Are you a Type A or Type B person? The other day I was talking to a friend and she said to me, you are for sure a Type A person, right? That’s when it truly dawned on me that social media can portray a completely different picture of you even if you are trying to be as authentic as possible. We will leave that topic for a different day but my answer to my friend was OMG no- I am completely opposite from Type A! (maybe not completely but you’ll see what I mean).
Organization is NOT my thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE an organized home which is why I have absolutely LOVED partnering with Kenzie who is the founder and organizing expert behind Simply Dare.
Guys- she has saved my unorganized life! lol
In today’s post, I will be sharing with you how she completely transformed my closet. If you do not know, I recently purchased a new home so she came in perfect timing to help me get setup and organized at the new home.
One of my biggest challenges is the amount of clothes I have. As a fashion content creator, I receive clothes WEEKLY! I know…..it’s excessive. Some I keep for personal use, and some, I have had the intention of selling/donating but due to the lack of time I have on my hands, I have just been “saving” it for later. Yeah, needless to say, it was a hot mess!
So, in preparation to Kenzie visiting my home, I took out of my closet everything I knew I was ready to part with. Some new, some old etc. This is something she could’ve helped with during the process but due to the nature of what I do, I took it upon myself to do this before hand. What I love about Kenzie is that as part of her organization service, she takes the items you part with to a consignment store for you! Talk about convenience! If the consignment store does not take them, she then takes them to locally-owned donation centers and/or national charities. Win Win!
Then the day was finally here and this is what went down along with some tips directly from Simply Dare that could help YOU get organized today!
- The Simply Dare process for organizing any space is to first clear the area and sort into like-with-like categories. Once your sorting is done, start releasing what no longer serves you. You can space plan a little easier after realizing what’s actually staying.
- Space planning allows you to map out where you want each category to go and where you will have space to style and decorate.
- Lastly, sustain your new space with ease by adding labels where appropriate and adopting the habit of following your new system!
- Think of your closet as a personal boutique store filled with only what you love, wear, and need. Try to keep miscellaneous storage boxes out and placed in a separate area of your home so it feels like a curated space that inspires you to get dressed each day.
- Be intentional about what you bring into your closet now after editing and organizing. One of my favorite maintenance hacks is to keep a donation bin somewhere in your closet so you can toss items in as soon as you realize you don’t want or need them anymore. I also recommend you set a reminder on your calendar every quarter at the start of a new season to edit and purge your closet.
- Organizing products that make the most impact in a closet are slimline velvet or wooden hangers, drawer dividers, shelf dividers, and purge/clutch storage so you can have a dedicated space for your beloved handbags.
- Lastly, don’t forget to utilize wall space. You can display your hats, hang scarves or belts, hang wall art, or add a hook to hang your robe so it doesn’t land on the floor when you get dressed.
Thank you so much Kenzie for giving me that “WOW” factor in my closet. If you are local, be sure to contact Simply Dare to get a consultation on how they can help YOU get organized.
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Stay tuned for a few more transformations! 🙂
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