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Tips for Curating a Luxurious Walk-In Closet

Posted by creatingyourspace under Closet Organizers

If you have the privilege of a walk-in closet, you will probably never want to go back to a regular closet. This amenity is great for more than just storage, but it can also serve as a functional changing room. Depending on the size of your walk-in closet, you can make it even more of a luxury. Treat yourself with these simple four walk-in closet luxuries:

Full-Body Mirror 

If you have a walk-in closet, you mostly have a changing room. To make sure your outfits are always looking sharp, incorporating a full-body mirror is a must. Investing in a full-body mirror is the most significant investment you can do to help your fashion and style. There is no better way of assessing your clothing options than trying them on in front of a full-body mirror; trust us!

Built-In Closet Storage 

Next, buy a built-in closet storage system to take your closet to the next level, and have your closet more organized than ever! Be sure to buy one that has compartments for your casual and formal attire. You can also have built-in shoe departments, storage for ties, and even jewelry display areas.


Do you apply your makeup where you get dressed? If so, having a vanity in your closet can make sure your makeup and outfits flow perfectly. Use the extra storage compartment to put your everyday products for optimal use and function.


Lastly, you will want to have a place to fold your clothes, a spot to lay out your outfits, or just place your belongings. A countertop may not be the first thing you think of adding to your closet when designing the space, but this is a game-changer. Having cabinets inside the counter space will provide even more storage. Go for an island design or put it against the wall near your vanity. You will not regret this timeless investment. 

Upgrading your closet is a significant home improvement. While your closet may not be the first room you tackle to design, do not neglect it. This home amenity is used daily and should be treated with some love. For more home improvement ideas, make sure to subscribe.



How To Sell Your Clothes After You Clean Out Your Closet

Posted by creatingyourspace under Closet Organizers

Have you recently cleaned out your closet? It’s not an easy chore but it simply must be done on a regular basis if you hope to have a sane experience when you get dressed each day. Did you know, though, that there now exists some really cool options for the getting rid of the clothing you no longer want? They all smartly translate into ways to save money on the new clothes you plan to buy! Try one or all of these three suggestions!

  1. Visit a local retail resale shop. There are chains such as Buffalo Exchange and Plato’s Closet, and nearly every town has at least one resell shop. Your best bet is to locate several. Then, you can go to each of them until you’ve gotten rid of everything. Shops usually have very specific buying criteria so a dress that goes unwanted at one shop might just the thing a different shop is looking to add to their inventory. Also, ask whether they are a resale shop or a consignment store. Resale shops buy the clothes from you and take on the responsibility of reselling them. They typically offer either a cash payment option or a trade option that is a slightly higher value than the cash.  If you work with a consignment store they will sell the garment on your behalf and split the profit with you, but you aren’t paid until the item actually sells. This makes it a lengthier process, but it’s not uncommon to ultimately make more money on the sale than you would from an outright buy at a resell shop.
  2. Sell your clothing on Ebay. The site offers plenty of easy guides and tutorials to get you started. One very important pointer: Use great photos! People don’t typically respond to listings on Ebay that show poor photos of the item.
  3. Join an online resale community. This is the newest, coolest option to recently emerge in the online consumer market. And, it’s fun! Like Ebay, you list your items and then mail them when they sell. Instead of cash though, you earn credit to spend on items other people have listed. They typically give you 20% of the cut, and the site features a pretty platform that includes pin-boards and a feed like Pinterest. Some feature online parties too! Two popular sites are Poshmark and Threadflip. 



Ready for a Closet Redo?

Posted by creatingyourspace under Hints and Tips, Installation

Do you find that choosing clothes out of your cluttered closet is a source of anxiety? Did you buy some of those hangars that are supposed to save space only to find that your clutter just moved down a few feet? If so, it’s time for drastic measures. Follow these few steps to closet control.

  1. Empty your closet completely. Yes, all of it! Now promise yourself that nothing but the best will go back in your closet. In other words, if you wouldn’t buy it – full price – today, it’s leaving your life forever.
  2. Sort your clothes and accessories into three piles: keep, lose, or maybe. Take the lose items off the good hangers and put them in trash bags for donating. If you want to take a tax deduction, write down every item as you go (no details, 3 skirts, 5 blouses, etc. is fine). Put the lose bags outside your bedroom door and promise yourself you will not open them again.
  3. Take your keep items and check for any washing or repair needs before you put them back in the closet (on your good hangers). As you refill the closet, determine an organizational system that you think might work for you. For example, by season or by purpose (such as work vs. play).
  4. Now it’s time to address your maybes. The best way to evaluate them is by trying everything on in front of a full-length mirror. If you really don’t want to try something on, then it’s a goner. If you look at yourself and realize you don’t want to be seen in it, put it in discard. Keep only those things that you would buy again. Put the rest in bags with the other donations.
  5. Finally, take a look at your newly-arranged closet. And remember our fundamental rule as flooring people – always keep your clothes hung up, not covering your beautiful floor!