Here’s a confession. My closet is deplorable. It is the closet of my childhood. No decent woman should be forced to cram her most valued garments onto a single closet rail. However the allure of a rent free existence (thanks parents) convinced me to settle for this teeny weeny closet of yesteryear. Take a look and please, no judgement!
See those wicker baskets? Those hold old toys. Did I mention I’m a budding hoarder?
Notice how the overflow clothes are placed in the space between shoe boxes.
So what to do? My first solution was to purchase a garment rack to house my newest clothes that I don’t want squeezed into my closet vice. It doesn’t really have a place in my room but it makes me feel better and more organized.
My new garment rack
Then I met this woman….
Star of The Style Network’s show “The Amandas” and professional organizer, Amanda LeBlanc, hosted a meet and greet at Lovoy’s in Homewood’s SoHo Square. I came armed with a picture of my closet catastrophe and she was ready to offer some advice (without blinking an eye at the atrocity). Amanda and her team have done some MAJOR transformations on celebrity homes but she says it doesn’t take big bucks to de-clutter your space. LeBlanc told me she was familiar with my plight because her daughter’s closet, at one time, also only had a single rail. She suggested I simply add a second rail (an affordable solution) and then consider additional shelving in the space the rail creates.
And here’s what LeBlanc had to say about how organization can effect your well being:
“If you have everything pretty and have, say, a cute light fixture in your closet and your bed is made , you’re going to come in your space so much better. You’re going to get excited to get up and get dressed and when you feel that way you’re going to spread that energy.”
Hey, I’ll try anything that get’s me excited to go to work at 4 AM everyday!
My friend Marlania joined me for the event. She is a big fan of “The Amandas.”
Just as the meet and greet was wrapping up I spotted a woman wearing a lust worthy electric green/yellow blazer from Zara that I talked myself out of buying because I already have something too similar. We ended up venting to each other about Zara’s inconsistent sizes. I swear I run from small to extra large at that store.
Jeana Lee and her highlighter blazer. Love.
I’m going to start pricing some rails for my closet and try to work on my little hoarding problem while I’m at it. What part of your room/home would you like to reorganize?
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