Archive for April, 2008

Shoe Organizing With Style – Every Summer

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

If you’re a woman, you likely love summer for the chance to show off your pedicure. Right?
Ok, well maybe it’s just because you love flip-flops? Either way, check out this cool option for storing, uh, hanging your flip flops. According to the Web Site, “My Pair Tree is a one-of-a-kind hanging shoe rack that holds six pairs of your favorite flip flops, crocs and sandals. Ready to hang from just about anywhere, let your latest styles bloom!”

My Pair Tree's unique hanger.

They have a lovely selection of ribbon colors to choose from, allowing you to customize your hanger. The special hook designed for this product will hold flip-flops, Crocs, or sandals. Priced at $16.95, this shoe storage system will fit anyone’s budget!

Thanks to Jon with My Pair Tree for sending us two samples last month. I used them as door prizes when I spoke to Junior League of Washington on April 28, 2008.

Closet Organization – Five Quick & Dirty Tips

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Organizing your closet is possible! Here are a few simple how-to’s for decluttering and organizing your closet.

  1. Empty out the closet completely. Yes, completely!
  2. While it’s empty, vacuum and dust the interior.
  3. Sort the clothing and accessories by categories: jackets, pants, skirts, shirts, shoes, belts, and so forth.
  4. Pick a category and start returning items from that group to the closet. When placing them in the closet, group them by color and by season. Don’t put clothes back that have stains or tears, are unworn, or are out of style.
  5. Hang the items ‘backwards’ Hanger on the a closet rod backward.(note the hanger in this picture). Once you wear the item, return it to the closet ‘forwards.’ At the end of the season all of the backward hangers are clothes you did not wear.

Bonus tip: Keep a paper bag in the bottom of your closet. During the season drop items into the bag you will no longer use. Once the bag is full take it to Goodwill or your favorite clothing charity.