Clothing

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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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 What struck me about this photo was how outdated the women’s clothing looked.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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Turning Old Clothes Into Memories

Nearly every client I’ve worked with has some sort of textile that has transcended its original purpose and has turned into memorabilia. It could be baby clothes, heirloom linens, a beloved relative’s item of clothing, or T-shirts that are souvenirs from memorable events. Sometimes these items are taking up valuable drawer or closet space. I encourage clients to separate these items from active clothing or linens and put them into a memorabilia box so that they don’t complicate decisions about what…

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What’s Your Style?

I frequently help clients go through their clothing to decide what to keep and what to give away. At first, it’s hard for me to predict what decision they are going to make. After a while, however, I start to see a pattern and can guess what they are going to say as they consider each item. Some clients prefer fitted garments, while others like their clothing loose and comfortable. Some people prefer dark colors, while others like it colorful….

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