Jan 11, 2011

Sorting it OUT!!!!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization


Day 2 of the Great Closet Clean-Up! We are moving to the SORTING DIVISION of all things that are Closet Worthy. This  will start with sorting items that are  folded (t-shirts…sweaters…workout wear…jeans…and move onto all items on hangers…jackets…skirts…pants…dresses… coats). Please I am begging you-if in the midst of the hanger division you come across a wire hanger-please remove ASAP from the closet confines and replace with the updated velvet or wood hanger…

At this point you are probably scratching your head with the thought of Yes….I am sorting…But into what piles?

There will be three piles:

KEEP: (self explanatory don’t you think…)

REUSE:  (Items that need repair or some type of updating i.e.-replace a button, shorten or lengthen a skirt, hem pants…etc..etc.. etc.)

RECYCLE: (A really nice way of saying “get rid of” but in the most earth friendly way possible) If the clothing is in great shape but a) is  out of style  b) out of your size range or c) you were just out of your mind when you bought it- it’s time to let go. Consider donating to a worthy women’s organization, giving it to a friend or selling it on eBay…

***After you  finish sorting through all your clothing please continue on with the process and go through your accessories,belts, purses, jewelry, scarves and lingerie…

Upon completing the items above : fold or hang  items in “like categories” from light to dark for example: fold all sweaters together and then organize light to dark. Continue with t-shirts. Workout wear etc.

Trust me this is so going to be worth it!!!! I am giving you until the weekend before we proceed to step 3…



Say it with me: “No MORE wire hangers.. “

Keep your Closet Goal in Site!

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Jan 10, 2011

A Clear Solution for Shoe Storage!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

 Did you vow to Clean out your Closet this year?

Well dear Glamour Girl I am here to help you with a step by step easy peezy process. First and foremost our goal is to have a closet that we can FIND everything and make it a snap to get dressed. When the occasion presents itself and we have to be up and out the door in a matter of minutes… the well organized closet will absolutely be your BFF for getting Glamour worthy faster than you can say “stiletto.” Since I am mindful that in most cases you will not attempt this massive overhaul in a day I thought best to start from the ground up… (we are talking footwear). Shoes, boots, sandals,high heels, kitten heels …you get the point. We have to have order when it comes to our beloved shoes… not only because they represent approximately 70% of your salary but as you know the shoe will always fit! (Doesn’t matter if you’re retaining water weight, feeling a little sluggish or struggling to get rid of the last bits of “holiday happy” you consumed) – A great pair of shoes can always make a look.

So here we are step Numero uno: Go and purchase CLEAR shoe containers. They are the number one best item to store your shoes  and they are available at  all different price points. If you want a clear shoe box for  $1.00 a piece -check out the dollar store…If you have a bit more $$$ to plop down, go to any number of container stores/ shoe emporiums or GOOGLE clear shoe box and you will have a bevy of products to peruse.

* Addendum-If you  have a  built in shoe rack(s)  omit  clear shoe box alternative unless you own so many pairs that you don’t have enough rack space and must store seasonal shoes……


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Jan 8, 2010

Closet Caper!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

A.h.h.h.h you’re Closet.  The one place in your home to store all the things that you love to wear.  Now there are some of us, that a closet isn’t “just a closet” but rather an entire wing of a house aka Mariah Carey’s “Shoe Wing.” (Pictured below- you could house a family of 5 in there but I digress)….

A closet can speak volumes about you.   Is your style trendy, conservative, boho chic?  Do you.have a penchant for purses, or a small growing addiction to 5 inch heels. Are you designer label, vintage shopper, thrift store savant or project runway hopeful?Can you find what you need at a moment’s notice or is it like weeding through the” jungle of blouses” reminiscent of a Filenes’s Basement Clearance sale.

So why am I going on and on about your closet? Well dear glamour girl it’s because it’s already the 7thday of the year and I think it is high time that we took down all the holiday décor and stored them neatly away.  While were at it why not think of CLEANING OUT “YOUR CLOSET.”

I’m just here to give you a teensy weensy little nudge to rid yourself of that skirt you haven’t worn since 1997, and perhaps reconsider holding onto that Disco blouse from the 80’s to make way for some new and wonderful items.. As an added bonus I am breaking it down for you and thought by posting these closet clips you might be inspired…

Closet Clean Up! (An Easy Step by Step Plan)

1. Sort all your clothes into 3 piles. Keep/Repair/ Recycle.

*Recycle-means “letting go” and donating these items  to charity.

2. Edit your closet! Try on everything and see if  it still looks fabulous. It sometimes helps to enlist a friend that you trust to help in giving a second opinion.

3. Get all items repaired that need to be.

4. Use all one type of hanger.  The new velour thin hangers are great.    Don’t even think of using wire hangers or I will send a tape of Joan Crawford saying: “No more wire hangers” to your voicemail. (and that won’t be pretty)…

5. Fold your sweaters, and if you’re short on room your t-shirts and workout wear….

6.  Keep all your clothes in line, going in the same direction with a small space between hangers.

7. Make sure everything in your closet is clean, pressed and ready to go -so you will be too!

***In most cases this is a weekend project… so give yourself enough time….

Carrie Bradshaw’s Closet

Paris Hilton’s Closet
Eva Longoria’s Closet (Image courtesy of InStyle)

Mariah's Shoe Closet (photo courtesy of InStyle)

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