needed just a few drawers for undies and stuff

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

Yes, I wear red, white and black all the time.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

This is the top layer of a three-layer jewelry box. I thought it would be annoying to have it hidden away but actually I love having it so organized and it’s not annoying at all.

Making The Most Of A Small-ish Walk In Closet

I always wanted these clear hat boxes and now I have them. Is my life better as a result? Yes.

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