Monday, January 15, 2018

Closet Organizing Tip: Delicates

Give them their own space!

It is easy to select a drawer, and just throw your bras and underwear, and socks in, creating a piled mess. Most people do! Yet, it just makes it that much harder when you want to find that certain one.

Enter the honeycomb and cloth dividers. These items are very inexpensive, yet do wonders for organizing. The honeycomb can be used for bras, socks or belts, to separate them neatly. I even put two pairs of underwear into each one, separated by color. This structured drawer also alerts you to when you're getting low on clean items (or favorites) and that it may be time for a load of laundry. You can also do this using cardboard, if you want to be extra budget conscious.

In the bra department, there are a few options I've used/seen.
The "Boobie Trap" bra organizer from the Container Store is a little pricier than others, but holds the shape of each bra perfectly, and is barely visible. The downside it is only fits bras up to a D cup, so it won't work for everyone. 

My go-to is cloth storage boxes, like these. You can stack your bras next to each other, and there are slots to help keep them upright and in the correct place, even after removing one. Your drawer will soon look like the ones at Victoria's Secret! Visually appealing and functional.

Tip: Never fold your bras with contoured cups when storing them.  Over time, they will become permanently rippled and it will ruin the integrity of the cups. 

If you don't want to spend money, you can just position them side by side in the same way, without using an organizer. You'll still be able to see all of them, and it will definitely make the drawer much more organized. (You may have to re-stack them slightly when you take one from the middle).

Happy organizing!


Kit Kat

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Closet Highlight Of The Month - December

December Closet Highlight

Ok, Dolls. This closet is every woman's dream! Double sided, double chandeliers, and a high-end bag collection that we'd all kill for. Oh, I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on this one.

Just because a closet is large and has ample space for clothing, doesn't make it exempt from under-serving it's owner. In fact, larger closets are much more likely to have items that are just "space-fillers".  Meaning, items that are not liked and are never worn, but remain there because over crowding isn't as much of an issue. This massive closet was no exception. 

After a thorough examination of each and every item, we ended up with 6 Goodwill bags, and 2 large bags headed for consignment stores. 

This client seemed a little nervous before the re-organization and re-structuring process started, because the different sections looked very bare from all of the discarded items. However, once I was done moving items around and making it more functional, she realized just how many items still remained.

This was one of the first closets I've worked on, where most of the existing hangers were already velvet. (WOO HOO!) 
However, they were multiple colors, which isn't ideal.  Instead of suggesting she buy new hangers that match, I color coordinated the hangers within each section, creating a uniform appearance.

I was excited to receive a phone call from this client, a few days later...

"I loved getting dressed now! It is MUCH easier than it's ever been, because the items to choose from are all things that I like to wear. I also made a couple hundred dollars selling items to consignment stores!"

It was so nice to hear that she was excited about her existing clothes again. She too had recently "cleaned out" her closet, but couldn't believe how much "junk" was still there when we were going through it with such detail.  Also, she even made money off of the items that were literally just taking up space in her closet. She wasn't going to wear them, but someone else will, and now she can use that money for new items! Win-win.

Ready for your personalized session yet? 


Kit Kat

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Closet Highlight Of The Month - November


What an adorable space this was! The client already had aesthetically appealing storage items to help maximize the space she was working with, she just needed help editing down her inventory. She mentioned that she had previously "gone through" her items, and had gotten rid of many things. Nonetheless, I suggested we go through everything again, with a fine-toothed comb.

During my meticulous cleanout/purge phase, people are often amazed at how many items were in their closets, that they didn't even realize were there. Some of the "found" items are nice surprises, but many are unwanted space takers, and are instant tosses; as was the case with this one. She ended up getting rid of FIVE large garbage bags of clothing!
The remaining items were then organized by category and color, and the old hangers were swapped out for the uniform black velvet ones. 

Despite getting rid of a TON of items, there are plenty remaining, and they are all ones that she will be happy to wear going forward. I think her review says it all:

"I've "cleaned out" the clothes in my closet before but I didn't even realize what an overhaul I needed until she showed up! Top to bottom, she helped me clear out anything that wasn't serving me. Then she organized it all into perfectly color coordinated sections. You wouldn't believe all the work it took to get my closet in order and I would have never done it without her! I feel so free!!!"

I'm so glad I could help her with this adorable space. 
On to the next closet! Maybe it will be yours?


Kit Kat