A New Year Calls For A New Closet

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Please tell me I am not the only one who needed a new closet makeover to start off 2017! I get so discouraged looking for clothes in a messy closet, and having too many items doesn’t help! I am terrible with keeping my closet organized and really bad for never getting rid of clothes. I have a solution, Rubbermaid® Configurations® Custom Closet Kits are going to solve your closet organization problems! 

To start off on a positive mind set this is the result of using the Rubbermaid® Configurations® Custom Closet Kits in my closet.

Now lets go back to an unpleasant time when my closet was jam packed and a mess! I cringe when I look back and see how many crammed clothes there are. Especially when I wasn’t wearing them all. I took it upon myself to do a closet clean out! 

My top 10 tips and process for a closet clean out!

  1. Take everything out of your closet! I mean everything start with a clean canvas

  2. Put the items you wear at least once a week back in the closet.

  3. Look at what you have left and think about these things…

  4. Does it fit/what condition is it in?

  5. How long ago since I last wore it?

  6. Do I like it?

  7. Can I create an outfit with it and wear it tomorrow?

  8. If you haven’t worn it in 3 month I would try to create an outfit but if you don’t find yourself wearing it within a week, donate it! 

  9. Anything you haven’t worn in over 3 months donate it, it isn’t an item you are looking for so give it to someone who would appreciate it.

  10. If you to want to keep something that has sentimental value, create a box that you can keep a few items like that in. The blue bins at the top of my closet would be perfect for that!

These are just a few tips my mom taught me and I finally put to use when I did my clean out, I filled 5 full garbage bags of clothes to donate! 

This is what my closet looked like without my mounds of clothes in it. It has a lot of space, but not the space I needed.

My list of wants:

  • Long hanging space for dresses and pants

  • Shelves for folding sweaters

  • High shelves for storage

  • Medium height hanging for skirts 

  • Regular handing for tops

Visit to your local Home Depot and head to Shelving to find your own Rubbermaid® Configurations® Custom Closet Kits. One step closer to your new closet. 

Until Feb 15, the Rubbermaid® Configurations® Custom Closet Kits are going to be at a lower price! Be sure to take advantage of the amazing offer and get your closet ready for 2017! 

The best thing about the Rubbermaid® Configurations® Custom Closet Kits, is that they are so EASY to use. Few tools required for set up, of course my awesome dad helped me and he only needed a screwdriver and a level (so my clothes wouldn’t be falling off the rods!). Set up the basic structure of the system and you can play and change up how you use it countless times. 

I really loved playing with the Rubbermaid Closet Designer, this helped me look at different options for the space I had (6feet), and decide how I wanted to setup my kit. This designer will work with the size of your closet, and you can customize it to match your needs. How cool is that! This was the design I went with. I changed a few things around once I had it all in place. 

It was really fun to put together, you have different rods and shelves to place and all can be changed and moved around very easily. It was like lego for adults 😉 

Once I finished the set up I knew I was going to have to sort thought my clothing and finally giveaway lots! It was really fulfilling having 5 large garbage bags full of clothes, ready to donate. My clothes now fit beautifully in my new closet for a new year!

 This was such an easy system to put together, no cutting to fit required. This kit would fit any reach in or walk in closet from 3-6feet. If you have a larger closet no worries, you can combine kits together seamlessly!

The hanging rods are customizable to fit whatever length you desire, and all the mounting hardware is included. I even had an extra shelf let with my closet!

How is your closet doing this year? Do you need a new closet? Check out the Rubbermaid® Configurations® Custom Closet Kits to create the new closet you need in the space you have! It is a #NewYearNewCloset and you need to treat yourself and your closet! 




  1. January 6, 2017 / 6:47 am

    There’s something I find so refreshing up cleaning out my closet and re-organzing it!

  2. January 6, 2017 / 7:15 am

    What! I didn’t know Rubbermaid offered closet designers. Good to know, as I’m 99% sure my husband and I are moving at the end of the month!

  3. January 6, 2017 / 7:46 am

    my closet is an absolute disaster! I should totally check out these Rubbermaid shelves, they look like they helped you a ton when it came to organizing! I totally need more space for my shoes, haha

  4. January 6, 2017 / 9:24 am

    Amazing!! I love that you did it yourself too. so fab!

  5. January 6, 2017 / 9:28 am

    I’m so happy I came across this post! my husband and I have separate closets but yet still struggle to keep them clean and organized the way they are laid out. Your closet looks amazing!

  6. January 6, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I’ve been donating my clothes to Goodwill like crazy and trying to sell some as I’m about to downsize houses soon. It’s crazy how many clothes I truly hardly ever wear. Appreciate the tips!!

    XO | easilyinspired-blog.com

  7. January 6, 2017 / 10:56 am

    yessss I love cleaning out my closet! It’s def a process though haha it takes me all day. great tips! x

  8. January 6, 2017 / 11:11 am

    Ugh this is so convicting! I need to clean out my closet so bad. What a major project! I’m sure it feels AMAZING having it done!!! Way to go! Thanks for the tips too…might help some spring cleaning procrastinators like me get a move on it!

  9. January 6, 2017 / 2:01 pm

    Serious closet envy over here! I might just need to do something like this to my closet since it’s a total mess. You have inspired me to get to organizing!


  10. January 6, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    I love organizing and sorting through your closet for the new year! Great goal!

  11. January 6, 2017 / 4:23 pm

    OMG Your closet is huge! I miss my old closet! I used to have these in my closet growing up and made them just like this! It’s really so easy and helps maximize the space!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

  12. January 6, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    These are so neat! I have really contemplated doing a total closet makeover, with giant built ins but I’m waiting until we buy a new house! These would be awesome in my office closet though!

  13. January 7, 2017 / 9:22 am

    Oh you are definitely not a lone! My closet was in dire need of a good clean out! It could definitely use a full on makeover like you did as well!

    Clothes & Quotes

  14. January 7, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I just revamped my closet a few months ago for fall. I love the new shelving, your closet will look so organized and clean!

    xoxo, Lydia | wheretheprettythingsare.net

  15. January 8, 2017 / 4:47 am

    I have been meaning to do this forever! Great tips!

  16. January 8, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Wow! So much better! I really need to organized. Thanks for the tips!

  17. January 8, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Wow, what a great fresh start to a new year! Closets can be a source of stress if they are overflowing and not organized. So glad you got your organized with Rubbermaid products…great idea.

    Brooke || http://www.kbstyled.com

  18. January 8, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    Having a great closet makes all the difference in the world!! Looks great!

  19. January 9, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I would sooo love a closet make over! I’m converting a utility closet into a clothes closet in our over the garage room soon and will have to check out using Rubbermaid for the project. 🙂

    • January 9, 2017 / 1:06 pm

      Whoops! I accidentally left a link to Jessica’s blog post!! ?

  20. January 9, 2017 / 4:47 pm

    I love how easy it is to install and then to reconfigure anytime you need to. I really must check this out for my house! #client

  21. Elana L. Gross
    January 10, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Woo! Congratulations. It’s so nice to have an organized closet.

  22. January 13, 2017 / 7:14 am

    This is the perfect motivation for me to start cleaning out my own closet! It definitely needs a refresh!

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