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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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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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 terri@territurco.com 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

And….AFTER

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Jul 23, 2018

Drawer Detail….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

I was helping a friend organize her wardrobe today and after we finished the closet portion of the style reboot we went into the “dreaded drawers.” She alerted me ahead of time that they were an absolute disaster-translation “a mess” BUT that has never stopped me from going in and getting things in proper order. I love a challenge and in most cases all you need do is follow a few simple steps and your drawers can be delightfully organized and detailed in no time.

Here are a few quick tips to getting your drawer detail done pronto:

  1. Start by taking EVERYTHING out of your drawers-yes..I do mean everything.
  2. Once everything is out of the drawers- start sorting what you do and  don’t wear. *Rule of thumb- if the item doesn’t look good, doesn’t fit, is damaged or you’ve never worn it( tell tale tags still hanging) -it’s time to discard,donate or give to someone that you know might use it.
  3. Next -fold items neatly into categories: Jeans, Shorts, workout wear,tee shirts, sweaters ,scarves-(I think you get the picture) etc.
  4. Now that all items are folded and into categories, place back into your  drawers with items you use most toward the top of your dresser.

Image Courtesy of Instagram Raysanicaci

Image courtesy of The Glamorous Closet

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Jul 27, 2017

Shoe(s) in Full View….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

Line um UP!

Nothing but nothing makes getting dressed easier than lining up your shoes in a pretty row and seeing first hand all you have to choose from. If you lack storage options and don’t have an ample closet to display your pretty pairs properly then might I suggest organizing your shoes in clear boxes and posting a photo in the front for full view.

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Image Courtesy of Marcus Design: (madebygirl)

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Shoe Box & Picture Posting

 

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Jun 13, 2017

Summer Shoe Shuffle

Posted By: Terri
Category: Closet Organization

Put those pumps away!!!!

It’s time for the Summer Shoe Shuffle.

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Summer is just days away so NOW is the perfect time to shuffle your shoe closet bringing sandals front and center

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Mar 2, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashion tips

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March. The final hurrah of Winter and entrance into all things SPRING! Right about now you’re probably reassessing that notion of your New Year’s resolution to unclutter and thinking ahead to Spring cleaning. I know for many the thought of cleaning out anything can be overwhelming especially when it comes to our closets. We become so attached to everything we own and in particular our clothing because we associate a memory with what we were wearing. I am guilty as charged right along with you on all counts and can feel your pain when it comes to parting with a piece of attire that has special significance. I’m not about to give you some major tough love-if you absolutely have to keep that pair of jeans that no longer fit and haven’t for the last (ohhh say 20 years-we’re good) but more times than not we hold on to waaaaaay to much and our closet is more clutter than clothing. Bearing all that in mind I’m going to suggest taking some BABY STEPS on the task of a much needed Spring “closet” cleaning. Let’s start small with your lingerie drawers. This should be easy peasy and a great jump start to getting the rest of the process done.

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Line up your bras light to dark.

Bras: Line up light to dark and for the love of God get rid of any bra that no longer fits, is showing wear and tear or has lost it’s shape. If your bra looks saggy so will you. No can do!

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Tuck bra straps underneath bra to bring a more uniform look to your drawer.

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Drawer Dividers at Bed Bath and Beyond-Just click on pic to go to item.

 Underwear, socks, scarves and bras (without padding) can be folded neatly (again light to dark)Love these  drawer dividers you can purchase at numerous stores like Bed Bath and Beyond, the Container Store  or Target.(Click on the picture above I found the best priced  drawer dividers at Bed Bath and Beyond $15.99 (+)  20% off coupon via their site.

Remember think Baby Steps-Together we will get your spring closet clean up under control and if you still feel overwhelmed stop by the Glamorous Closet Facebook page for discounts on my Closet Organization Services for March.

 https://www.facebook.com/The-Glamorous-Closet-141963845917063/

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Jun 29, 2016

Closet Envy

Posted By: Terri
Category: Glamorous Decor

When it comes to closets Lisa Vanderpump (Housewives of Beverly Hills)  has one that doesn’t disappoint. Organized and stylized with every possible piece of luxury it instills MAJOR CLOSET ENVY! Enjoy the view because it’s really quite fabulous. P.S> The last picture posted at the bottom I believe is her husband’s Ken’s closet….

All Images Courtesy of Bravotvcom

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Lisa Vanderpump in her gorgeous closet.

Lisa Vanderpumps closet

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