August 23, 2016  

My Secret For Keeping Clothing Off Our Bedroom Floor


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When you get home for the day, what do you do with the clothes you wore? Do you throw them all straight into the laundry basket, hang them over a chair or pile them on the floor?

I’ve always struggled with this when it comes to clothing I want to re-wear.

I don’t really want to put my clothing back in the drawer, but I don’t necessary want to wash it either. This has always confused me. There needs to be a place for clothes that are in between wears, like the sweatpants I wear every night for a week straight or the jeans I wear multiple times in a weekend.

Since I’m not sure where to put these things, they often end up in a pile on the floor next to my dresser. And I don’t know about you, but it stresses me out to walk into a messy bedroom with clothes sprawled all over the place.

When I get home from work and head to our bedroom to change out of my work clothes, my mood instantly changes to reflect the state of our room. If the bed is messy and the floor is littered with odd socks and shirts, I immediately feel more stressed and moody. But if I walk into a room with a neatly made bed and a clean floor, I feel myself start to relax. Our environment affects our mood greatly, and keeping things organized can definitely help keep the stress at bay.

So when we set out to complete our bedroom makeover, I knew I needed a solution to organize my bedroom that would keep our clothing off the floor.

I was so sick of having clothing piled up all over our bedroom floor. This organizing tip helped me organize my bedroom once and for all.

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The organizing solution: hooks!

During our bedroom makeover, I set out to redecorate and organize my bedroom. One way I did this was by adding a row of sturdy hooks to the back of our bedroom door, and another row of hooks to the inside of a closet door.

I was so sick of having clothing piled up all over our bedroom floor. This organizing tip helped me organize my bedroom once and for all.

My husband and I are each assigned a set of hooks, and this system works marvelously for keeping our clothing off the floor. It sounds crazy to think I’m too lazy to hang something back up on a hanger or fold it neatly into a drawer all the time, but it’s true! It’s so tempting to throw things in a pile on the floor and let it mound up. Hooks are a way to avoid this.

It takes about the same amount of effort to hang something on a hook as it does to toss it on the floor. So I try my best to contain my things to the row of hooks on the back of our bedroom door.

I was so sick of having clothing piled up all over our bedroom floor. This organizing tip helped me organize my bedroom once and for all.

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Selecting Hooks

I chose these hooks from D.Lawless Hardware to organize my bedroom because they are not only stylish but also super functional. They are large, quality hooks with two prongs, which gives me lots of room to hang things on the back of our bedroom and closet doors.

All this talk about hooks got me thinking of other places I could use some, so I rounded up some of my favorite options. There are about a gazillion different hook options out there – which do you like?

I was so sick of having clothing piled up all over our bedroom floor. This organizing tip helped me organize my bedroom once and for all.

1 :: Wooden Numbered Hooks

2 :: Silver Double Hook

3 :: Clear Over-The-Door Hooks

4 :: Command Medium White Hooks

5 :: Command Brushed Nickel Large Hook

6 :: White Hook Rail

7 :: Stainless Steel Over-The-Door Hooks

8 :: Shabby Country Label Wall Hooks

9 :: Over-The-Door 11 Hook Organizer Rack

10 :: Wooden Hook Rail With Labels

11 :: Two Prong Coat Hook

12 :: His & Hers Wall Hook Pair

13 :: Stainless Steel Self Adhesive Wall Hooks

Simple hooks are certainly not a revolutionary organizing tool, but they are definitely effective! My challenge to you is to pinpoint a place in your house that could benefit from a few new hooks. Maybe, like me, you need a solution for keeping clothing off your bedroom floor. Or maybe your kitchen or office could use a place to hang things that you use frequently.

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I was not compensated for this post, but D. Lawless Hardware provided free product to help me organize my bedroom. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. For more information, see my disclosures here.

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  1. I’m so glad to know I’m not alone wen it comes to piling clothes on the floor or in my case on a beautiful chest that I cannot enjoy because it’s constantly covered! My husband is really good at putting his stuff away. I tend to be an “out of sight, out of mind” person. I tried putting hooks on the back of the door, but I find that I forget about them because they are out of sight! My closet won’t work well with that as my closet is like a cave and I have to go through the bathroom to get to the closet. Would it look bad to put hooks on my bedroom wall just above the chest? I’m thinking it may not be the best, but it’s got to be better than piled on the chest, right?

    1. There are so many beautiful hooks out there, that they can look pretty out in the open, too! I say put them wherever you think you’ll actually use them, because that’s the whole point! You could get some decorative hooks and hang above your chest or look for a row of hooks on a nice board that you could hang up on the wall somewhere where you’ll see it easily. Thanks for visiting, Nancy!

  2. My husband is the king of taking off his pants and wherever they fall that’s where they stay, ugh! Our daughter is the princess of this. I have ocd and I would love to stay in my family home and not have to resort to getting my own place.

    1. Hey Danielle, it’s tough when your family isn’t always as neat as you! I can totally relate! Fingers crossed that giving them some extra hooks may make it easier for them to keep clothes off the floor. Good luck!

  3. I may consider doing this in my bedroom. My fiance and I always leave clothes all over the place we want to research and some smartly strategically place hooks would definitely help. Thank you for this great idea.

    1. Hi Kristy, I’m so glad you think adding hooks will help! Sometimes all it takes is a couple small things to make a huge difference. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  4. This is such a great idea! We have the same problem… where do you put the clothes that aren’t clean but aren’t dirty? Hooks are such a great solution! Much better than clothes all over the floor and bed!

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