Category: clothing management

Shopping Diets- The New Fad

While the world has gone crazy with purging and keeping only what “sparks joy”- another new trend has emerged. Women all over the place are going on shopping diets. Its all the rage. Several of my clients have jumped on the bandwagon stating that they won’t be buying new clothes for a year. I am... Read more »

Purging Clothes- Why Its So Hard

And the last weekend of summer in Chicago was one thunderstorm after another. Two of the fun activities I had planned got rained out. So what does an organizer do? I purged my closet. Purging ones closet is always a challenging task. No one wants to admit that their weight or style has changed. There... Read more »

Utilizing The Guest Room Closet

In a perfect situation, we would all have a guest room and a closet that guests can use. This closet would contain a suitcase rack, some hangers, and extra linens for the guests.  While this is a nice pipe dream, many of us need to use our guest room closet for extra storage. With that... Read more »
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Tips To Help You Avoid Buying Mistakes

I love the color Kelly green. Always have, always will. The color looks great with my dark hair and light skin. Apparently the rest of America does’t feel the same way. Kelly green isn’t one of the prime colors that you see in clothing on a regular basis. When I see something in that color,... Read more »

How To Create Space In Your Closet

One  of the top things on my wish list when I bought my condo was a nice master closet. I ended up with a decent space but had to have it built out to meet my storage needs. In the end, it worked out perfectly. I am able to keep all my clothes together, with... Read more »

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 »
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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 »
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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 »