Closet Inventory

Saturday, August 13, 2011

What I'm working with:
my closet and drawer area back home...(coming soon: closet area in my sorority house)

Like many people, my closet and drawers are filled with plenty of clothes that never seem to see the light of day. A lot of the time, my closet feels overwhelming and basically like it is on caffeine (hence the blog name?). However, I am doing my best to make the most out of everything I own—and avoid buying new things I don't need—by organizing my closet in a particularly unusual way.

Due to my limited amount of actual closet space, I have been forced to fold a lot of my clothes. As most of you probably know...once an item of clothing goes into the drawer, it seems to never come out. I've had shirts that found their way to the bottom of my drawer that I literally forgot I owned for over a year.

After a while, I became tired of wearing the same things over and over again simply because I was too lazy to fish through my drawers and style some of my older pieces.


I decided to create an online closet inventory!

Because my Macbook and I are literally attached at the hip (or wrist?) I decided making picture files of everything I own would help me easily flip through my clothing items on my computer and re-discover some gems that had been hiding in the depths of my tacky plastic storage units.

1. First, I took pictures of all the clothes I own (which only took up about 2 hours) and then uploaded them onto my iPhoto (the mac equivalent to any photo program).

2. Next, I divided up the pictures into basic categories: nice tops, casual tanks, short-sleeves, long-sleeves, skirts, pants, etc. However, I created these albums using MobileMe which is a program that allows your photos, contacts, and calendars to by synced between your Macbook and iPhone.

my iPhoto: as you can see, the left toolbar shows the different clothing albums available

3. Finally, once I had created all the different categories, I uploaded these albums onto my iPhone's MobileMe Gallery so that I could access these photos on-the-go. This is especially helpful when shopping because it allows you to have your entire closet on-hand so you can easily determine whether or not a clothing item will easily fit into your wardrobe and match a good number of other pieces.

this screenshot shows the MobileMe Gallery page on my iPhone. I frequently flip through this application while shopping to weigh the pros and cons of a possible clothing purchase


  1. This is amazing! Reminds me of Clueless :)


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