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A Blog On Closet Blogs

May 19, 2016
I am all for blogs, short articles, pictures and descriptions on how to make your closet more functional, manageable, pretty, perfect. I always think that I will garner another little nugget to use with a client; or try in my own closet. But I have one gripe with the majority of the information out there…..the one problem is most closets aren’t going to look like the pictures.
The pictures show perfectly color coordinated clothing, spaced with 1/2 inch in between each piece (who has that little clothing!), with brand new shoes, clothing and shoes are perfectly coordinated, cute baskets, newly painted walls, etc, etc. you get the idea.
The reason why I don’t like the perfect pictures is they portray a false reality. They set you up for disappointment. Most people are lucky if they get the clothing out sorted, donated, and back in the closet. Let alone the perfectly staged dream closet. It isn’t realistic and I sometimes think this could be discouraging to those of you trying to do it on your own. Please please please remember most closets will not end up looking like the picture. Unless you have a generous budget allowing you to go out and hire someone to redesign your closet and get brand new fixtures, paint, containers, etc., your
closet will look mostly the same.
With that being said I don’t want you to be discouraged, just realistic. Not everyone has the funds to do the complete remodel of the closet. But we can make the space become manageable and functional so you can see all of your pretty things and make your mornings more efficient.
The point is to make the space work for you. There is always something to throw out, re-gift, donate, recycle. Not everything you have is wearable, usable, or attractive to you as it used to be.
  • If doesn’t fit get rid of it. Dress for the size you are now.
  • If you don’t love it, use it or it doesn’t serve you on any level get rid of it.
  • If there are rips, tears, missing buttons, broken zippers get rid of it.
  • If it’s uncomfortable, itchy get rid of it. This goes for shoes too.
  • If it was a gift and you don’t like it get rid of it! It was given to you. You get to decide what to do with the gift. It has nothing to do with the giver.
  • Lastly how does it make you feel when you have it on? Do you feel special? Does it make you want to go out and have a good time? If the answer is no, get rid of it!
  • One more thing don’t attach a dollar amount to the item. Just let it go.
By keeping in mind the bullet points above your closet won’t necessarily look picture perfect, but it will serve you better. You just may find thing you forgot about or thought you lost.
Put on some good music and take a weekend to make your closet as pretty as only you can make it. More importantly have fun while doing it.
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Things I Love Right Now

February 11, 2015

1. Happy Jar: a dedicated to good things that happen to you throughout the year. At the end of the year you open it up and look at how good your life is. I really can’t think of better way to realize how grateful we should/could be than going through your Happy Jar at the end of the year. Sure some people are blessed with the ability to wake each morning with a smile on their face and be in that moment. I don’t happen to one of those people. Because when the alarm goes off at 4:45 am, I’m really not all that happy or grateful. It’s all I can do to get up wash my face, brush my teeth, put my gym clothes on and get out the door.

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Learn 5 Secrets to Put Procrastination Off Until Tomorrow

February 11, 2015
procrastination word abstract

“I can’t help it! I was born to procrastinate.” That was the statement I heard when talking with a new client about a week ago.

So I asked her, “Are you happy with your procrastination? Does it serve you well?”
“No!” she exclaimed. “That is why I called you. I’m missing important deadlines and my co­workers and family are fed up with me.”
Do these statements resonate with you? If so, then keep reading. You can overcome procrastination if you learn a few simple secrets. Sometimes procrastination (putting an activity off until a later date) is necessary — like when a higher priority item comes up that you have to work on. However, if procrastination becomes a habit, trouble often follows. Start by understanding that there is nothing genetically or inherently wrong with you. So far, scientists have not found a procrastination gene! That is good news because it means it is a habit you can kick.

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