Feb 17, 2021

Let’s talk Shoe Storage

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Today’s topic is one near and dear to my heart…shoe storage.
In my humble opinion…you can never have enough shoes or for that matter ways to display your perfect pairs of pumps. Full disclosure.. I’m am a major shoe addict and I have a feeling I have allot of company.

Shoe storage is key when it comes to organizing one’s closet. If you’re a shoe hoarder-there is absolutely no need to be ashamed because when all is said and done I’m a firm believer that when it comes to shoes –you don’t have a shoe problem you have a storage problem. Tee He. There are oodles of  shoe storage solutions for your closet  if you happen to be short on space, I’ve highlighted  a few fabulous solutions to get you organized and free up some space for….more shoes.

 

Positioning is everything…Easy to find and view heel height when you display in this simple way.

“Raise the bar”-Install bars on the back of your closet doors or purchase already assembled hanging bars over the closet door.

A Picture is worth a 1000 words * Photograph your shoes and post on front of storage box to find in a moments notice.

Soerreo Shoe Storage Slots (Amazon) 10 pieces for $16.39

Bed Bath & Beyond Madison Park Sasha Round Ottoman $102.99 (additional colors available)

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Feb 8, 2021

Monday Closet Inspiration…

Posted By: Terri

Nothing puts a spring in my step like a beautifully organized and styled closet…

Style your closet shelving with shoes and handbags and anything that makes you feel special…. (aka beautiful bottles, trays, jewelry, books..etc.)

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Jan 7, 2021

Closet Organization 101…Let’s get started

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

As the New Year begins, many of us will experience a sudden urge to clean out clutter. (Sound familiar?) Many of us adopt a mindset of “out with the old and in with the new” and we’re all ready for a fresh start!  It’s time to dig deep into your closet and starting the process of  (dah dah dah)DECLUTTERING. I know that doesn’t sound like FUN, but it can be if you keep your eye on the prize on how happy you will be with a well organized space.

To help you get started, I am reposting an article I authored a few months ago to help motivate you and guide you along in the process. In addition I’ve posted my THREE  favorite  items to help you get your closet get in tip top shape.

Originally posted on November 17, 2020

A well organized closet not only brings you calm and clarity, but quite frankly  YOUR CLOSET  should be  a respite where you can stand back and delight in all the items that make you feel good about yourself. If your closet doesn’t do all these things then… ..perhaps we need a mini redo to get you to feel better about your closet space.  Here are a few of my top 5 tips to get you started…

First and foremost only keep items in your closet that make you feel FABULOUS. Anything that doesn’t fit, is ripped, torn or stained has got to go in addition to any items that you just don’t wear. You’ll thank me when you discard these items and make room for new items that add a dose of happy to your wardrobe.

Every closet is easier to navigate when items are hung light to dark within each category. Nuff said.

Divide and Conquer Closet drawers become a mecca of calm when your items are folded neatly and have dividers or separate compartments.

Short on space -Roll your items for additional  storage.

Shoe LOVE-Shoes are easy to navigate by style and heel height when positioned front to back next to each other.

Sweater Storage: It’s always better to fold a sweater BUT if you just don’t have the closet space they can be folded OVER a felt covered hanger so they don’t stretch out. (see below)

 

My top three essentials to keep your closet organized:

# 1 

Velvet covered hangers are  the KEY to happiness. I highly recommend using all one type of hanger for closet solidarity. My number one  preference for a neat and tidy closet -would be velvet covered hangers. You can also use wood or plastic but to insure that items don’t stretch velvet covered is best.

#2

Acrylic  Shelf Dividers are a huge help in keeping purses, sweaters and jeans in order.

*I’ve attached a link to the image below -Amazon has a wide selection at various price points to choose from. 

Click on image for a wide selection of Shelf Dividers on Amazon

 

#3

If you’re short on space for shoe storage might I HIGHLY suggest taking a photo of each pair of shoes and posting them on the front of your shoe box or step up your storage game and put your pumps into clear shoe boxes. You’ll thank me in the morning when you’re looking for that perfect pair and don’t have to open numerous boxes to find what you’re looking for….

