It’s Time to Thin Out Your Closet! Ready for the Challenge?

So many people have problems thinning out their closets and have clothes hanging in there that they haven’t worn for years. “I’m going to lose weight and fit into those jeans I wore 6 years ago” or “I love that dress…I’m sure it will come back in style” are just a couple of reasons. If you are ready to start the challenge here is a simple tip: Step 1: You probably have your hangers facing in the same direction but if you don’t it’s time to start. STEP 2: Invert all the hangers so they are all facing the opposite
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Categories: Closets and Organizing.

Tank Top Solutions

Check out this awesome clothing storage solution if you have limited space or just want to see your undershirts/tanks a little better!   “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” — Steve Jobs
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Categories: Bedroom and Closets.

Choosing What to Keep

If you are trying to get rid of things, choosing what to keep can be quite difficult. Many things have significance aside from their use. Other things you think are just cool, regardless of whether you use them. So how do you decide what to keep? Try these things: If you are trying to get rid of clothes, make a pile of the clothes you are unsure about tossing. Then try to wear them in the next week or two. If you don’t, toss it. If you do but you didn’t like it or were uncomfortable, toss it. If you do and
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Categories: Bedroom, Closets, and Organizing.

Spring Cleaning: Clothes Edition

Do you ever feel like you have just too many clothes in your dresser or closet? Or how about sifting through the heavy wintery denim or wool to find your spring tops? Stop there! If you don’t already, you need to start to rotate your clothes! Get large tupperware. Find a spot for it before you buy it. If you have space under your bed, get the low flat kind. If you have shelving in a closet, basement, or garage, get regular-sized rectangular ones. Pull out and nicely fold flat all of your winter items – from shirts to pants,
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Categories: Cleaning, Closets, and Organizing.

Closet Beauty

No matter what types of closets you have in your home, these little (or big!) spaces can be a real treat if you pay a little attention to them. Have you ever thought about how your closet is decorated? Not many people do. But its one of those spaces that can give a little added beauty and peace to your home.   Where to start: Think about painting the inside of your closet! Giving a closet a fresh paint job can transform how it feels to open the doors. A fresh white paint can lighten it up or a fun color can add
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Categories: Closets, Organizing, and Staging.

Setting New Year’s Goals

This year, lets tackle every room! 1. Make a list of each room or space in your house and give each one its own page. 2. Then write down a sort of SWOT analysis of the space. If your’ve never done a SWOT, it stands for Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, Threats. Now, you don’t have to do it exactly like that but the basics are this:   Strengths and Opportunities: What is the space for? What does it do well? Does this space do something better than another space? Is there extra space or potential for extra space? Could this room
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Categories: Before/Afters, Cleaning, Closets, Home Renovations, Kids, and Organizing.

Explosion of Linens

We were recently called in by a client who’s linen closet had exploded. Ok, not literally but when we got there you could not see anything but mounds of white sheet, towel, and blanket parts. It was quite a large closet. We took everything out, discarded old sheets, towels, etc. and put it back together again. When their oldest son came home from school and saw the closet, he was amazed.  He raced into his room and started organizing his closet! Glad we could be inspirational! BEFORE   AFTER   “When nothing goes right… go left.” – Anonymous 
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Categories: Bathrooms, Closets, and Organizing.

The Medicine Cabinet

Have you walked into your bathroom lately and opened your medicine cabinet? Or maybe, for you, it is the area under the sink or above your toilet. Bathroom “essentials” quickly loose their essential standing and become piled up extras. Why? Most of the time because you can’t see what you have to know that you don’t need to buy more! Check out these quick tips for making your bathroom essentials more visible! A magnetic strip for the small metal items like nail file, tweezers, and bobby pins. See the idea and a link to purchase here: on REAL SIMPLE! Little
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Categories: Bathrooms, Cleaning, Closets, and Organizing.

An Amazing Organizational Solution!

A recent client had an upstairs landing area that just cried out for good use of that huge space. They called in HauteMove and we worked with Julie from Kleppinger Design to design a bookcase system. Here is the large space before:         After the redesign, we created a space that is so usable and so beautiful! It is great for files/storage and it is a peaceful space to relax and read a book. We are very excited for our clients! “Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” – Brené Brown
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Categories: Before/Afters, Book organization, Closets, and Home Renovations.

You and Your Closet

“Americans rank closets as the most disorganized spaces in their homes, according to the National Association of Professional Organizers.” – blog.SpareFoot.com The InfoGraphic below has 8 great tips for paring down and organizing your closet as well as some interesting (and convicting) statistics about what is inside of the average American closet. Some good incentives to go through the 1-8! “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” -Napoleon Hill 
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Categories: Closets.