With a closet organiser system, everything has its place and you can find the garment you need quickly.  You will not waste time desperately hunting for something you know is hiding somewhere in your closet.  The side benefit is that you now have an increased awareness and more pride in your clothing and your day-to-day appearance.

A crisp, clean and seriously organised closet is relatively easy to maintain and looks great.  Simply put, making the most of the space you have can make a world of difference when it comes to your closet.

There is little point in owning the latest bag or dress if you cannot find it in your closet when you are getting dressed. 

A custom closet is designed specifically to maximise all of your space with shelving, hanging and drawers to accommodate all aspects of your wardrobe.  A closet designer will create a configuration that is best suited for your lifestyle needs and makes your everyday clothing easily accessible.

Custom closets are high on the list of features that prospective homebuyers are looking for.  Realtors are keen to point out the custom closets in the master bedroom because they know they will be able to close the deal at a higher price.

Sweaters – Fold the very heavy sweaters so they do not lose shape on the hanger.  Colour code sweaters by weight, and use dividers.  Use a sweater folding board to make perfect folds. 

Jeans – Jeans can be arranged by cut, brand, colour, style, or size. I tend to go by colour and brand. I hang them by the hem and organize by dark to light denim.

Pants/Skirts/Shorts – Hang them using clips and fold in the sides so the outside of the garment is not marked by the clips.  This also makes everything look uniform on the hanger and gives it a cleaner side profile in your closet.

Dresses – Hang by colour rather than length starting with strapless and go to long-sleeve and by season, day and night.  Never leave your dresses, or any other clothes, in the dry cleaning or plastic garment bags. The chemicals from dry cleaning attack the fibres of your clothing and cause damage. 

Bags/Scarves/Hats – It is hard to change bags if you cannot see them.  Scarves folded in piles by colour and material works best, and makes it easy to pull one out without ruining the organisation of the rest.  For hats, place in hat boxes.  

Shoes – Arrange shoes to go right shoe toe out and left shoe heel out so you can see both to make finding what you’re planning to wear easy, organize shoes by colour and style. 

Lingerie – Organise by colour, size, and type.  Rotate your bras and underwear so you’re not wearing the same few all of the time.

Jewellery – Should be kept neat and uncluttered.  It’s also a great way to see what you have and makes it easy to identify the jewellery you want to wear.

Donate anything you have not worn in more than two years that has no intrinsic value.  For some garments remaining on the shelf have them tailored, repaired and or re-purposed.  If you are unsure of how to do this, then calling a professional who is aware of trends and sensitive to your style and goals helps. 

I am all about remixing unused clothes and creating a whole new wardrobe I did not even know existed in my closet.  The only problem now is I feel a little unsatisfied with my little closet.

Until next week.  Stay Fabulous. You can contact Lucretia at

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