Monday, February 20, 2012
Thursday, February 9, 2012
I've never used drawers to keep clothes. I prefer to have all of my clothing items hung so that I can see them all and for easy access. Then I saw "The Amanda's" and Amanda changed my life. She puts my OCD and organizational skills to shame and I am so inspired to try some new organization tips and step up my closet game. After watching "The Amanda's" I immediately googled her business and "Liked" her show page on Facebook and of course checked out her photos. This is when I came across a little piece of Heaven....the first pic on this page! I have at least 100 basic tees and a solid 15 pairs of leggings okay maybe 20. The dividers allow me to keep s/s white v-necks and l/s white scoop necks separated and with a label at the bottom I will know where and what everything is! This is so beyond genius and I have never thought to roll your items so that you can see everything. But then again I haven't kept clothes in drawers in over 10 years so I wasn't looking for new ways to organize my dresser.
Luckily for my need to organize I already have a dresser (my first real dresser as an adult, I bought a crappy Ikea chest that broke a couple months after assembly) on my to purchase list. With this new purchase I'll have all kinds of new drawers to organize. I get so excited just thinking about it!
Oh, and the bottom 2 pictures are other drawer organizers I found at The Container Store. Also, the spring drawer dividers are sold at TCS too.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Current Accessory Presentation
Only someone as OCD as myself would notice the minor improvements made. There is now a watch case ($20, Bed Bath & Beyond [Black Friday ;-)]) and the acrylic bowl which houses costume rings ($1, Dollar Tree). There is an added necklace arm on the right ($8, Marshalls, half the price I spent on the other 3 from "Heaven") and I purged and got rid of most of the bangles on the coffee mug tree. Oh, and I switched the writing desk everything is displayed on for a 9 cube shelving unit ($40 [on sale] Target). What you couldn't see before was the push pin board where I display my necklaces. I spray painted it with some paint I had lying around to jazz it up but since Pinterest as come into my life I want to use fabric to decorate it.
The push board no matter how you decorate it is a genius idea to display jewelry. The board can easily be hung inside of your closet on that one wall most everyone has or on the back of your closet door.
This is the result from purging clothes from my Master closet. I still have my coat closet, spare room closet and the extra bedroom that I turned into an accessories closet to purge. I decided to start selling on Ebay again and I've come up with a goal item I want to purchase with money earned (a new professional camera, maybe a down payment for a house [I Kid!]). The saddest part about the rack and pile of clothes is at least twice a year I give a good 5 garbage bags away or resell to thrift stores. Just this past August I purged 8 garbage bags for charity. I've been re-selling unused clothing items to local thrift stores the last year or two and then I remembered I can get triple the price by selling on Ebay.
I'm making a resolution to myself to stop purchasing clothes and accessories as I have been. The picture above makes absolutely no sense. I'm debating between giving myself a monetary budget or a number of items budget.
In addition, to my budget resolution I'm giving myself the goal of putting all my clothing in my master closet as oppose to spread out through 3 closets. No one needs 3 closets of clothes and a room for accessories.
Here is what my handbag display currently looks like. I love it so much more in front of the window but I really need a better way to organize my clutches. I will be giving The Container Store a visit very soon, Swoon!
Monday, February 6, 2012
I'm not inclined when it comes to technology and what not so it's going to take me some time to get this blog in order to my preference. But it's high on my list of things to do along with my need for a new camera. Until then my phone pics with the help of Photo Apps (which I barely know how to use) will have to do. I pinky promise I will progress, mostly for me because I'm completely OCD and it will get under my skin until all things are amazing :-)
Julia, The Organizista