My custom closet reveal in my one bedroom Downtown Dallas apartment with NEAT Method ~
I partnered with the NEAT Method Dallas – Highland Park team to totally transform my closet. They specialize in organizing, unpacking, and downsizing family homes, small spaces, and offices across Dallas & Highland Park, making the space you have functional for the life you live.
THE CLOSET: EMPTY, SORT, STAGE
Originally, my closet had one rod on the main wall, a half-sized rod on the side wall, and absolutely no storage solution for shoes. We started by taking everything out, giving us a true clean slate (“empty”). Doing this forces you to evaluate the things you truly wear all the time versus the things it’s time to donate and part ways with (“sort”). Nothing should go back in that you haven’t touched in years.
Next, we arranged all of my clothes by type (down to the different washes of denim) before placing everything back in the closet (“stage”). Note: This is also the time to replace all hangers, but I already had matching, non-slip hangers. These are a game changer and frees up so much space.
On the main wall: We moved up the already-existing Elfa closet rod, added six Elfa shelves for my shoes, two gliding shoe shelves for sneakers, three hanging drawers for misc. items (i.e. belts/hats, lounge sweatshirts, denim shorts), and an additional 50” closet rod for denim, pants, and matching sets. We also installed a shelf above each rod for additional storage space.
On the smaller side wall: We raised up the already-existing closet rod and added two Elfa shelves. We also added translucent liners on every shelf to keep small objects from falling through the wires. but still allow light to come in and are super easy to clean. For overflow shoe storage, I got two 3-tier shoe utility rack and three under bed shoe storage organizers.
We followed the same process for the dresser: EMPTY, SORT, STAGE. NEAT Method showed me how to fold like a pro and, while it’s a little more time consuming, the additional minute or two it takes is totally worth it. I can fit so much more in my dresser and I can actually see every pair of my leggings.
NEAT Method made my product organization dreams come true. Every product has a designated home, and I even have a “back-stock” section using clear stackable storage bins for any extra/new products. My makeup, skincare, and hair accessories are organized using clear drawer organizers and drawer dividers. This method allows me to really maximize the storage space.
Overall, what I’m most impressed with is the ability to maintain the systems we helped me put in place. NEAT Method has 75 locations all around the country + Canada—see here to find the team nearest you.
– Elfa Closet System (custom design x NEAT Method)
– BELT ORGANIZATION: 8-Section Organizer
– BATHROOM CABINETS: Clear Stackable Storage Bins