Organize Using the 80/20 Rule!
I am fascinated by the Pareto Principle, which is also known as the 80/20 rule! This article explains it well, but, in its organizing essence, it means that for 80% of our time, we use the same 20% of our things. In other words: · 80% of the time, people wear the…Read More
Tip Tuesday – Your Closet Chaos Solution!
Urg! Is it that time of year to do your seasonal clothing switch over? For those lucky enough to have huge walk-in closets, this may not be a chore. But for me, with just 4 feet of hanging space, this is an essential exercise. Luckily, it took me under 30 minutes! It could be that…Read More
Tip Tuesday – Seasonal Clothing Swap, Part One
The time has come for many of us to switch out our summer apparel for warmer weather wear. Here is Part ONE of my Rules for the Seasonal Clothing Swap: Step 1: Make sure ALL your clothing is CLEAN before you put it away! Step 2: Ask yourself these questions about each garment to edit the excess:…Read More
NO WIRE HANGERS, EVER!
After my last post on closet organizing, I had a few questions on hangers. Since this is something that people use EVERY day it is worth investing in the right ones for your unique clothing needs. STYLE: Always buy hangers that have a bottom crossbar also known as a “suit hanger”. This enables you to…Read More
Simplifying Your Spring Seasonal Clothes Switch Out
This post initially appeared in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Blog on May 7, 2014. Finally, spring is here. Those heavy sweaters and thick wool suits are ready to get switched out. Here are some ideas for getting your closet ready for warmer weather. DOES IT FIT? Really? Not “when I lose 10 pounds”, but right…Read More