√ A cardigan is the most versatile piece of clothing
you can own. Wear it alone, buttoned or unbuttoned over a shell,
button shirt or turtleneck, over your shoulders or around your waist.
you have shelves in your closet install more of
them. Place them close together to avoid having to dig through
piles to find what you want.
√ Reduce the time you spend
dealing with clothing by
buying your kids all one color sock.
Throw them in a basket in
their closets -- no folding, no matching, no worrying about lost
√ Remove one accessory or item of clothing after
dressing tomorrow morning. Less can be more.
√ Separate your clothing by category: work,
play, dress-up. Hang pieces of suits and outfits separately to
expand your wardrobe options.
Give your clothing some personality with
√ Store shoes on closet shelves
with the right shoes
and the left shoe pointing out. You'll store more
shoes and will also be able to view both the
color and heel size of
Have a shoe spot near the door. Take off your shoes when you
enter so keep your home cleaner.
Organize your wardrobe by first emptying your closet and separating
items into these categories: mend, donate, store until (use a date
six months from today -- if you're on a diet or just had a baby), hold
(if you need to try it on), and trash. If an item is a definite
keeper (it fits well and looks great on you) then hang it back in your
Avoid using valuable closet space for "Memory" clothing such as a
prom dress, wedding dress or something you wore on your first date with
your husband in 1980. Instead, try an under-the-bed container.
of course, that's only if you really must keep it. consider
donating it so someone else can enjoy it also.