Sunday, April 17, 2011
I've edited my wardrobe, but I haven't actually organized and cleaned it yet. I usually do that a couple of times a year. Maybe you've come across Anna Dello Russo's ten TOP rules to clean your closet :
"SPRING has arrived!
It's time to change season
into your WARDROBE.
Just few people know how to do it,
for example my mother misses my presence
in family home in crucial moments as this.
I'm going to tell you my TOP 10 rules:
1. Elimina tutta la FUFFA.
perchè fuffa genera fuffa!
I say this in Italian cause the word "FUFFA"
is difficult to translate in English, but I try.
1. Remove all RUBBISH
because rubbish generates rubbish!
2. How to FENG-SHUI teaches you,
you must make new empty ROOM
for revitalize your seasonal wardrobe.
3. Store only the whole OUTFIT.
In a future day, would not make sense
to find a simple sweater desperately.
4. Buy only thin, non-slip
HANGERS in asbestos.
Those big, slippery, old, wooden hangers
take up too much space.
5. Organize your closet by ITEMS:
coats with coats, dresses with dresses,
pants with pants, skirts with skirts ...
so you wouldn't buy the same thing twice!
6. In front of a dress to KILL or to KEEP,
future generations 'll want to see it?
7. Put the SHOES away from clothes,
in the appropriate boxes with Polaroids.
The leather's smell doesn't match
with the fabric's smell.
8. Preserve the stretch STOCKINGS
in their packaging.
There's nothing worse than
wearing damaged filanca.
9. Don't SQUEEZE the clothes on each other.
like flowers in the garden need their space!
10. Don't use ANTI-MOTH chemicals,
you don't want to go out
stinking of naphthalene!"
This is too funny - asbestos hangers?? Shoes away from clothes because the smells don't match? I guess this is not a problem for someone that holds her entire wardrobe in a separate apartment. Read it here.
I have old wooden hangers, and I kind of like that they are big and take up space. They help give each item it's own space, like flowers in a garden:). Still, my closet is way too cramped, especially where the hangers are. I try to follow Anna's rule #5, not because I'm afraid I'll buy the same thing twice, but because I like organizing. I keep my jeans, striped tees, tees, tanks and longsleeves in separate piles. I also fold my cashmere sweaters/cardigans, I read somewhere hangers aren't good for cashmere. Button up shirts, dresses and some tops are on hangers. I have some lavendar bags in different places, I like the way they smell and I've heard that carpet beetles don't like it.
I have a week off from work now, and it's time for a closet organizing day, I clean it, replace the lavendar bags with new ones and organize my piles. I'll also clean my winter shoes, insert shoe trees and put them in their boxes. Do you have any closet organizing tips?