Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Cosmopolitan Closet Makeover #3: A Brownstone Boudoir

In April, I had the pleasure of cleaning out and reorganizing my bf's mom's closet, which is inside a beautiful brownstone. I had no idea how much space the closet had and the pictures don't do it justice. On top of a bi-level hanging space, there is a chest of built-in drawers and a side closet with shelves perfect for linen, toiletries and accessories.

Cosmopolitan Closets Spring (or maybe summer) Cleaning Chronicles: The Big Changeover

Every season we go through this rigmarole, packing summer clothes away in the fall and bringing them back out in the Spring.  If you are smart, you try not to do it all at once like me or otherwise, you are in for a treat like the one below.

This was a disaster of my making - HELP!

So I set out to change my winter and summer clothes in one afternoon and when I think about it now, I definitely would break it up over 2 days going forward; one day for the closet and one day for everything else!  Check out my pics below and let me know how you change your clothes over season to season!  Feel free to leave a comment or send me pics to post on here (email is mboyd@cosmopolitanclosets.com)

Skirts and dresses hung by arm length and color (sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve)

Blouses hung the same, by arm length and color! 

Another view of the blouse side!

Colorful cardis rolled in the drawer!

More pics to come later, but I store my clothes under the bed in long, flat totes, as well as in the closet in larger totes, that house winter skirts, sweaters, shirts, boots and accessories! 

Remember this cube from my blog post on customizing the cube for your home?  Well before it was stuffed with sweaters and wool pants. Now it houses my summer skirts, jeans and cotton ankle pants (which I have in every color thanks to Old Navy lol). The little boxes on the top have headbands and the drawers hold pjs!

Stuffed with winter clothes (boooooo!)


Cosmopolitan Closets Spring (or maybe Summer) Cleaning Chronicles: The Great Down Under

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I must say, I am so sorry for my absence, life gets in the way sometimes.  However, I am back and have so many things to share!!

So, I am super excited about the change in weather and I think that summer is upon us.  Nonetheless, Spring cleaning is still in full effect, perfect for recharging, reflecting and of course, organizing!  With that being said, one area that I know that could use some attention, is the area below my kitchen sink which is often neglected.  I tried to come up with the quickest, least expensive option for me (since I rent and cannot install racks) and it involves the Dollar Tree and some good ol' fashioned organizing.  Take a look at the pics and let me know what you think.  Also, I attached a few pics from Pinterest (of course) for inspiration!  Happy Cleaning!

Here is a link for the plastic storage baskets  that I used from the Dollar Tree (my second favorite store next to Marshalls lol)!

Here are a few pics from my sink area where I have used simple storage baskets to house cleaning supplies and other household/kitchen items. Nothing fancy, just quick and easy storage to help reduce clutter and confusion. Sometimes that's all it takes. :-)

From Pinterest!

From Pinterest, perfect for those that rent, easy to remove shelves and baskets are the best option to keep things organized!

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