New Year’s Organizing Revolution Week 3 ~ Closets

Congratulations to the 3 winners of last week’s New Year’s Organizing Revolution Kitchen Challenge!

1st Place WINNER:

Vanessa’s Kitchen

5 Dinners One Hour


2nd Place WINNER:

Hayden’s Organized Kitchen

Fridge Coasters


3rd Place WINNER:

Crystal of Crabby Home

Clean Mama Printables

Feel free to check out all the organized kitchens from last week here.

If you weren’t one of the “winners” last week, keep on trying! You really DID win in that you now have a wonderfully organized space in your home!! Be proud of yourself, and try again this week.

Welcome to the third week of our New Year’s Organizing Revolution! This week we are focusing on getting our closets organized.

One of my favorite projects that I’ve done since we bought this house was organizing our front hall closet.  It’s kind of a “catch-all” closet and houses a lot of stuff for my family of six.  We don’t have a lot of closets, nor are they very large.

It was way too easy for my kiddos to pitch their things because the bins, hooks and general set-up wasn’t working for us.  I didn’t have a lot in the budget to purchase a closet organizational system, so I had to get creative.

Here is what our pitch-it-all closet looked like before:

And here is what it looks like after we put my idea into action!  We spent about $50 on the project (part of that was the expensive hooks I chose).  We cut the second shelf and installed two coat hanging rods.  We added hooks for the kids’ lunch bags and school bags, and a bin to store their hats and mittens, etc.

And this is what it looks like now.  I absolutely love how well it works for us.  By adding a few simple changes to our closet, it has become a fully functioning, organized space that is easy for my whole family to keep neat and orderly.

The kids can now easily hang their own coats, put their shoes away, and have a easy to reach place to store their backpacks and lunch bags.

Feel free to check out the entire post on organizing my front hall closet here.  It includes printable labels. :)

And now it’s time for you to get started on your closets! I can’t wait to see how you organize them!

If you are new to this Organizing Challenge, check out the Tips on Getting Started post here. You can also check out all the details including all of the prize sponsors here.


1. Organize your office space (check the weekly schedule here for next week’s space)

2. Take a picture of your organized space. For beginner tips on taking great pictures, check out Ask Anna’s post here.

3. Upload your photo to the internet. If you don’t have a blog, learn how to easily upload a picture to Pinterest in Becky’s post here. Becky also explains how to link your picture to a link party.

4. Visit Organizing Homelife here and add your link to the party. Feel free to link up your pictures anytime from Monday thru Friday at 5:59 a.m. PST.

5. From Friday thru Sunday, stop back to vote for your favorite organized space.

6. Use ONLY pictures that are from your home/space. Do NOT use pictures that are from other sources – those spaces will be removed from the link party. You may link up until Friday at 5:59 a.m. PST and start voting on at 6:00 a.m. Friday thru Sunday at noon PST. If your blog is set for private use only, you MUST change your setting or you will be removed.

**Note: If you are an iPhone or iPad only user, check out the information at the end of the post to learn how you can link up your pictures.

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And now for the PRIZES!!!:


1st Place will win:


$250 toward a ClosetMaid ShelfTrack™ Elite Closet System!

ClosetMaid works hard to provide products that help people maximize the storage spaces in their homes.  The first prize winner of this challenge will win $250 toward ClosetMaid’s new ShelfTrack™ Elite customizable closet system.  It is a beautiful combination of both wire and laminate.  A ClosetMaid specialist will work with you to design a system that functions efficiently in your closet.  ClosetMaid’s ShelfTrack™ Elite is sold exclusively select Home Depot stores and online at  Please note that the winner is responsible for installation.


2nd Place will win:

Two moms, life-long best friends, set out to develop a practical, innovative, customizable, all-in-one storage solution for everyone in the household.  Products were created and designed to meet personal challenges of dealing with clutter throughout the house & garage, unmet by existing products out in the market today.   Our modular storage units have snap construction which allows for easy assembly with no tools required, including snap-on accessories.  Configure the shape of the overall unit to fit any space, or split a starter kit into multiple smaller units.  Ten different colors are available to fit any room décor.  With door hang and wall mount options, it requires no valuable floor space.  Various accessories allows a place for everything, and everything ends up in its place!  Great training for young children to manage and be responsible for their personal belongings from an early age.  Additional accessories and panel kits are available to expand the overall size of the storage system, or to create a smaller version of our starter kits to fit specific needs.


3rd Place will win:

Getting Kids Clothes Organized is Easy!

Organizables is a practical solution to the early morning chaotic demands of getting children ready for school every day. For the busy parent who has to get kids up, dressed and fed on a tight schedule, Organizables are the antidote to your morning frustrations.

Organizables clothes organizers feature colors and designs that are visually appealing to kids and are easy enough for even very young children to use. At the beginning of the week, your child chooses the clothes that he or she will wear for the next five days – putting an end to weekday morning arguments over wardrobe!



Spread the word! Tell your family, friends, neighbors, mailman, whoever, to come vote! If you have a blog, post the button below on your sidebar. Fabulous prizes will be awarded each week to the 3 highest voted on links! Winners will be announced in next Monday’s post.

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One more BIG thing!! Anyone who enters each week and wins the top THREE spots will qualify to be entered into a HUGE Grand prize. So, get organizing and enter your pictures because you might just win an AMAZING prize!

If you’re an Ipad or Iphone only user, you can also participate. Here is how you do it:

  • Go to the Pinterest App.
  • Upload your picture to Pinterest (For help, check out Becky’s post).
  • To get an URL for your pin, “share via email” on Pinterest. In the email will be the URL code.
  • Hold your finger down and click on “select”.
  • Grab the dot and highlight the entire URL {should start with http} and then click “copy”.
  • Visit Organizing Homelife here and paste your URL into the link party.

Read fine print of this challenge here.

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  1. says

    I need to go through my closet and get rid of the clothes I haven’t worn in… probably 10 years, LOL! It’s so crowded. Then maybe I can invest in those nice-looking wooden hangers and get rid of the ugly, colorful plastic ones. 😉

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