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Organize your wardrobe

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by diana, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. diana

    diana Bronze IL'ite

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    10 Tips for Organizing Your Closet
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    Storing your clothes well means they'll always look their best. And when your closets and drawers are well organized, you'll find you wear more of your clothes more often.
    1. Divide the closet into zones, and use three short rods rather than a single long one. Hang dresses, robes, and coats from one high rod; hang blouses and short items from another high rod, and skirts and folded slacks from a low rod below.
    2. Group clothes by color.
    3. Stack cubbies across the closet floor to create space for shoes.
    4. Make sure shelves are adjustable, and line them with smooth vinyl matting, usually used to protect drafting tables. Cut the matting to fit each shelf, and fasten it with double-sided tape.
    5. Clean garments before storing them for the season. Sugar stains (such as wine) can set and spread over time. View our stain chart for information about treating stains.
    6. Remove dry-cleaning bags, which trap moisture; use fabric bags instead. And don't store wool or silk in airtight containers -- they need to breathe.
    7. Line very light garments with acid-free tissue.
    8. Fibers can dry out if the closet temperature is consistently above 75 degrees.
    9. Never let mothballs touch clothing; hang them in old socks or hosiery. If you suspect moth infestation, dry-clean the clothes, and wash the closet with mild soap and water.
    10. Before storing heavy coats, stuff the arms with acid-free tissue.

    Organizing Dresser Drawers
    These strategies will help you organize your dresser drawers.
    Accessories Drawer: Line shallow top drawers with velvet (use archival glue to back the velvet with poster board). This will provide plush support for delicate items such as scarves and jewelry. Martha likes to use small aluminum containers to store notions.
    Sweater Drawer: Use a deep drawer for sweaters -- never hang knits -- and place cedar blocks inside to fend off moths.
    Knitwear, Stockings, and T-shirts: Create removable compartments that fit your clothes (placing small boxes inside drawers for items such as underwear and socks), and make the fewest folds possible in order to reduce creasing. Line drawers with acid-free tissue paper.
    Pants Drawer: Save a drawer for khakis and jeans. Acid-free paper will protect them from splinters and acids in the wood.
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  2. Anandchitra

    Anandchitra IL Hall of Fame

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    Thanks Diana i'm planning to get mine done this week. this will come in handy.
     
  3. vivbass

    vivbass Gold IL'ite

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    Gr8 idea diana,thanx:clap
     
  4. sudhakrishnan

    sudhakrishnan New IL'ite

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    Thanx Diana nice tips...Some more helpful tips for all beautiful ladies..

    A LOOK AT YOUR CLOSET
    • organization begins with an honest evaluation of your wardrobe
    • you should have nothing in your closet that isn't currently wearable
    • lose anything that doesn't fit or is out of style
    • if you haven't worn it in a year, ask when you will wear it again
    • make sure everything in your closet goes with something else
    • store nostalgic clothes with memorabilia if you don't wear them
    • place baskets for laundry, dry-cleaning, and alterations / mending

    CATEGORIZING YOUR CLOTHES
    • separate by season
    • store off-season in another area if short on space
    • separate by clothing purpose (formal, work, casual)
    • separate by type (jackets, blouses, pants, skirts, etc.)
    • separate by style (short-sleeve, long-sleeve)
    • clearly delineate categories with labeled rod divider discs
    • or assign each section to a different part of the closet
    • hang clothes by color from light to dark
    • for quick and easy dressing, hang full outfits together

    STORING YOUR CLOTHES
    • be aware of climate when storing items in an attic or basement
    • put in cedar chips to keep out insects
    • cardboard crossbars get sticky and leave a line on folded pants
    • wire hangers make marks in the shoulders of your shirts
    • stick to padded or plastic tubular hangers
    • take your wire hangers to the dry cleaner to recycle
    • use double-hanging rods for shorter items
    • get rid of dry cleaner plastic covers as they clutter up your closet
    • store small loose items in drawer systems or plastic tubs
    • socks, lingerie, bathing suits, pantyhose, etc.
    • roll up pantyhose to prevent runs
    • hang belts, hats, and purses on hooks on the wall
    • hang scarves on a hanger or scarf rack
    • take shoes out of their original cardboard boxes
    • use a shoe rack to keep footwear in sight and organized
    • install shelves or bins for folding items

    I hope it will definitely help you all........
     

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