Can you use a closet makeover? If you answered “Yes!” you are not alone. I recently received a comment on this very blog from a woman named Jill. She was inquiring about my closet services and hoped to have me out to her home to organize her closet. After exchanging a few emails we scheduled an appointment and I met her at her house. We got right to work.
Jill has a great sense of style and knows what colors and styles look great on her so we didn’t spend too much time on those topics. We spent most of our time analyzing the clothes she has and loves, discussing their condition and new ways to wear them. Some clothing got sent to a “dry clean” pile because I may have detected a spot or stain. Some got sent to a “charity” pile. These items were ones that she no longer is enjoying yet they still have life left in them. That way she can bless someone less fortunate with her still-wearable clothes.
The clothes we were left with were those that she still enjoys wearing and that still look great on her. We organized them in a logical way in her closet. I recommend hanging items in “like groups”. I put her tanks and blouses together in order of sleeve legnth, color, and whether it’s for work or play. We started on one end with tanks, then short sleeves, then long. We hung her “work only” clothing in one area. As some shirts could be work on both occasions, those were hung with her everyday shirts. The end goal is that when she is getting dressed she can ignore the “work only” clothing and go straight to the everyday clothing.
We stored out of season clothing in a corner of the closet so that the first clothes she sees are those that she will wear most often. She had a great hanging accessory organizer. We purged that as well as a shoe bin.
My goal is always to leave my clients with a new happy place…their newly organized closet. My wish is that each morning their closet greets them like a new best friend waiting to meet them for coffee. I want getting dressed to be effortless and accessorizing a breeze.
I just heard from Jill and she is enjoying her new closet. She said she enjoyed having me and may have me back as the season’s change to do the same thing to her winter wardrobe. Did I mention she is smart too? -Meredith