It's the time of year when organization is at the fore front of our minds as we all want to start anew. Personally, I've been on a rampage making lists of things to complete that have been looming for months, way before 2013 ended. Now, thanks to the incentive of the new year they are check, check, check DONE! And since you've been following along with our steps, now that you have edited your closet and gone through step 1 of our process at The Well Coiffed Closet, it's time to move onto Step 2, Organizing.
This week, I've decided to give you a sneak peek into my new LA closet, to show that I do actually practice what I preach, especially when it comes to keeping my closet very well-edited and organized making it easier for me to mix and match new outfits and "shop my closet". To start with, my clothes are separated by type of piece (followed by color), and my shoes are organized in the same way. My handbags are stuffed and kept on a shelf while my jewelry is kept hanging in the Little Black Dress from the Container Store, (my favorite organizational tool). And so on and so forth.
A few great tips to get you started:
1) Make the most out of the closet space you have
2) Work up (not just out) when it comes to organizing and use the height of your closet. if you have to add shelving up high, do it for your off season pieces or things you don't need to access as much and get a step stool for easy access.
3) ALWAYS remove dry cleaner plastic so your clothes don't yellow and change out the hangers - only use their hangers for when you travel
4) ALWAYS organize by type of clothing first, then season, then color
5) Use Cedar Blocks in sweater drawers and areas where your knits are in order to deflect moths and maintain a fresh scent.
Here are some of my favorite tools that I just can't live without when working with clients: