Please tell me I'm not the only one that lives like this? Since we moved into the house (Oct. '09) I've actually never had all my belts organized. They've shuffled from boxes to bags (I'm embarrassed to say, garbage bags) to their final resting place in these fave totes above. Each time I need a belt, I literally (would) have to dig through these totes to find my prize. Beyond annoying? You bet! Sometimes it's the little things like this that become so annoying so one day you just throw your hands up and say, 'Tomorrow I will change this!'
Yeah, yeah...that was a bit dramatic, but you get my point. I had had it up to here with non-organization in the belt department so it was high time to tackle this mini-project. I knew we had another belt rack that wasn't being used (we put the other one up in hubby's closet HERE to hang his belts/hoodies on) so it was as easy as busting out the drill and throwing it up on my closet wall.
So I requested hubby's help and couldn't wait to hang all my belted goodies in their new, and organized, resting place. Per his usual, it took him t-minus two second to put it up. He did it so fast, once again, I didn't even get a picture. Speedy Mc Speedster, ha! Read on, readers for my photo recap.
What a beaut...there she is, hanging in all her belt hangin' glory!
This pic is just to give you an idea of where it is in my closet. It's located right inside the door, on the left.
And the belts have been added...woop-woop!
Obviously, I put the belts that I wear most frequently in the front of the rack for easy grabbing and quick wear. The front-runner? For those of you that are also fans of my fashion/beauty blog HERE, you've seen that vintage leather belt HERE in all my personal style posts. Love that belt, mucho!
The outcasts? I think not! These are some of my all time favorite vintage belts (many from my maternal grandmother) but they don't have closures that can hang from my new rack. So I wasn't really sure what I was going to do, but more on that later!
The only outcast I am ridding myself of at this time...a faux leather and chain Michael Kors that's totally going to find it's way into the big box of donations we're slowly gathering around the house. And when I say big box, I mean big box.
So when I wandered upstairs to our junk room (remember it, HERE) to throw the previously mentioned Kors into our huge donation box, I saw something that piqued my organizational interest. A big pile of discarded baskets! I grabbed one up, exclaimed a boisterous, 'Suh-weeeet' and headed back downstairs to organize those vintage goods. Here they are all pretty in their new little basket. Now...where to put that basket?
Ah-hah! I noticed a nice, empty space on the shelf below my belts and thought it was a perfect new home for the belts in a basket.
I moved my fancy mirrored/cork heeled kicks over to the right with her buddies, making room for the basket.
And now a full after picture with my belt rack and basket below filled with my vintage, non-hanging belts. It's the little things like my newly organized belts that make me smile and also creates a much easier system for morning dressing.
I know this may seem like a very obvious organizational technique to you but readers, I'm super organized and I've been pulling belts out of bags for over a year and a half. Do you have a tiny, but highly annoying, non-organized space of your home? Tell yourself you'll tackle it in February and share the before and after with us (CasaCullen@Gmail.com) as we love hearing from our readers. It's funny how something as minimal as a belt rack can make me feel organized, tidy and more fashionable too. Enjoy!