Posts Categorized: organize

Cheap Ways to Keep Your Wardrobe in Order

cheap wardrobe organization tips

I have mentioned many, many, MANY times that I daydream about California Closets. Oh, how I long to pay someone thousands of dollars to make my wardrobe look like an organizatrix’s dream. But until then, I’ll stick to my nearly-free techniques for keeping my wardrobe looking shiny and new:

Put rolled magazines inside your tall boots: Forget spendy boot-shapers. Keep those knee-high boots looking new by rolling up old mags or catalogs and sticking them in the shaft.

Learn to fold your sweaters: You love your sweaters, don’t you? Well, then, act like it! The folks at the Gap fold that way because it looks good, but it also minimizes wrinkling and creasing. Here’s my preferred method. read more

Originally posted 2010-11-03 05:40:00.

Reader Request: Packing Effectively

b. asked for …

Advice on how to dress/pack for travel, specifically business travel? Or are there some other bloggers out there who do this well?

I’ll answer the second question first: Audi of Fashion for Nerds is my personal idol when it comes to packing advice. Or, really, ANY advice about traveling. Start here:

Audi on packing clothing for travel
Part 1
Part 2

Audi on packing beauty products for travel
Part 1
Part 2

For further reading, Audi on making your travel dreams a reality
Part 1 – No More Excuses
Part 2 – Money Matters
Part 3 – Travel Tips for Families read more

Originally posted 2011-02-08 06:19:48.

Reader Request: Wardrobe Cycling

Why you should consider cycling your wardrobe seasonally.

Reader Sara sent me this request via e-mail:

You have mentioned before that you have a lot of clothing and some is in storage. I also have a lot of clothing and plenty of storage space–but instead of put away, all my clothes are in piles and baskets around the house. I haven’t quite figured out what to store! Like you, I love layering and I love my clothes. But as is, with all of them out, a bunch don’t get worn because they are at the bottom of over crowded drawers, backs of over crowded closets, or in laundry baskets. I am hoping some sort of seasonal rotation could cure this problem. If you have a system for cycling and storing your wardrobe, do share! read more

Originally posted 2010-08-17 05:22:00.