Closets | Organizing Goddess

Using Stuff Up

I love to use stuff up. It’s a great feeling to finish the contents of a container and then recycle or toss it, as appropriate. Now there’s one less thing cluttering up my cabinets! The things I love to use up fall into two categories: Things I use frequently. Things I use rarely. For things I use frequently, I generally notice that I am running low and have already purchased a replacement. So when I use up the old one,…

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Revisiting Your Evening Wear

My niece is getting married next month, and I have been planning what to wear. I rarely get a chance to dress up, so it has been fun reminding myself what I already own. If you are a longtime reader of my organizing tips, you’ll know that I advocate getting rid of any item of clothing that you haven’t worn in one year — with one exception. That exception is dressy clothing, because you don’t always have the need to…

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Clothes You Don’t Wear That Often

When my clients and I review their clothes, I advise them to get rid of any item they haven’t worn in an entire year. I make an exception with clothes that are only worn on special occasions, as we don’t always get a chance to wear those every year. I offer two guidelines for deciding whether to keep the special occasion clothes: they have to still fit, and they have to still be in style. If you have seen me…

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The Best Way to Store Jewelry

People always ask me what’s the “best” way to do something. I also say — it depends. Different methods work for different people. When it comes to jewelry, the most important factor is that you want to see everything that you own so that you can decide to wear it. (This goes for clothes as well.) There are multiple ways to accomplish this. I’ve recently helped three clients organize their jewelry, so I can tell you some caveats. Let’s start…

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Sometimes There Is A Better Way, Part 2

Last week I wrote about relocating my cashmere sweaters from my cardigans drawer to a shelf in my closet using the Cambridge Drop-Front Sweater Box. (If you missed it, you can read it here.) I’m still pleased as punch with the changes I made to everything on my closet shelves as a result of this move. But what about my cardigans drawer itself? I wasn’t planning on doing anything further with the sweaters that remained in there. But removing the…

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