sweater organization

September 27, 2013

Knitting so many sweaters a year, I need to have a practical way of storing them and having them at my fingertips when I'm in a hurry and want to find a certain one quickly.  In years past I piled them in a teetering mess in this armoire and was never able to find a thing.  Five years ago I brought a dozen clear plastic boxes and stacked them in the armoire.  That kept everything neat, but was clumsy.  Taking out boxes and searching for the sweater took more time than I wanted to spend.  Yesterday I found these inexpensive shelf dividers at the Container Store and bought 5 sets, more than enough to handle all my winter sweaters.  I couldn't wait to get home and straighten everything up.  While I was organizing I finished my two weeks long epic sweater migration by washing my summer sweaters and storing them away for winter, then refilling the armoire with my winter sweaters.  I think this, finally, is the answer to my sweater organization!  I love organizing, so satisfying.  I think I will purchase a few more sets and use them for my boots.

And yes, all those sweaters are hand knit by me, and is really just a fraction of them!  The exception is the black and red Dale of Norway fair isle.  Shopping links are at the bottom of this post.

Neat and tidy and everything in sight and at my fingertips.

These are the taller dividers.  They clamp onto the shelf and are very sturdy.

At $9 for a set of two I think they are a bargain.

Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you next week
with a new sweater in Rowan Angora Haze,
a party, a book review and
a few new accessories.

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  1. I love your sweater storage Kristen! Although I thought the boxes were great, this is even better...you can run your fingers down the pile of sweaters when you are choosing one, nope, this one....maybe this one :)

    1. Yes, I think this is the answer; sweaters are hidden no more!

  2. Love this organization idea. The sweats look so beautiful stacked like that... you must be so proud! Beautiful work.

  3. This is a WONDERFUL solution! Thanks for sharing.
    And your orange Rowan Felted Tweed Tea Leaves cardigan is still one of my favourites! (top sweater in last photo).

  4. I agree, this is a wonderful solution! Markie

  5. Very clever! I'm jealous at how organized your sweaters look! Mine are scattered throughout the house in plastic bins, dresser drawers and closet shelves. A travesty!

  6. Thanks for the idea and the photos. I'm going to try that in my closet.

  7. Your sweater collection is inspiring and I love organization too! Thanks so much for the tip. I'm adding those dividers to my list of things to buy.


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