By Rebecca Mathison, Guest Blogger
As I was getting ready for the day and doing my usual routine of checking Facebook, Twitter, etc., I saw that one of my favorite TV
personalities, Jacqueline Laurita from Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New Jersey, was tweeting about STORAGE and ORGANIZATION! Naturally I thought of Laura and her blog and sent it to her. Somehow I got roped into writing a blog for her today from that, but I’m excited to do it! ESPECIALLY since the amazing Jacqueline is my inspiration.
Turns out that Jacqueline is my closet twin (except that hers is MUCH bigger and better). Well, basically we have the same organizational obsessions! If you’ll notice in the screenshot of her tweets she talks about having all the same type of hanger, clothes grouped by color, clothes facing the same way…I do all of that too! Turns out though, our closet organizational habits and obsessions are actually highly recommended tips from pros.
Listed below are the supporting quotes for the favorite organizational habits of both the awesome Mrs. Laurita and myself.
“Choose the right hanger.
Your closet will look neater if you use just one type of hanger—wood, wire, or plastic,” from RealSimple.com.
“Color coding your wardrobe can make finding things easier…” from ApartmentTherapy.com.
“Every piece of clothing needs to be hung with the hanger facing the same way. Which direction does not matter. What does matter is that is that they are all the same,” from DaytoDayWoman.com.
“Then store seasonal and special-occasion shoes in easy-to-see clear plastic boxes on the top shelf of your closet. Or simply reuse the original box and attach a picture of the shoes to the front of the box,” from BHG.com.
“Necklaces and bracelets can be hung on the peg rack on the closet. Or, if you have wall space or any empty door back, use adhesive hooks to store necklaces,” from OrganizersDirect.com.
“It’s wise to rotate your closet seasonally. Since you won’t be wearing your winter coat in the middle of summer, you wouldn’t want it taking up precious closet space during that time either,” from LiveSimplyByAnnie.wordpress.com.
I think both Jacqueline and I subconscoiusly subscribe to the idea of closet feng shui. No, I didn’t know it excited either until I read this article, but it for sure makes sense. Even though the whole “out of sight, out of mind” thing can apply to a closet, for me to be happy, but closet has to be happy and a happy closet is a bright, pretty, organized one. You can see Jacqueline’s closet as she was tossing around clothes trying to pack by clicking this link. Ya, mine isn’t nearly as fabulous and large as this, but I’ll get there someday. Hopefully you came away with some ideas on how to have your closet look chic and organized!