June 9, 2016

A Closet Do-over

           


I had a most interesting experience yesterday.  An expert in closet reorganization redid my closet and my wardrobe.  She’s just here from Australia, and she wants to start her own business reorganizing wardrobes.  I’m a test subject.

It was fascinating.  She took everything out of the closet and sorted into piles by how I used them: dress, work, pool.  I should have taken photographs.  She did.  If nothing else, I should have photographed the reject piles of worn and stained clothing.  She was pleased that I had already “colorized” the hanging pieces.  Then twenty or more pieces were bagged and out the door.

Next she began suggesting clothing combinations that would modernize me.  I must admit I wouldn’t have thought of many of the combinations.  When she was done, she took the photographs home to make an online photo book from them to show to her new clients.  To me too.  The only color suggestion she made was to add a bright orange or two. 

She did my scarves, and she rejected the two vintage pieces I own.  I kept them.  She did do the shoes, and she took the worn ones away with her.  She didn’t do the purses…I had eight mostly backpacks.  I did the underwear drawer this morning after I sorted and stuffed the purses.   

Thanks to the photographs she took, I will be able to duplicate some her ideas.  Maybe I will get George to take a picture or two of me in my new combinations.


                                                                   

  • Himself:  Gym, work, amused at me, glad it’s Thursday.
  • Herself:  Cleaned out drawers and one side of my closet to complete that project.  Picture hanging next.  Three new ones were hung wrong.  I have to patch the wall too.  Lunch, quilt. Store, dinner.  Arm is healing.
  • Reading:  A really sleazy book about the White House occupants.

  • Gratitudes:  That I am here and getting things done.
  • 14 comments:

    1. Never try to come between a lady and her purses.

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    2. She certainly was a bundle of energy!

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    3. I need that although I have weeded my closet at least twice over the last ten years. I also have a new rule about shoes. No new shoes unless I am willing to throw out a pair. I am sure that styles of shoes I own date me terribly...but cannot throw them out! I am dying to see her new look(s) for you!

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      1. I have that rule now for anything I buy. Something old has to go if I'm going to buy something new. Sure makes me stop and think before making a purchase.

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      2. My shoes are old. Carefully loved Bjorn sandals and several older flats. :)

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    4. It sounds wonderful. We will be getting our closet built-in with drawers and shelving as soon as we can get to it. Maybe next year at the rate we are going...

      Well done, you! I envy you having the closet work done.

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    5. That sounds like a great way to spend a day. Did she also provide the shelving/cabinetry or did you have those already in your closet? Our closet has one rod and one shelf.

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      1. It was only a couple of hours tho she scheduled four. The shelving was put in by my husband. On the other side there are two rods...one above the other. Very successful. Nothing fancy at all.

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    6. Wow, great job. I'm still giving away clothes as the price for something new to me. I kept all my purses until the grand-girls got old enough for them. They have snatched up everything I've offered and it has been nearly painless for me. I guess I like that the purses are still in the family and I don't miss them.

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    7. Be careful of sleazy books by sleazy people. Too much of that today. Unfortunately, those sleazy comments stick in our heads. I have a few of them in my head from books I read long ago. Also, your wardrobe looks like mine before I discovered color.

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      1. Those are the purses. The other side of the closet is very colorful. :)

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