Posts in category "clothing management"

The Big Flip- Getting Your Closet Ready For Spring

As I cooked dinner last night, I could hear my neighbor making trips up and down to the basement. She was doing her spring closet flip and storing the off season items in her basement storage. I think like the rest of us, she is hoping spring will be here  for good and the weather... Read more »

Breaking Up ( With Clothes) Is Hard To Do

They say that we wear 20% of our wardrobe 80% of the time. I find this is true for most people, myself included. My “uniform” includes black t-shirts/cargo pants for work and layering pieces for casual wear. Last week I “broke” up with my favorite green jacket. It was at least 10 years old, and... Read more »

A Guideline For Purging Your Clothes

This one is always tough. Whether is the guilt of unworn clothing or things that don’t fit, purging your closet can be a big challenge. A stylist once told me that everything in your closet should be your cut, color, and size. It also should be your “A” game. Everything in your closet should be... Read more »

The Work Uniform - Do You Have One

If you read the Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune last week, you would have seen the article on “work uniforms.” Studies suggest that by wearing the same thing everyday, you can conserve brainpower, and not have decision fatigue. Oh how I loved this article. I remember when I first graduated college, getting up early... Read more »

Simple Tips To Organize Your Clothing Closet

A very wise stylist once gave me the best piece of advice for clothing management. She told me that everything in your closet should be your cut, color and your size. This makes getting dressed a lot easier. You don’t have to shuffle through clothes that don’t fit or don’t look good on you. It... Read more »

When Its Time To Let Go Of Your Hoochie Mama Clothes

When I was purging my closet for winter, I realized it was time to purge the rest of my “Hoochie Mama Clothes”. I have never been big into the club scene but like any other women I have some clothes that could pass for a not so proper lady. Come on ladies, admit it, you... Read more »

National Simplify Your Life Week 2014- Clothing Management Made Easy

In the continuing spirit of Simplify Your Life Week, I wanted to chat a little about clothing management. Yup, that is what we call it in the organizing world. I find that paper and clothing management are two of the hardest projects for people to tackle. So lets talk about that closet. In my opinion,... Read more »

Building Out Your Space- Is It Worth It?

Three years ago I fell in love with a great vintage condo, then I opened the master closet door. I could not speak. It was shelved like a pantry with one hanging bar! This was not going to cut it for me. The shelves were too large and any pile would topple. Who wants to... Read more »

Flipping The Closet- Why I Don't Do It

Every year, I spend a lot of time helping people flip their closets seasonally. Is nessessary? In some cases, yes, in others no! I personally don’t flip my clothing and coat closets. Why you ask? The main reason that I don’t flip my closets is because everything fits. I do flip a few shelves though.... Read more »

Multiple Closets-More Mayhem; How to Manage Your Clothes

Closets- we love them, hate them, spend a lot of money to make them work for our wardrobe. Some of us even have more than one closet. Does having more than one closet make us more organized? Sometimes the answer is no! The key to closet/clothing management is to define your space. That is right.... Read more »