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As a personal stylist and wardrobe consultant, I’ve seen all kinds of closets. I’ve worked in spacious, bright, inviting ‘rooms’ and tiny, dark, awkward nooks…and everything in between. For the record, that's not my closet pictured above:-)
Regardless, of the closet space available in your current home, there are things you can do to make the area work best for you.
I’m often asked by clients and friends…
"How do you organize your closet?”
“What’s in your closet?”
“Is your closet large or small?”
I’m happy to answer those queries and more…
FIrst, I'd like to share my top three tips for a functional closet.
1. What’s inside?
Your closet should ideally contain only the items that pertain to getting dressed each day. At the same time, it should house ALL of the items you need to get dressed. Having everything...including undergarments, shoes, accessories and clothing in one place makes it much easier to see what you actually own and pull an outfit together with ease.
2. How does it look?
Make your closet as appealing as possible. Does it need to be emptied, wiped out and vacuumed? How about a fresh coat of paint? These are inexpensive and relatively quick ways to spruce up the space. Hang a mirror and add some special decorations that you’ll love seeing when you open your closet door. Arrange the shelves and hanging areas in a way that imitates a boutique.
Keep in mind…you want it feel special to ‘shop your closet’.
3. Where does it go?
Have a designated space for everything that lives in your closet. Put things away when you’re finished with them. Sounds simple, I know. But it makes such a difference the next time you need to get dressed. Sorry, for repeating myself, but I can’t help mentioning The Konmari Method…
click here to read more on this amazing way to tidy! It has truly revolutionized my closet (and my entire house:)
Now here’s a video tour of my closet…
Questions about my closet or how to arrange your own…just email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Two additional notes…
I recently sent out a survey inquiring about women’s wardrobe challenges. If you haven’t yet taken it, I’d really love your input.
It’s 6 quick questions. 2 minutes, tops. Thanks in advance.
Click here to share your number one biggest wardrobe frustration
And finally, I’d like to give a big shout-out and bigger ‘Thank You’ to my son Peter who patiently and lovingly shoots and edits my videos. At 14, he has a much better grasp on technology than I do and I’m so thankful that he’s willing to assist.
Thanks for reading (and watching).