Lindsay Arnold's Closet Organization
We love working with repeat clients, and Lindsay Arnold is no exception. I've been a fan of her dancing career for years, and it was a treat to help her organize her home. We've previously organized her bathroom and transformed her pantry, and this time we tackled her primary closet.
Lindsay and her husband, Sam, recently remodeled their primary closet into an expansive area with plenty of shelves and hanging space. It was fun for our team to "start from scratch" on a fresh, new closet and set the couple up with a perfectly organized space. Let me walk you through exactly how we organized each section of the closet and what products we used.
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Look Inside Lindsay Arnold's Closet
Hanging Clothes Organization
We wanted to utilize as much hanging space as possible in the closet. We grouped Lindsay's clothing by category, and then color.
For the section below, we hung all of her dresses on my favorite slim white wood hangers for consistency. First, you'll see her dresses categorized by color. Then on the far side, we hung up all of her bulky coats and outwear.
Above the hanging dresses, we used my favorite Salt By Sabrina bins for Lindsay to store out-of-season items. TIP: make sure you measure your shelves before you shop around for bins! Not all bins have the same dimensions and finding bins that are high quality and match the aesthetic of the closet can sometimes be a challenge.
In between Lindsay's dresses, we used wall space above her drawers to display her darling hats with command hooks. We also brought in an acrylic jewelry tree to hang her necklaces and a small dish to hold items Lindsay wears on the daily.
Folded Clothes Organization
In drawers throughout Lindsay's closet, we folded items like leggings, t-shirts, undergarments, and workout clothing.
We categorized each folded drawer by item (I.e. tops, bottoms, etc.) and then file folded. We used in-drawer separators to keep the items tidy and in their rows.
To organize Lindsay's shoes, we first pulled out all of her pairs and categorized them into exercise shoes, sneakers, heels, sandals, boots, etc.
We placed them into her closet by category and color. TIP: If you're designing a custom closet, make sure you allow for adjustable shoe shelves. We were able to utilize this space so well because we could move the shelves around based on shoe height.
TIP: When storing boots and other heeled shoes, place them in opposite directions to save on space and add to style to your shelves.
Men's Clothing Organization
For Lindsay's husband, Sam, we followed many of the same principles when it comes to categorizing. We used wooden hangers for his clothing, as button-ups and sweaters tend to need more structure. To keep things consistent, we used the same Salt by Sabrina bins that we used on Lindsay's side of the closet to store hats, belts, ties, and other miscellaneous items.
I personally love organizing accessories - there are so many fun storage options and it really helps you utilize all of the pieces you have.
For Lindsay's headband and belt organization, we used this acrylic cylinder organizer to store head scarves inside and to wrap headbands around. In the same space, we used a divided acrylic bin to store Lindsay's belts. This container is very versatile and can also be used for socks, underwear, or anything that fits.
On Lindsay's bag shelf, we placed larger items in their own category. For the second shelf, with smaller clutches, we used acrylic shelf dividers to separate and stand these items upright.
I used a drawer organizer to store her sunglasses. In the same drawer, we used these customizable fabric jewelry organizers. I love that each earring is in its separate category or group - it makes using what you have much easier!
Shop Lindsay's Closet
Here is everything we used to organize Lindsay's Closet:
Our team had such a blast working with Lindsay and her cute family. I hope this gets you inspired to organize your own closet. No matter how big or small your space, the organizing principles are the same. And don't forget to watch the whole transformation on YouTube! Happy organizing!
Jen is the founder of Reset Your Nest, a Professional Home Organizing business in Utah (Salt Lake City, Park City, Ogden, Logan, Utah County, and St. George), California (Bay Area, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Atherton, San Jose), Denver, CO, and Phoenix, AZ. She loves creating order and systems out of chaos. Her specialty is finding a way to continue the aesthetic of any home to every cupboard and drawer. She shares her tips and tricks on Instagram @reset_your_nest.