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Fashion 6 years ago

master closet makeover with container store

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So most of you guys know already that Michael and I bought a brand new house in Boulder about a month or so ago! We absolutely love the house and pretty much every aspect of it is our dream home…minus one thing. Before we bought the house, I told Michael the master closet was a “break it” for me. First of all, I felt like it wasn’t enough space for all of our (my) stuff. Second of all, before we bought the house, there was almost zero hanging space in the closet. They designed it to just have shelves wrap around almost every wall, which doesn’t work for someone with a lot of clothes haha. Michael had the idea of demoing those shelves in the closet so we could start from square one, and build a closet from scratch with The Container Store!

Now, before I go into detail about the whole process of getting an elfa closet with The Container Store…I first want to share: our closet is still a work in progress! We just moved in less than a month ago and have a long way to go. But, today I wanted to share exactly what The Container Store designed for us, as well as the closet accessories we’ve gotten so far to help get us organized. One of the reasons I’m sharing this now instead of when the closet is 100% finished is because The Container Store currently has a closet sale going on right now! You can get 25% off closet essentials for just a few more days! So I wanted to give you guys a chance to shop that!

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If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that The Container Store is my happy place. I could legitimately spend days in that store! The Container Store was insanely helpful in helping us design our elfa closet. We basically just sent them the dimensions of our closet, and let them know what kind of “stuff” we had (ie: we told them I have a ton of clothes, shoes, and handbags haha). They came up with a few different designs and sent them to us to approve. We changed a few things here and there (ie: add a long hang here, add another shoe shelf here, etc), until they got it just perfect for our needs! They were so patient with us and super helpful in making suggestions.

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After we got the design finalized, they sent someone from their team to come install our master closet. I would guess he was here for about 3hrs to install the whole thing! Michael and I literally didn’t have to do a thing. It was amazing! He set up the drawers, the shoe racks, hanging…everything. After the installation came the fun part: shopping for closet necessities!

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The first thing I knew we needed in our closet were these non slip velvet hangers – and since they are 25% off right now we STOCKED UP. Previously we just had a million random plastic hangers that looked awful and took up way too much space. Everyone told me these velvet hangers would save so much space but I didn’t really believe them until I saw it with my own eyes. Y’all they make the biggest difference! We also got these clips so we could even hang our jeans (and Michael’s shorts) on the velvet hangers!

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I also got this acrylic purse organizer for my small purses and clutches and absolutely love it! I never really knew what to do with my clutches before and this seems to be the perfect solution.

Another closet essential for me is this hanging jewelry organizer! I actually have two of them because I have a LOT of jewelry. This holds my earrings, bracelets, rings, etc in a way that allows me to see everything all in one place. I hang them in front of all my clothes so it’s easy to find!

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Something else we got during the closet sale is these stackable shoe bins. We already have built in shoe racks that The Container Store designed for our elfa closet…but between the two of us, we needed a little more shoe storage. These shoe bins are perfect to put on any shelf – and if you have room above the shelf, you can stack as many up as you want! Such a good shoe storage solution. I mostly use them for all of my flats!

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outfit details: t-shirt | denim shorts | slide sandals

Like I said, we’ve still got some work to do on the closet and tweaking here and there (stay tuned for a more detailed post on closet organization), but overall we’ve had the best experience with The Container Store and love the elfa closet they designed for us! We didn’t have a ton of space to work with, and they created a design that allowed us to fit everything we needed to in this space. So, if you’re also struggling to make your closet (no matter what size) work for you, I definitely recommend going into The Container Store and asking for help!

Do you have any closet organization systems you swear by? If so, let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading!

Thank you to The Container Store for providing the elfa closet + closet organization for this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own!

xo Lauren

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