Archive for January, 2017

Tips to Create a Wardrobe You Love

By - January 31st, 2017

The New Year is often a time many people create resolutions to improve their lives. One resolution could be to find your personal style and develop a wardrobe that you love. Here are some ways that you can make this resolution stick!

Woman shopping and deciding on purchase

Think (and Buy) Slowly

Refine your wardrobe and your style by cutting out impulse purchases. Take a step back from the world of fast-fashion and look for items you can love for longer than a season. Be thoughtful with your purchases by evaluating every piece that you bring into your home. This will ensure that items will be worn once you purchase it!

Tip: Remove impulse purchases from your closet by decluttering. Try this: start by putting sticky notes on hangers or items. Write the date of your next purge session and if the item isn’t worn by then, donate or toss the item.

Renew Pieces

Sometimes a little attention is all that is needed to keep clothes that you love. For example, getting items altered or patching up a small hole can help you make the most of the items you already love and own. This can prevent impulse purchases. Untidy pile of clothes on the ground

Sort What You Already Have

Some studies say that we only use 20% of our wardrobes 80% of the time, so there’s bound to be pieces that you already wear and love. Sorting through what you have is a good way to identify the items you love wearing. Be sure to go through every single item – even ones that fell off of their hanger.

Use the items that you love as a guide for what you add to your wardrobe. Look for trends such as the styles you tend to go for. This can help you see what is lacking from your wardrobe and what you want to try. Sorting your items will help you find what works for your body type, personality, and style.

Tip: If you have hampers built-into your closet system, use these to help you sort through items. Line the bin with a large trash bag. When you’re ready, haul the bag to the thrift store rather than the laundry machine. Items you’re keeping can be placed back into your closet.

Artful arrangement of woman's outfit

Document Outfits

Having some kind of documentation of all of the clothes you own will help refine your style. It’s also a great reminder that your wardrobe is filled with great things. Documenting outfits will help you record your favorite options and allow you to try new combinations. Don’t forget to include accessories. Using an app is a popular and easy way to catalog your items.

Tip: Use a valet rod to combine separates and create outfits. This is a great accessory for any closet system.

Closet & Storage Concepts is your #1 choice for custom closets and home storage products. Visit your local store today to find a storage solution to store your newly curated wardrobe and make room for life!

Photo credits: © Ridofranz, © luanateutzi, © Sensay.

Organizing a Closet For the Child In Your Life

By - January 24th, 2017

Keeping kids’ rooms tidy and organized can feel like a full-time job. To them, cleaning their rooms seems like a never-ending task because of how hard it is to make sure everything is in the right place. If you’re ready to find a solution to this problem, contact your organizational experts at Closet & Storage Concepts to create a custom closet that works for you and your kids! Here are some tips to think about when you start planning their new closet.

Organized Closets for Children

Keep things within reach!

Young children need to be able to get what they need out of their closet without your help each time. Install lower shelves and racks for the things they use every day. Display their favorite toys and outfits within reach to them so they can always access it. Use the higher shelves to store off-season clothes or things they haven’t grown into yet.

 

Adjustable racks and shelves

If this closet is going to stick with them until they move out, you should definitely plan on making the interior pieces adjustable. As they grow, and as their wardrobes get larger, it is essential that their closet can adapt to fit what they use. Installing clothing racks and shelves that can adjust in height will ensure they aren’t out of reach when they are young or inconvenient to use when they are older.

 

Cubbies & open storage

There is a reason their first introduction to organizational skills is through cubbies at school. These provide a great way to store their items so when they do have to find something, it is not an infinite abyss of toys and clothes like a chest or dresser might be. Visibility is key with kids and open storage spaces will help them know where things go at the end of the day. They can sort toys and clothes into cubbies, while extra hooks on the backs of doors for jackets or wet towels will keep the clutter off the floor.

Closet Organization tips for kids

Label, label, label

By labeling bins and drawers with the appropriate title, it will be a breeze for them to put away whatever has collected on the ground. Teach them that everything has a home and be consistent and clear about where it all goes. Bins and baskets that they can take out of the closet will make clean up easier and with a simple label on the outside, they’ll know which to use.

 

Personalize it!

If you make an organizational space appeal to their interests, your kids will be more likely to get involved in maintaining it. With the right colors, bin designs, and layout, you can transform a plain closet into an interactive space that they’ll actually enjoy organizing. Try colorful trims that highlight the space and bins that fit into the color scheme. Using compatible colors will also make the space visually cleaner.

 

An organized closet system will teach them invaluable skills about how to clean and tidy a space. Cleaning their room won’t be an impossible chore, but something they do every day. The most important takeaway is that finding a solution to organize your child’s closet is not impossible. Contact us for a free in-home consultation and let us find the solution for you.

 

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