Handbags

My Love Affair with Command™ Hooks

If you’ve been reading my organizing tips for a while, it should come as no surprise to you that I love Command™ Hooks. If you’re not familiar with them, let me elucidate. They are a line of hooks, strips, and other products that can be adhered to a wall or other smooth surface without damaging it. Command™ hooks are all over my house. Here are some of the ways in which I use them: Outside the entryway closet door: a hook for a…

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What’s In Your Wallet?

If you had to make a list of everything that’s in your wallet right now, do you think you could do it? My daughter, who is a college freshman in D.C., had her wallet stolen a few weeks ago. Luckily she doesn’t carry much, so she could remember what cards she lost and we were able to replace most of them fairly quickly. But I was a bit nervous having her walking around without her college ID, bank card, or credit card for a few days….

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It’s In The Bagg

Designer shoes and handbags are just not in my DNA.  I am apparently missing that segment of the X chromosome.  However, I have been in enough female clients’ closets to know that I am in the minority. I’ve worked with clients long enough to know that letting go of something you no longer use or love is especially hard if you paid a lot of money for it.  That means that designer shoes and handbags often stick around past their…

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Consign for A Good Cause

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I recently wrote about how the internet has been a game-changer for consignment.  (See “A New Spin on Consignment“).  Now a website called Fashion Project is combining the new consignment model with charitable donation. Fashion Project — whose motto is “Fashion as a Force for Good” — enables you to donate your no-longer-loved stuff for the benefit of one of many charities with which they have partnered.  The process is simple. Select a charity from their long list, enter your contact information, and then pick…

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A New Spin on Consignment

In my last tip, I spoke about letting go of clothes that don’t make you look fabulous.  If you’ve taken my advice, you now have a pile of clothes you no longer want.  But what should you do with them? Everyone has a tendency to put a higher dollar value on their possessions than anyone is willing to pay.  This is particularly true for expensive clothes.  No matter how much wear someone has gotten out of their expensive or designer items,…

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