Category Archives: Closets

The Organizing Cycle

Quite often I’m asked, “What’s the key to maintaining organization?” It’s actually not as complicated as you might think. Just like other things in our lives, order and being organized comes from a cycle. If you step back and think … Continue reading

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Organizing the Closet Floor

What’s at the bottom of your closet? Look way back underneath your hanging clothes and dig it all out. You’ll probably find clothes, stray shoes, shopping bags, hangers, missing socks, and hosts of other random stuff. A clean, empty closet floor makes … Continue reading

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Mudroom Blues

Here in the Midwest, we are in the middle of a snowy, soggy, wet winter. Our mudrooms and entryways by now are clogged with boots, missing mittens, wet snow pants, snow scrapers and old towels on the floor sopping up … Continue reading

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Closet Organizing Video

How to Organize Your Mudroom Off Season ItemsHere in the Midwest, it is that time of year, when we are slowly switching over seasonal clothes. I like to do it in stages, first with long sleeve items and jeans and then later bring out the sweaters. This video demonstrates how a busy mom of four swaps out winter items and summer items in their family… Continue reading

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Try this at Least Once

Last Sunday I was motivated to go through my closets and just try on all pants, skirts, and dresses. I must admit, I’ve never done this. I usually just glance at the clothes to see what I can purge out as the seasons change. But this time, I wanted to try something new. I often suggest my clients try clothes on to make decisions s… Continue reading

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Reigning In T-Shirts

This summer I said enough is enough. I’m sick of all my tshirts jammed in a drawer and mixed together. So I decided to divide them up and look at them not as tshirts, but how I choose to wear them. For me it divided them into three groups. T shirts I sleep in and would never let anyone see me in them outside the house. Tshirts I wear with sho… Continue reading

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Mudroom Mania

You’re not alone, if you haven’t cleaned out the coat closet or mudroom to make room for summer. Scarves, mittens and hats are still floating around and it’s June. This mom was very organized and made this spare bedroom closet into her off season mudroom. Instead of having everything cluttr up the mudroom, she shifted things… Continue reading

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Organizing Hanging Clothes

In my opinion, there’s really only three ways to hang and divide clothes in a closet. The first is by season. Here in the midwest, it would make sense to sort out clothing by season. I find this is the hardest system to maintain though. Clothes are easily mixed by accident and maintaining the seasonal categories requires a greater effort. The… Continue reading

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Taking Jewelry Along

Packing jewelry for a trip can be quite the challenge. Necklaces get tangled, bracelets are easily bent, and earrings and rings are too easy to loose because they’re so small. I had to laugh recently when my sister was visiting. She spread out her comestic and tolietry bag on my kitchen countertops to dig through to find her jewelry. I didn&r… Continue reading

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Forcing Organization

Today the insulation guy is coming over. He’s going to tell my husband and I how we can reduce the cold and heat upstairs on our second floor. We live in a cape cod style home so we have some dormers on the east side of the house but the west side has small short closet space in the eaves. It’s helpful storage but I don’t really p… Continue reading

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