My closet is the dreamiest place in my apartment. It’s appearance AND functionality are essential to starting my day off correctly. If everything was in a heap, I wouldn’t be able to find anything, I’d be late to work, and I would be a wrinkled mess…très tragique! To avoid this problem, we must follow these easy steps to create (and maintain!) a chic, useable closet:
- Get rid of what you don’t wear-Look at each item in your closet and be honest with yourself regarding how you feel about it. If you don’t like how it looks on you, it gives you a bad memory, or you just always find yourself choosing not to wear it, toss it in the garbage or give it away.
- Categorize-Group similar items together to create the following categories: Long sleeve Blouses, Short sleeve Blouses, Sleeveless Blouses, Long Skirts, Short Skirts, Dress Pants, Jeans, Shorts, Leggings, Long sleeve Tees, Camisoles, Dresses, Jackets, Long Cardigans, Short Cardigans, Pull-over Sweaters.
- Invest in hangers- Using proper hangers doesn’t just make your closet look pretty; it also prevents your clothing from getting damaged and it keeps your closet clean by preventing your clothing from falling off and living in a pile on the floor. To keep things spiff, you’ll need the following: Satin with NO shoulder knobs (for tops and dresses made of delicate fabric and for all jackets), Flocked with NO shoulder notches (for all other tops and dresses), Non-Slip Pant (for dress pants, jeans, shorts, and leggings…if the fabric is delicate place a piece of white Tissue Paper over the hanger first), Clip (for all skirts…if the fabric is delicate cover where you are going to clip with a piece of Foam first).
Done. Now we have the system in place to start each day off right!
Andrea Graye :)