The Secrets of Closet Organization with Andrea
For most people, reorganizing a closet can seem overwhelming. For me, it's a calling and an honor. I have always loved clothes and accessories and meeting new people and seeing things in order. I am invited into someone's most private world and do not take that trust lightly. I find that along with being a great engineer and designer of space, compassion, kindness and a sense of humor are required to get the job done.
If you're feeling inspired to do some reorganizing for fall, here are some easy tips:
- Start by setting goals for what you're trying to achieve with your space. Do you just need to reorganize your stuff or do you need to redesign the space?
- Then, take everything out of the closet and make three piles - keep, donate and throw away (and make sure you do it!)
- Switch out all hangers for velvet flocked slimline or huggable hangers
- Put hanging clothes back away in categories (ie. pants, dresses, blouses and blazers) and sort the categories by color.
- Put shoes either at bottom of closet or on shelves if you have them. Sort them by color and type (pumps, flats, workout).
- Off-season storage can go in clear containers with labels up high in closet.
- Put things away where they belong on a regular basis so you don't end up with a mess and piles of clothes around.
Once you have a system - a place for everything – it is so much easier to keep organized!
What other organization tips or tricks do you want to know?
About Andrea: Along with designing custom cabinetry for dressing rooms, closets, and home offices, Andrea also helps to organize and style the space once it is complete. She refers to herself as the Queen of Kerfuffle because she takes great pride in making people's lives and spaces more manageable, beautiful, and highly functional. She helps clients to sort through the chaos and deliver results more than they dreamed of. Andrea's work has been featured in several New York magazines including New York Spaces, TimeOut NY, and 914 INC. She has appeared several times on NBC/LXTV's George to the Rescue. One of the episodes featured her work with Bottomless Closet, creating dressing room space and a new boutique. She redesigned, organized, and styled Kathie Lee Gifford's dressing room for the Today Show as a birthday surprise. Lastly, you saw her on Bethenny Ever After as she designed, organized and styled Bethenny's dream dressing room.