A lot of Clothes in No Space!
- Use ALL available space, but keep it organized.
- Keep out-of-season (winter/summer) clothes out of the way.
- You’re more likely to wear something if you can see it.
- Keep 1-2 hooks empty for quick-n-dirty clean up
- Don’t forget the backs of deep shelves, and high-up places.
1. Try installing a second closet rod above your main one. Buy a stool or a reaching rod for access.
2. Matching hangers makes everything look so nice.
3. Cascading hooks are genius and work with almost any hanger. Use two at a time!
4. You can get a tiered hanger for skirts.
5. Skirt hangers with spring-clips and smooth rubber grips are best.
1. Fold all knit items to prevent hanger bumps.
2. Got deep shelves? Fold clothes appropriately. If you still have space behind your folded clothes store your out-of-season sandals/sweaters back there.
3. If you are using a dresser or other drawers, stack clothes vertically rather than horizontally.
5. For open shelving, be sure not to stack so high that it tumbles.
Shoes & Boots
1. Use an over-the-door shoe organizer. Ideally, look for ones where you can put both shoes in one slot.
2. Small cheap bookshelves are great for boots. Check your local Craigslist for cheap ones.
3. Some people love keeping their original shoe boxes but this can add to clutter
1. Stuff bags with tissue to keep their shape. When using a bag, leave tissue as holding space.
2. Sit them on a shelf rather than hanging them to prevent handles from stretching out.
3. Use bookends to keep them up.
4. If you must hang, use an over the door coat rack to hang bags, and even hats.
6. I love having a junk bowl or box for the things that I often but not always keep in my purse like hand sanitizer or a different sized wallet.
1. Hang scarves on towel racks
4. Items that you intend to use infrequently can be hidden away in boxes. Those are Ikea, and hold travel organization tools, special occasion undies, and hats.
For the full, informative article, visit Life Hacker.com
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5 Favorite Design Trends of 2017
Posted by Classy Closets
Classy Closets put together their favorite trends at the beginning of this year. Check out the article and see how many trends you followed this year! Based on their article, “Top Ten Home Design Trends in 2017” – we’ve chosen our top favorite trend:
1. Satin Brass
Satin brass is a brushed or muted metal that offers a warm, non-reflective finish to your home, without the high price tag of other metal finishes. Hardware has long been hailed as more than just an afterthought and instead helps to pull your entire design-style together.
Marble is in for 2017! Although marble has never really been out, it’s making a big entrance again this year. As a design staple in beautiful spaces for generations, marble adds instant elegance and quality. Marble can be added to almost any space in your home: kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, home offices and even closets!
We’ve been huge fans of green for a long time, so we love that green is finally getting the love it deserves. You won’t have to look far to see a lot of green interiors this year. From light olive green to jewel-toned jade green, green will be blowing up your Pinterest feed in 2017!
“Contrary to minimalism we are seeing much more maximalism. Gone are the super clean, plain, unadorned rooms of the past few years. Lines remain clean but prints are layered in and colors pop. More is more and it’s super fun.” – The Decorist
Finally, we close our list with a design trend that’s been around for centuries in Scandonavia and is making a major splash in the United States. So much so that Pinterest predicts it as a major home trend in 2017: Pinterest Predicts the Hottest Home Trends of 2017.
5. Hygge (hoo-ga or hue-gah)
So, what is hygee? Hygee has been explained as a feeling of comfort, joy in the simple and natural, togetherness or cosiness.
The Lux Pad describes it:
“Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’ or ‘hue-gah’, the word is becoming increasingly recognisable and was originally a Norwegian term for wellbeing. Developed into a concept and way of living by the Danish in the 18th century when it first appeared in writings of the time, the country hasn’t looked back since. Hygge is the art form of creating intimacy in any given moment.
Normally a social occasion for loved ones to get together to experience the comradeship, warmth and contentment of the event, it can also be enjoyed alone to calm the nerves and sooth the senses. An idea which not only breaches weather and seasonal barriers but also social ones, it is something everyone in Denmark partakes in and it has spread through to every aspect of Scandinavian living to become a part of the national consciousness. Appreciating the small joys in life at all times, hygge followers have tapped into a source of happiness which the rest of the world can greatly benefit from in an ever-evolving technological society.”
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Prep Your Closet & Wardrobe
Get Ready for Fall & Winter
Edit Your Wardrobe
Take some time to review your summer clothes. Decide what you’ll keep for next year and what’s taking up too much space in your closet before moving clothes to your overflow closet, packing them or just moving them to a corner of your closet. This will help you declutter your summer clothes so you don’t need as much space to store them off-season.
As you clean, make three piles: donate, sell and trash. Be honest in your assessment of each piece. For example, did you avoid wearing that maxi dress for the second year in a row because it’s a tad too small? You should also consider donating or getting rid of clothes that are out of style, lower quality than what you currently wear or items that have a tear or stain that you know you won’t repair.
Once you’ve sorted through your summer clothes, shoes and accessories, donate the items you no longer need.
Launder Summer Clothes
Before you put away summer clothes, dry-clean, hand wash or launder your clothes. Doing this helps prevent invisible spots from setting in over time; your clothes will also smell fresh and look better when you do the closet swap next spring.
Organize Your Closet
The tricky part of switching from summer to fall is that cold-weather clothes add bulk to your closet. In some cases, this means getting creative about storing sweaters, heavier dresses, boots and scarves.
Sweaters and other knits are best stored folded on shelves. If you’ve got a large scarf collection, you might keep them in a few different places—a few stashed away in a drawer and tied on some hangers. Free up some precious hanging storage and drawer space and make it easier to see all of your scarves by adding multiple hooks. Even better, add custom scarf storage where you can drape multiple scarves in one spot so everything is in the same place.
Try storing boots in their original boxes (plastic containers work well, too) on the floor or a shelf. Keeping flats, sneakers and booties in cubbies and on shelves will free up floor space for boot storage.
Review Seasonal “Staples” & Protect Winter Boots
Review your winter staples to ensure they’re free from stains and tears. Assessing everything now will ensure you know what you need when it comes time to shop. Depending on how well you preserved your clothes from last winter, you may also want to get some coats and heavier items dry cleaned before wearing them.
Take inventory of boots and winter shoes during this swap and treat them before the season starts. You’ll avoid not being able to wear a pair of shoes on a rainy or snowy day because you haven’t gotten around to protecting them.
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