A Quickie Scarf Solution

By | March 12, 2015

Not that we’ve had almost a week of spring weather, I’m starting to get the urge to clean everything in our house. One thing that’s been driving me particularly crazy is the back of our closet door. I’ve been using it to store both hoodies and scarves all winter and it’s getting a little, or a lot, out of control.

Messy Closet Door

I started by removing everything and sorting out a few scarves to get rid of or move to the coat closet because they were more “warm with a coat” than “outfit accessories.” Then, I needed a new place to put them.

I already had this pretty scarf hanger. It was a gift from my mother-in-law a year or so ago I think.

Scarves Hanging in Closet 3

But we’re already short on rod space in the closet so I didn’t want to hang it up. (I have a lot of dresses, a lot, a lot a lot of dresses.) So, I decided to use the available wall space. Why not, right? Plus, the scarves slip out fairly easily since they are pretty slippery, so I didn’t want to be constantly bumping them while putting things off and on of the hangers nearby.

So, I asked Wyatt to give me a nice nail to hang the hanger on. He decided on a screw, with a drywall anchor. They way the hanger won’t slip off a small nail head.

Hanging Scarf Hanger in Closet

It’s pretty high up on the wall, but I’m a pretty tall gal so it works for me.

Scarves Hanging in Closet

Plus, I can always lift the entire thing off the screw and then select or replace the scarf I want before hanging it back up if I can’t quite reach the entire thing while it’s up there.

Scarves Hanging in Closet 2

I originally wanted to make a clothespin scarf hanger like this one I found on pinterest, but decided it wasn’t that different than the hanger I already had on hand so I could just save time and have a better solution without having to build anything. If I had enough wall space to hang something like this lower down on the wall, I think it was really cute, though.

Scarf holder

Still cute, right? What else could I hang up with something like this? Maybe something for Beanie?

And the door looks so much better!

Clean Closet Door

I did go ahead and hang the hanger back on the door so I could hang my new robe. Wyatt got it for me for Valentine’s Day and let me tell you, it’s a necessary thing for pregnant mommas in winter. A lot of my warmer clothes are getting too snug on my belly, but this thing is roomy, forgiving, soft, and warm. Ah, comfort…

Blue Robe Pic

And one robe on the door is a lot better than whatย we started with.

Closet Door Hanger with Robe

How do you handle scarves? I’m always curious as to the best way to handle accessories because I’m the kind of girl that doesn’t wear them if I can’t easily see and access them. That’s why I go through phases of wearing jewelry. I just forget about all the cool stuff I have in my jewelry box.

I also do better at accessorizing in warmer weather. Anyone else have that odd personality quirk?

6 thoughts on “A Quickie Scarf Solution

  1. breetalks

    That robe looks so soft, fluffy and comfy! YAY for pregnant belly shots! Love it!

    1. Melissa Post author

      Ha! Thanks. I feel a little like this one was cheating because it doesn’t really show much since the robe is so fluffy, but it does give a little sneak peek I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. donita

    Glad you are getting some use out of the scarf hanger. I love the Beanie Bump.

    1. Melissa Post author

      I’ve actually been using the holder the entire time, you just couldn’t see it (or get to it) underneath all the hoodies and extra scarves! Thanks!

  3. mom

    You are my daughter…..I did closet organizing today too!! Yea for improved storage solutions! Nice robe too ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Melissa Post author

      I haven’t had a robe since I was a little kid and I have no idea why not!! I already told him I needed another “summer” robe for when it gets too warm out for all this fleece and softness. ๐Ÿ™‚


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