February 12, 2013
January 10, 2010
Have you found yourself running late for work all because of your closet? Well we called upon Megan Kristel from Kristel Closets to answer the question for us!
How can I organize my closet to make the morning easier?
It doesn’t matter what sort of morning person you are – whether you wake at the first glimpse of sun, singing with the birds, or hit the snooze and snuggle in until the last possible moment – an organized closet will get you out the door with relative ease, in style, feeling that little tingle that today you may just conquer the world.
1. Start with a purge. Now is the time of year for renewal, so get in that closet and remove anything you are not wearing and/or do not LOVE. Ask yourself: Does it fit? Do I love it? Is it in style? If you answer yes to all of these questions, go ahead and keep it, if not, find it a new home. The closet clean out is the least glamorous but most important step in getting a closet and wardrobe ready for the New Year.
2. Actually clean your closet. That’s right, with a mild soap and warm water – when was the last time you did that? While you are in there vacuum out those dust bunnies and have a fresh start. Think about it, you spend good money on your wardrobe, don’t just shove your items into a filthy closet. Show them some care now and they will last you for seasons to come.
3. Organize the way you dress. Take some time to think of what works best for you. We have many clients, specifically who work in the corporate world where full suits are mandatory who prefer to hang each “capsule” together. For example, their navy suit is hung together, followed by all of the coordinating layering pieces. Some clients go as far as hanging the appropriate accessories and undergarments together.
4. Keep it well stocked. Evaluate what you wear all the time, your staples: a white blouse, dark jeans, grey slacks etc. and buy multiples. This way you can create your favorite outfits without having to worry if a key piece is in the wash. Do the same with tights, pantyhose, and camisoles; keep multiples on hand so you are ready in a moments notice.
5. Pay attention to the details. Like any great outfit, a well appointment closet has some key elements that will not just get you organized but inspire you to stay that way! Below are a few simple and affordable additions to your closet – no matter how big or small – that will make a big impact:
6. Get ready the night before. Save tons of time by laying out your outfit the night before. Better yet, review your agenda for the upcoming week over the weekend and pull everything you will need for a week. Clients of ours who picked up this habit tell us by spending an hour on a Sunday prepping for the week they save 30 minutes every morning. That’s an extra 2 ½ hours of snooze time!
Megan Kristel is the President and CEO of Kristel Closets, Inc. a leading image consulting and wardrobe management agency with offices in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. With an emphasis on customer service, the team offers their private client an exceptional experience and an opportunity to discover the image and style that best suits their individual personality and lifestyle. As a style leader, they connect clients to the appropriate resources and establish a supporting relationship that lasts a lifetime. To learn more about these services and to sign up for their FREE monthly newsletter, visit http://www.kristelclosets.com or their blog http://www.thewelldressedlife.blogspot.com.
Thanks Megan for contributing this great post!
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