Closets

Buy Nothing

As I’ve written in recent months, the worldwide pandemic has let me with plenty of time at home to organize and downsize. I was excited recently when nearby thrift shops reopened and I could take my discards there. I was also excited when the clothing donation bin in my building’s basement became active again. I was still left with the lingering question of what to do with items that a thrift shop would not likely put out to sell. One…

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Greeting Old Friends

When the seasons change, I enjoy going into my closet and my dresser drawers and greeting old friends. My long-sleeved shirt drawer gets no attention from me from May through August. In early September, I take a peek to reacquaint myself with what I wore last fall, winter, and spring. Some of them I don’t even remember owning, while others fill me delight to think that I will be able to wear them again soon. The same goes with the long-sleeved…

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Small Improvements Add Up

In addition to my husband’s home office setup and my daughter’s exercise bike, both of which I wrote about recently, I’ve been making a lot of small changes to my home since the pandemic started. Some of them were as a result of the pandemic while others resulted from my having more time available to research them. Everything but the Kitchen Sink We’ve been living in this apartment for over 18 years, and until recently I never had a sink…

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Get Cash for Your Clothes

In my 13+ years as a Professional Organizer, I’ve noticed that everyone likes to get new clothes, but most people don’t want to get rid of old clothes. So I’m happy to say that if your clothes are in good condition, you might be able to get money for them. If you are a fan of designer labels but find that you don’t wear some of your high-end clothes, consider reaching out to The RealReal. They call themselves “the nation’s premier…

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What Decade Does Your Closet Reflect?

Earlier this year, I spotted this photo in an on-line obituary for the actress Katherine Helmond. I loved Helmond’s performance in the satirical TV show Soap which ran in the late 70s and early 80s. This photo is from her subsequent hit show, Who’s the Boss, which ran from 1984 to 1992. Helmond is in the center with Tony Danza on the left and Judith Light on the right. What struck me about this photo was how outdated the women’s clothing looked. Tony…

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