Organizing Life

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Over the weekend I picked up Lauren Conrad’s Style book. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I saw it on the shelves a year or so ago. I highly recommend it to any inspiring fashionista. It has so many great tips and tricks on how to build your wardrobe, keep it organized, and so much more. I flew through the book in two days, and I know that it’s something I will constantly be returning to for ideas. One of the chapters in the book addressed keeping your closet neat and organized. Now, I love organization and order; however, I find it difficult to keep up with the mess that begins to consume my closet over the passing months. (In the book, Lauren admits that her closet was so bad at one point that she started buying new clothes so she wouldn’t have to deal with the ones piled on her floor!) For Christmas I received a set of velvet hangers. These completely inspired me to reorganize my cluttered closet. I still have a long way to go, but here are the before and after pictures thus far. Mandi was also kind enough to come over and help me a bit with the shoe and sweater organization. Here are a few tips I used to get my apparel in order:

1) Arrange the clothes so the current season is easy to see and easily accessible.

2) Break the clothing into categories and subcategories (i.e. sleeve length, color, etc.)

3) Flip all the hangers facing one direction; when an item has been worn, flip the hanger to face the opposite direction. After six months or so, go through and find all the clothes that have not been worn and consider donating them.

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I also like using the same hangers because I think it gives the closet a more polished look. Some items, such as heavy jackets, needed a sturdier hanger than the velvet ones, so I just used plain white plastic hangers. I hope you found these tips helpful, and keep on the lookout for more organizational posts. I absolutely love having a clean and organized space, and I am constantly trying to get my room, closet, etc. in order. I’d love to hear any organizational tips you guys might have!

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Sweaters, Shoes, Etc.

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