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Nov 17, 2020

Tuesday Tip(s)..Closet Organization

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

I have always been a firm believer that a well organized closet not only brings you calm and clarity, but quite frankly  YOUR CLOSET  should be  a respite where you can stand back and delight in all the items that make you feel good about yourself. If your closet doesn’t do all these things then… ..perhaps we need a mini redo to get you to feel better about your closet space.  Here are a few of my top 5 tips to get you started…

First and foremost only keep items in your closet that make you feel FABULOUS. Anything that doesn’t fit, is ripped, torn or stained has got to go in addition to any items that you just don’t wear. You’ll thank me when you discard these items and make room for new items that add a dose of happy to your wardrobe.

Every closet is easier to navigate when items are hung light to dark within each category. Nuff said.

Divide and Conquer Closet drawers become a mecca of calm when your items are folded neatly and have dividers or separate compartments.

Short on space -Roll your items for additional  storage.

Shoe LOVE-Shoes are easy to navigate by style and heel height when positioned front to back next to each other.

Sweater Storage: It’s always better to fold a sweater BUT if you just don’t have the closet space they can be folded OVER a felt covered hanger so they don’t stretch out. (see below)

Hangers are  the KEY to happiness. I highly recommend using all one type of hanger for closet solidarity. My number one  preference for a neat and tidy closet -would be felt covered hangers. You can also use wood or plastic but to insure that items don’t stretch felt covered is best.

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Oct 15, 2020

Let me Hook you UP!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

One of the best  items to have in your home is an S hook. Simple as it may seem, this one item can offer you a bevy of ways to keep organized around your home from closets to your kitchen and more. Here are a few ideas on how you can use this hook and a link to Etsy for a number of S hook options to choose from.  Consider yourself “organized” now that you’re hooked UP!

S hook for holding your pots & pans.

The S Hook *Click on Image to be directed to Etsy resources.

 

 

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Sep 30, 2020

Let their be… (Closet) Lighting

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

No matter how big or small your closet it-the one item that everyone must have in this space is proper lighting-so we can  see everything in our closet. If you’re anything like me you love a little  or big moment of bling and what better way to add some sparkle to your closet space then by installing a beauuutiful light fixture. Here are a few examples that I hope will inspire you.

Monique Lhuillier’s Closet

 

Image Courtesy of Veranda

 

Rachell Parcell Closet

 

Here are four that won’t break the bank…

Dalia Chrystal Chandelier from Overstock.com $189.99

Elva Chrome Crystal Pendant light $399.99 @Lamps Plus

Francesce Wood Bead Chandelier @ Pottery Barn SALE $559.00

Nelly Light Sputnick Sphere Chandelier @Wayfair $255.86

 

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Feb 25, 2020

Tuesday’s Tip

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Time for a little closet Q & A

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Nov 6, 2019

Storage Solutions for Jewelry Overflow

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

How does that saying go???

Those who have glass boxes ….MUST have allot of jewelry to store! Well, that’s not exactly the saying but it serves our purposes today because we are talking about one of the number one storage problems a girl can have..tadadada…Jewelry overflow!

We  all  LOVE our jewelry because let’s be frank.. a girl can never -ever have too much SPARKLE in her life. That being said, storage of these intricate items can sometimes be hard to navigate without a few tangled items  and we  don’t need that happening – EVER..

Soooo what’s a Glamour Girl to do?

How about storing “jewelry overflow” in an assortment of decorative and beautiful glass boxes.  It’s the perfect solution for displaying jewelry and extra space  for storing your favorite items. The glass shadow boxes shown below are affordable and oh so pretty! Display them  anywhere in your home and let them do double duty as storage and  decor.

*Click on Image to go directly to site

Antiques Glass Boxes @ Pottery Barn

Nova68.com Louve Glass Jewelry Display Cases

Beautiful Clear Glass Boxes @Nova68.com ($50-85.00)

 

Glass Shadow Boxes (@West Elm $29-89)

West Elm.com

Antique Glass Boxes @ Pottery Barn

 

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Oct 11, 2019

Closet Close UP(s)

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

The weekend is just about here. In case you’re in need  of a little nudge to get things more organized in your closet, I offer today’s post on Closet Close Ups.  At the very least, I hope these images inspire you to get everything  laying on  your closet floor-picked up and  back onto hangers and into their proper places.Sprucing up a space(especially your closet) is not only cleansing to your space and your well being but it’s like a mini detox without the hunger pains).

