Monday, August 28, 2017

Closet Organizing Tip: Velvet Hangers

FIRST & FOREMOST: VELVET HANGERS


Hey Dolls, 

A lot of people tell me "I don't even know where to begin with my closet". Purging and editing your wardrobe is great (and is the very minimum you should do) but sometimes it feels like there are still too many amazing clothes to fit in the space.  One of the easiest updates to your closet, that will make a HUGE difference right off the bat, is switching out all of your plastic, wire and wood hangers, to velvet, space-saving ones. The wire hangers can/should be pitched, whereas the plastic ones can be donated. Wood hangers look quite lovely, however they just aren't practical! They take up a TON of space, and many items will slip right off.  I suggest saving them to use in guest rooms or hall closets. 

  



Just look at the difference! These pictures were taken after the editing part of the client's session, so these were the clothes that she wanted to keep. Thus, there is no difference in the amount of clothes hanging; they just have more room and are now more uniform. 
Aside from being pretty, and adding a bit of elegance to the closet, the velvet material also prevent items from slipping off. This, in and of itself should be enough to convince you to make the switch!

Here are some pics of a closet edit session, where velvet hangers weren't used. The closet is more clean and organized, but it is lacking the same feel and appearance. 




BONUS: they aren't that expensive! Costco has black velvet hangers (my color go-to for clients) at $9.99 for 35 hangers! Not bad, and much less expensive than Target ($29.99 for 40)...although Target does have different color options. Amazon is around $22 for 50. Bed Bath & Beyond even carries velvet baby/child hangers!
Other places may sell them, but be careful; not all velvet hangers are created equal! You may find these hangers at places like Marshalls and Home Goods, but they often aren't of the same quality and may break easily. 





Well, there you have it. A quick and easy way to update your closet's appearance, while creating more space in the process. 

Need some organizing help? Schedule your free consultation! Every organization/styling package comes with FREE velvet hangers. :)

XOXO

Kit Kat



Monday, August 21, 2017

CLOSET HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH: August

CLOSET TRANSFORMATION OF THE MONTH


Hey Dolls,

It's that time again; when I get to show you a recent fabulous closet transformation. I just love going into someone's closet and making it more functional, organized and aesthetically appealing than it was when I got there. 

When I first walked in, it didn't appear to be too terribly overcrowded with items. It did however, have one immediately noticeable red flag: a lack of non-slip velvet hangers. I can't stress this enough. These are ESSENTIAL to maximizing your space, while creating a uniform look. Easy to implement and relatively inexpensive.

BEFORE:









This client told me that she already had a lot of no-slip hangers spread among many different closets in the home. So I asked her to gather them up, and bring them to the closet.  She did, and we used each and every one, but as you can see there are still many items on white plastic hangers. I suggested she invest in more of them after I leave, to further polish the final look.
After an edit of her inventory (getting rid of items that are no longer in style, rarely worn, or don't fit) I decided to tackle the section of the closet that you first notice when entering: SHOES. They just needed a little rearranging and color/season coordinating, and they now continue across the top sides, to better showcase her collection (rather than being stuffed out of site on shelves below her clothes).
Next was organizing each section of the closet by style. Long sleeves together, short sleeves together, skirts together, and so on. Then each section was organized further by color. 
This was a short two hour session, and I didn't get to work on everything I would have like to, but the results are still visible. 

Here are the before and after pics. On the second view, you can see the purse section in the before pic, but we didn't have time to get to that this time, so I left it out of the after. I was able to utilize all sections of the closet, some of which were empty when I started, to maximize organization and minimize clutter/cramming.

View 1:





View 2:





Like what you see? Maybe it's time for your CrayChicStyle closet session?

Until next time!

XOXO
Kit Kat