Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Confessions of an obsessaholic No. 1: Closet

OK. I admit it. I obsess just a teeny-tiny bit about things. But I wouldn’t be my crazy self if I didn’t. And I sort of like who I am. Anyway, the other day I was looking at my closet, feeling pretty good about it. It’s organized and neat. Then I opened my husband’s closet to put some shirts away and let me tell you folks, his closet is nothing like mine. Made me itch just looking at it.

In my closet, everything is arranged first by item (sweaters, pants, shirts, etc.) and then by color (or prints) followed by sleeve length. For example, suppose it’s really hot and I want to wear a short-sleeve white shirt. I know just where to find it. Ditto for a long-sleeve black shirt or a stripped sweater or a pair of black pants or a brown mock turtleneck or a red regular turtleneck (Yes, even turtlenecks are arranged by mock and regular) or a summer dress or a winter dress – well, you get the picture. Pure bliss.

To me, it makes perfect sense and is efficient. To my husband, it’s just another example of my quirkiness that he has come to accept (and I think love).

How do you arrange your closet?


  1. I have organizing issues too. My closet is arrange very similar and to add I store my clothes away if not in season.

    Also, at my previous house I shared a walk-in closet with William, which drove me crazy because he didn't organize his clothes.

    Now at my new house we have separate closets. Which I love!

  2. I breathe better when things are organized. I've actually arranged clothes the same way in my closet. (although, not to the extent as yours)

    My husband? Not so much. But that's okay...

    In our first apartment, we had separate bathrooms. That's definitely the way to go.

  3. I happen to do the same thing, only on a rotating basis. Sometimes I organize by color, and sometimes I switch it up and organize it by style. When I rotate it to the other way, I see my clothes in a whole new light and start wearing things I forgot I had or in new and fun combination.