Clothing | Organizing Goddess - Part 7

Keeping It Simple

What’s important to us changes over time.  When I was in my 20’s and 30’s, I was willing to put much more time into my appearance – my hair, my nails, my clothes.  Now I like to keep my routines as simple as possible. When I’m working with clients, I find that they have piles of clothes, footwear, and accessories that need some sort of action – actions that they feel they “should” take care of but keep putting off.  (I’ve written about…

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Dispose of the Clothes

Have you ever seen the movie “The Sound of Music”?  Julie Andrews, playing a would-be nun, has been sent from the abbey to the von Trapp family as the new governess.  Captain Von Trapp requests that before she meets his seven children, she change into a different dress.  She tells him that she doesn’t have another dress, since they are required to give all their worldly goods to the poor when entering the abbey.  “What about this dress?” he asks.  “The…

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Remove Dry Cleaning Plastic

When you bring home newly-cleaned clothes from the dry cleaner, should you remove them from the plastic, or hang them as is? Many people think that they should keep on the plastic to protect the items until they are worn again.  However, a Google Search on the phrase “remove dry cleaning plastic” will convince you that removing the plastic is the correct thing to do.

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One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure

You know that item that you bought a long time ago but you never used it and now it just clutters up your closet?  Yeah, that one. We had a closet full of those.  Well, not a whole closet.  But what we had was bulky, so it seemed like it. A few weeks ago, I decided that the large unused items had to go, and  I made some plans for them.  One item, a full-sized piano keyboard which connects to…

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The Importance of Good Closet Design

I spent Veteran’s Day engaged in what might described as a busman’s holiday.  (For those not familiar with that quaint phrase, it means spending your vacation doing something very similar to your normal work.) In my case, the activity was cleaning out closets, sorting and packaging items for donation and recycling, and discarding the rest.  What made this activity different was that the items belonged to my mother, who passed away earlier this year.  I had help from my sister, and moral…

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