Tanya Foster - closet inspiration

If you could move everything out of your closet, reorganize it, purge dated items and load it back in would you? I did. That’s because we are going through a home remodel and one of the items on the list is our master closet. I’m going to do several blog posts on all of the renovations when they are complete but for now I’m going to give you a little sneak peek because the closet just finished. You can’t imagine how excited I was when I got back from the Tribeca Film Festival and discovered that this part was complete. I happily spent my Sunday organizing everything back in to my closet.

Closets are never big enough, are they? If there’s one complaint I hear from friends, it’s that they don’t have enough room for their clothes. But, we’re often happier with fewer options in this area of our lives, and smaller wardrobes can take the stress out of every day dressing. No matter the size of your closet, how you organize it is key to how you function. I have three simple rules for this.

1) Organize and hang your items by season. Spring/summer, Fall/winter and specialty items (cocktail dresses and such).

2) Display your shoes by like styles and make sure you can see all of them. If you can’t see them, you won’t wear them. I have never understood storing shoes in shoe boxes. For me, I have flats, heels, casual shoes, etc. separated in sections. My new closet has floor to ceiling shoe shelves.

3) If you haven’t worn it in the last year, you won’t wear it. Get it out of your closet and donate it to an organization that will benefit from it. Look at it this way, you enjoyed it now let someone else wear it.

Need a “rule” to follow to stop over shopping and stuffing your closet full of things? Here’s one that will help. It’s called One In/One Out. You guessed it: for every item that goes into your wardrobe, something has to come out. This method is also particularly effective at curbing impulse shopping, as you have to ask yourself “If I buy this, what am I willing to get rid of?”

Stay tuned for much more on the renovations. We are on track to finish by the beginning of May.  xoxo- Tanya




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