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 $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 Louve Glass Jewelry Display Cases

Beautiful Clear Glass Boxes ($50-85.00)


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


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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May 14, 2019

Closet Bling

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Ahhhhhh-Tuesday. The perfect day to give you a Tuesday Tip.. If you’re looking to but a little pizzazz into your life or your closet for that matter, might I suggest adding a few hangers with some major bling attached. Blush Bridal is the perfect resource when it comes to the required hanger bling and they are affordable and well made. Sparkle is NEVER a bad thing, especially if you want to showcase a certain item in your closet or items but might I suggest not doing your whole closet in sparkle hangers because let’s face it you’ve got to keep the shine quota down so you can actually see what’s hanging. Te he!

Click on any of the images provided below and go directly to the site to peruse and possibly purchase a little bling for your closet things. Happy Tuesday. .

All Images and Sequin hangers Available at Blush Bridal (Click on Images)
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Mar 6, 2019

40 day Closet Challenge

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

40 Days …40 items

Join me in a Spiritual “Closet Cleanse” Challenge

March 6, 2019 marks the first day of Lent. I invite you to join me in a “Spiritual Closet Cleanse Challenge” and remove one item  from your closet for the next 40 days  that you no longer wear/need or lacks bringing you  JOY (thanks Marie Kondo) and put it into a trash bag. At the end of the 40 days, share aka (donate) your bag of 40 items to someone who can use them.

(Suggested organizations: Dress for Success/Discovery Shops)

Even if you don’t observe Lent consider participating and taking those first steps in cleaning out your closet and at the same time help others in need 

Your basic Win-Win!

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Jan 23, 2019

Closet Nirvana

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Closet Nirvana-A term I use to describe a closet that is neatly arranged and organized.  Closet Nirvana allows you to view every item and choose with ease resulting in a pleasurable and enjoyable experience in getting dressed at anytime of the day or night. No more: “ I have a closet full of clothes and NOTHING to wear.”

As a Stylist, I have worked with many a client reorganizing their spaces so they can get dressed without the stress and actually see what they own. I’m a big believer in the mantra: “If you don’t see it…You won’t wear it. How true. I can’t count the number of times I’ve worked with a client and they had no idea they even owned half of what was in their closet. I’m not making a judgment it’s just an observation.

The good news for you is that I’m always here to help. I’ll be posting a new feature on my blog for the next few weeks on tips to organize your closet with questions to ask yourself in aiding you to keep, repair or toss.

In the meantime follow me on Facebook at my Go to Glamour Girl and The Glamorous Closet  home pages. If you live in the LA  or surrounding areas instant message me or email to set up a free phone consultation and discuss appointments times.

Wishing you a wonderful day and Closet Nirvana in your future.

Client Closet BEFORE


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