So Many Bags … So Little Space!

Hey everyone!

To all the ladies out there, have you ever felt that your bags are taking over your closet?  If you’re anything like me that thought has crossed your mind at some point.  I will be the first to say that I have a minor bag collection problem.  I love my bags; hand bags, cross body, totes, you name it.  The only problem is I don’t have a massive closet to store them as if they were on display in a store (although I will admit that would be a dream).  I’ve been trying to find a way to store all my bags for a very long time, and done quite a bit of research on different ways to store and organize bags that would fit into my living environment.  And I am here to say that I have finally found a way to store all of my bags, including wallets and wristlets.  I’m also happy to say that this method will help keep me in check on how many purses I buy, lol.  A good rule that I should start living by is ‘one in, one out‘.

The first thing I did was go through all my bags and decided which ones I wanted to keep and which ones I was going to get rid of (I did this step prior to having a system to put in place).  Next, I had to figure out how to actually store all of them.  All my bags are stored in my bedroom closet, which measures roughly 82″ W by 23″ D.  As you can tell it’s not a very big closet, especially considering all the other stuff that I have in there.  My closet also has a built in top shelf, which is where my bags were being housed (and a currently being housed) but it was not very functional.  I would just place them up there, and then they would just fall on top of each other and if I tried to take one out then the whole thing would come tumbling down.  Not. Fun.

So how did I remedy the problem?

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Well, I was at Home Goods a few weeks ago and came across these beautiful canvas storage containers.  They came in a number of sizes, although with them being purchased at Home Goods they may no longer have the same exact ones anymore .  I purchased two, a larger one and a smaller one (17.5″ W x 13.5″ D x 14″ H and 14.5″ W x 10.5″ D x 12″ H respectively), and divided my bags in two categories: totes/large bags and shoulder/cross body (which also includes wallets and wristlets).  Then, I simply placed all my bags neatly in their respective containers then placed them on the shelf inside my closet.  I have found this to be the best way to contain and organize all my bags while still making them easily accessible, if I need a bag I just grab the container I need (they’re very light so it’s easy) grab whichever bag I want and then place the container back on the shelf.  Best thing, this storage method doesn’t take up a large amount of space, which is great if you’re short on space like me.  Oh and on the plus side they’re pretty containers to look at when I open my closet 🙂

I hope this post has helped some of you who might be looking for a way to store and organize all of your bags.

As always thanks for reading, and I will talk to you all soon!

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