Friday, March 14, 2014

Cosmopolitan Closets Top 5 Closet Tips

Happy Friday Everyone!  As we approach the weekend (some of us may have already started lol), I thought that I would share my top 5 organizing tips in case you want to tackle that closet you have been putting off!  So before you get overwhelmed, check out my tips below and let me know what  you think!  Also, don't forget to sign up to follow my blog, follow me on IG (link is on the side or @cosmopolitanclosets) and check out my Pinterest boards for organizing and decor inspiration :-)

 
TOP 5 ORGANIZING TIPS TO HELP  YOU GET STARTED
 
1. TAKE EVERYTHING OUT OF THE CLOSET
Its very hard to organize if you have a bunch of stuff jammed in there!
 
2. SEPARATE CLOTHES INTO CATEGORIES
I always pair tops, bottoms and dresses together.  Then I make sub-categories in each, by length, color and season.  You may not have enough space to have everything hung at the same time, so stick with one season.
 
3. BUY ALL THE SAME HANGERS
Nothing is worse than trying to organize with mismatched hangers.  Get rid of all wire and dry cleaner hangers and if you do not want to invest in the slim hangers, buy all one color plastic hangers (trust me, it makes a difference).
 
4. HANG EVERYTHING IN THE SAME DIRECTION
By doing this, clothes hang flat and don't get bunched on something hanging in the opposite direction.  You will be surprised by what a difference this makes.  When something has buttons or zippers, button or zip it!  I know its annoying, but it will allow the garment to hang flat.
 
5. IF YOU HAVEN'T WORN IT IN OVER A YEAR, L.I.G!
Letting things go or purging, is one of the hardest things for people to do and I must admit, I am recovering from being a bit of a clothes hoarder myself lol.  But honestly, let it go!  Clear your space, clear the energy and donate it to someone less fortunate.  Organizations like Dress for Success are great place to donate lightly worn clothing. 
 
 

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Linens-N-Things - Part I (BEFORE)

Hello everyone!  Ok.  Lets just get into this.  lol.  Linens are a pain in the a$$!  Most ppl don't have the space or time to bother with organizing them, so I decided to write a post that I hope can make it a bit easier for you to organize yours.  No matter the amount of towels, sheets and washcloths you have, the more organized they are, the easier they are find and the less of a mess you will have.  Take a look at my ideas below and let me know if it helps!!  BTW, after looking at this picture, I am going to do a before and after post because I can definitely reorganize!


Ok, so there is a lot going on in this picture, so let me break it down!

1st SHELF:   The top shelf has towels (all folded in the exact same direction) on both sides, hand towels in the middle and washcloths in front on the towels on the right hand side.  I stuck my iron on the shelf for the time being.

2nd SHELF: This shelf has sheets on the left, more towels on the right and pillowcases and misc. washcloths in the middle.  I have way too many washcloths

3rd SHELF:  This shelf is filled with hair and body products.  I bought baskets from the Dollar Tree to make sure they didn't fall all over the place.  They can be pulled out for easier access to the products :-)

4th SHELF:  This shelf has a bunch of miscellaneous things.  The large basket on the right houses all my candles.  Much easier to consolidate them in one location.  The middle wooden basket has thread and buttons (I have 2 of the same basket, one is behind the first one you see).  The left side has candles in glass jars and some other canisters.

The bottom drawers house even more products!  The first drawer has all my craft supplies; ribbons, glue sticks, glue gun and more.  The second drawer has all my combs, brushes, curling irons and blow dryers.  The bottom drawer has extra toiletries and travel-sized items.  The purple-lid containers have hair accessories like hair ties, headbands, rollers and I have my wrapping paper propped up on the side. 

I think thats everything.  Look out for the Part 2 - AFTER once I reorganize it this weekend.  Thanks for reading!



 
 
 
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Touch of Polish!

Happy Hump Day everyone!  I am a bit late with this post, been swamped at work. Anyway, I have been looking for a solution for my plethora of Essie polishes. Currently, I have them in my makeup cube and in the medicine cabinet in the bathroom, but I really want them in one place.

Since I have tried to maximize all the surface space in my bedroom, I decided to research a wall unit to house them. I found an acrylic nail polish rack  on Amazon for $3.95 (check the link, I think the price went up to $20)!  Yes, $3.95!  But don't be fooled, the shipping was $30!  In any event, the total price was less than the alternatives. It arrived a couple weeks ago and I was so shocked at how big it is, I mean I think it really belongs in a nail salon. Nonetheless, I wanted to share it with you while I continue my search. Maybe I will decide to keep and use it after all.

Check out pics below and let me know what you think. If anyone has any other ideas for nail polish storage, drop me a note! 

My makeup cube, with my Essie polishes on top!  Doesn't fit all my polishes though. 

An empty acrylic rack, seems a bit too big :-(

WOW!  Didn't realize I had this much polish lol. 

It's pretty slim, so maybe it will work! 








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