Have a great weekend….go forth and Cleanse  your Closet!


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Aug 9, 2019

Good Grief

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

The term “Good Grief “has been ringing in my ears as of late. I must confess that I have been MIA for the past 2 weeks due to my Mother’s sudden passing on August 1, We celebrated her life on August 6, in a beautiful service and buried her next to my father, who died a mere nine months to the day of her funeral.

Sadly, I have taken residence in grief for quite some time now. I don’t say this for sympathy but merely as a way of letting you know where my mind has been planted. In the past few months I have experienced the loss of my marriage, the sale of my marital home, the end of our lengthy 5 year divorce and the passing of both my father and mother. That is allot of loss for one to encounter and at the end of it all I find myself ensconced in grief.

So, I ask: What is”good” about grief?

As I arranged for my Mother’s burial, grief as they say… got the best of me. Somehow I channeled my inner “productivity gene.” I got busy, very busy. It was my way of coping with all that had happened and I guess one would say that is good.

My grief escorted me inside my sister in laws closet for 9 hours straight, where I organized, alphabetized, colorized and arranged her beautiful wardrobe.

Grief also lead me into her kitchen where I baked at all hours of the day and night. I baked flourless chocolate cakes, banana breads and numeorus batches of biscotti for the funeral. Biscotti, was my mother’s favorite cookie-did I mention she was 100% Italian. I would mail her boxes every two weeks via priority mail. It seemed only fitting that it be supplied at her final farewell.

Grief made me into someone I didn’t even recognize. I abandoned my usual work out regime and healthy eating for eating bits of anything laying around on a hospital cart (read into that cookies and coffee-which I usually avoid) and found me drinking wine (Coppola Claret by the glass with my brother),most likely to numb my brain from taking in all that had happened. I’m a light drinker- one glass of vino will suffice, but I had to finally ask myself: “Who is this person??? Drinking wine, eating baked goods made with white flour and not working out for days on end. My grief was draining,exhausting, relentless and yet somehow a real calorie burner. I lost 7 pounds and didn’t sleep for days. Grief made me focus on what I could do at this very moment to cope.

Good grief.

As far as I can tell, the only thing “good” about grief- is channeling it into some sort of positive and productive task that your brain can wrap it’s head around at that very moment. I was grateful to have such a beautiful space as my my sister in laws closet that provided a respite of CALM and allowed me to grieve silently.

At the end of the day. I found what I’ve always believed to still ring true:

“An organized closet brings a sense of calm”.

Here are a few tips to bring some calm into your closet (although I pray that grief isn’t the motivating factor for organizing your closet):

Let’s get started with a few simple,easy and “oh-so- doable rules:

  1. Start by grouping like items together (jeans/coats/handbags etc)
  2. Work in sections: Start where ever you like- but start in a category and fold or hang everything from light to dark within each category until it’s complete.
  3. Move from category to category and keep rearranging until everything fits. You can double hang (meaning putting more than one pair or one piece on a hanger) jeans, pants, skirts, scarves, shawls and camisoles. You can even double hang sweaters but not by their shoulders -fold and lay over hanger.
  4. If you need a break-take it…BUT do come back to finish-because I promise you that once everything has a place it will bring you a great sense of calm… Half the reason we don’t wear what we own is because we can’t see it.
Totes(folded) coats and Winter wear.

P.S. Just to be clear.. my sister in law is a major Wonder Woman and the rest of her home is beautifully appointed but like most women she leaves her personal space as “last on her list” because she’s taking care of everyone else 24/7,running a successful business, being a fabulous wife and mother and helping with every detail for our family and the impending funeral. I adore her! Thank you Anna.

The girl has some major jewelry mojo. Gorgeous Vintage pieces abound.
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