Maybe you’ve been wondering what you can do while in quarantine to help others. Maybe you’ve been really considering (better put, procrastinating) reorganizing your closet for a couple of years.
And the truth is if you don’t do it now while home 24/7, you’ll probably NEVER, EVER GET TO IT.
I sometimes need moral support as I start to dive into a task I’ve been putting off, so I’m starting with a closet edit. Here’s what’ll happen in the edit:
BREE JACOBY is going to tell me what to get rid of and what to keep.
(Score, I can’t make those sorts of decisions right now).
BREE JACOBY is going to give me tips on how to wear what I already have.
(Yes, I will be shopping inside my own closet exclusively for a bit here).
BREE JACOBY is also going to come up with a style vision for me.
What I’m most excited about though is that I’ll end the call with a few bags of clothes to donate. Above finishing something I’ve been meaning to do FOREVER, this is one way that I can give back with what I have right now. It’s one thing that I can do while I’m doing nothing.
It may seem weird, but we legitimately couldn’t be happier that you’re thinking about reorganizing your closet. There’s something about cleaning the deep recesses of your personal space that gives you a sense of WILD LIBERATION. You, however, came here for our recs because we reorganize closets ALL THE TIME.
So, let’s get to it. Here are the top 5 things you need to create a streamlined. Clean out your closet. Streamlined.
High-quality hangers. There are only two real choices here– velvet or wooden. Get velvet if your closet is full. Get wooden hangers if you want that minimalist look.
Shoe containers. These are stackable, with air vents, and little doors built in so you have easy access to your shoes. Yes, little doors!
Scotch guard. While you’re reorganizing, you also might as well commit to taking good care of your nice stuff. We promise it’ll take only 10 minutes a year. Spray this on your suede shoes when you start reorganizing and they’ll be dry the next day and protected for the next year. It’s true-we really like scotch guard.
Magic erasers. Yea, you need that same miracle sponge you use on your bathroom sink in your closet. It’s the fashionistas secret to keeping your white leather sneakers looking clean. Moisten, wipe, done.
Sandalwood incense. The denouement of your closet organization is adding a scent to keep it fresh. We love sandalwood incense, it smells great even unlit. It’s a simple, clean smell for your new simple, clean space.
We think its so important that you feel like you have a closet thats functional only filled with with things you love! You know the saying, less is more? We believe it to be true! When you have a closet of clothes that aren’t in color order or an overwhelming amount of clothes that are all similar, it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. Then, you think this to yourself, “I have nothing to wear!” To avoid the dreaded feeling, what we suggest is to buy things that make sense together (outfits) and to do a closet edit once a year.
Get some bags out for your donation pile and go ham. Here is how:
Bree Jacoby’s Rec’s
1. Keep the colors in your closet together. Sometimes we get asked if it matters long sleeves with short sleeves long dresses with short dresses? My opinion on that is it looks a lot cleaner keeping colors together vs style of the items. Keep sections in your closet organized by type ex: Jeans, Tops, Jackets all together. Then, organize it by color within those sections. Voila! You are off to a great start.
2. If you haven’t worn an item in over a year or two, ask yourself why. Is it the style? Is it the fit? Can it be tailored? If your answer is, I do not know how to wear it, Pinterest is a great option for ideas on how to pair that specific item with something. You can get some ideas from our page. If it doesn’t fit because it’s too big, then maybe it needs to be tailored with our friends of Hemster .
3. When you can’t tailor the item and it’s outdated, not in style and it just is down right not flattering, I say take a hard PASS on it! We call that a donate item!
4. Wishlist items should be last on your list. When you now have edited what doesn’t work for you, its super clear to see what you need (insert: sigh of relief!) Make a wishlist for yourself of the things you now need. We have a whole way of edited, so email us should you need anything!