Home Organizing Challenge Week 12: Master Closet

March 22, 2015


14 Week Organizing Challenge


Welcome to week 12 of A Bowl Full of Lemons 14 Week Organizing Challenge. This week we are cleaning out and organizing our master closets.  Now’s a great time to swap out seasonal clothing and freshen up your wardrobe.  If you haven’t worn clothing in the last year, it might be a good idea to purge.  Closet space is precious and you don’t want to waste space on things you don’t use.  Have a great week organizing!


Week 12 Master Closet Organization via ABFOL


If this is your first time participating in the challenge, welcome! Each week, you will receive a new challenge & you will have 7 days to complete it. If you are not subscribed to my blog & want reminders for the weekly challenges, you can sign up here. The first thing you need to do is print out your 14 Week Schedule. You can hang it on your fridge and check it off as you go. Print it out here.


WEEK #12 CHECKLIST: (Print out the free Master Closet checklist HERE)

Home Organization 101 14 Week Challenge Checklist


Gather 8 bins or boxes, one for each of the following.
  • Keep: Current Season
  • Keep: Out of season
  • Donate
  • Sell
  • Trash/Recycle
  • Other Room
  • Shoes
  • Accessories
  • Sort through everything in the closet.  Empty it completely as you go. Divide everything into the 8 bins listed above (or more if needed).  Purge the items you no longer want, wear or need.  Get rid of as much clutter as you can.
  • Vacuum or mop the floor
  • Wipe down door, baseboards, doorknobs and switch plates
  • Wipe down shelving
  • Dust lights
ORGANIZE: It’s time to go through everything in the bins. Put the “other room” items where they belong. Toss the trash in the trash can outside. Place donations in your car and “to sell” items in the garage.  When organizing things in the bins, remove one item at a time, categorizing as you go. Hang like items together and place out of season items in a rubbermaid tote. Label the box “Jane: Out of season” and place up high on the closet shelf.
  • Short Sleeve
  • Long Sleeve
  • Sweaters (best if folded)
  • Pants/Jeans
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Purses/Bags
  • Belts
  • Shoes


Organizing Inspiration


Here are several blog posts that will inspire you to get your Master Closets organized.

1. Master Closet Makeover

2. Master Closet Organization

3.  How to organize your scarves



Share your progress on Instagram using the hash tag #abfolorganizechallenge, blog about the weekly challenges – sharing your before and after pictures and/or share over at my Home Organization 101 group here. Hold yourself accountable and finish all 14 challenges!



If you are just joining us, visit the challenge details page here, to learn what it’s all about.



Week 1: The Kitchen

Week 2: The Laundry Room

Week 3: The Pantry

Week 4: Master Bedroom

Week 5: The Office

Week 6: Living Room

Week 7: Bathrooms

Week 8: Playroom

Week 9: Dining Room

Week 10: Linen Closet

Week 11:  Kids Closets



I’ll see you back next week for another organizing challenge.

2 comments on “Home Organizing Challenge Week 12: Master Closet

  1. Even though I’m an organizer, I really need to work on my closet! It’s chock full of some clothes I don’t love, some things that are not in season and so on. Sometimes, I find just refolding things can make a big difference!

  2. Darlene says:

    Wow your closet is everyones dream. I enjoyed redoing ours but on a much smaller footprint. These challenges have been a great way to eliminate “stuff” and donate. Great fun re-organizing.

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