Hey curvy girls all over the world,
Can you believe we are half way through February already? I can’t! Spring is literally right around the corner, even though it doesn’t feel like it since its 9 degrees here in New York City. Being that NYC is in a deep freeze I have been doing a lot of hibernating at home. Only going out when it is truly necessary. Since I’ve been home more this winter, I’ve realized that my closet is truly a hot mess. Being a fashion blogger and self proclaimed shopaholic has my bedroom looking like a mini department store. I’ve accumulated so many clothes and shoes that I literally have atleast 6 plastic bins filled with items that I haven’t even worn yet. All that means,is that its time for some spring cleaning.
A closet purge/spring cleaning is exactly what I need to jump start the spring season. I have so much stuff that I literally have a rolling rack in my bedroom that is practically leaning over and my shoe shelf can no longer hold shoes. Don’t let me get started on my makeup storage. My dresser looks like a MAC counter. It is imperative that I do something about it because I can never find anything and I wind up buying items twice for that reason. So, out of everything I just described to you, I’m in desperate need of closet organization.
I’ve always been a fan of closet organizational boxes because you can create order out of chaos. This year, I’m going to be trying out SOFI products. Have you ever tried their stuff? This will be my first time and I am so excited. I think it’s so cool that SOFI products are made of from a minimum of 65% recycled content and even more important they are super affordable with prices ranging from $9.99-$29.99.
SOFI Brix Box, Small along with a few other boxes.They have simple and soft geometric forms with rounded corners. I love the zipper accents and woven hand materials. I don’t have to worry about my clothes being damaged because of the stain-guard protected silken textured exterior.
I am going to do a before and after closet cleaning post using the SOFI products. When it comes to getting your closet organized the first thing you must do is to purge your closet of things you don’t need, can’t fit, or don’t want. In my after post I will share more closet cleaning tips with you.
Organizing expert and President of Chaos to Order Monica Friel has some amazing closet cleaning organizational tips. Checkout a few of them below
- Reimagine your closet as your personal chic boutique: Before you begin to organize, make sure you have cleverly-designed products to make your closet inspiring, vibrant and fun! The new line of SOFI™ home organizational products can help you makeover your closet. SOFI products feature stylistic touches like gold fasteners and zipper accents, geometric print interiors, in a sophisticated color palette to bring you inspiration every time you open your closet door.
- Now, Be a Style Editor: Go through your closet item by item. Eliminate what feels drab while gathering ideas for pieces you can add to update your existing clothing collection.
- Group Similar Items Together: The best way to know exactly what you have is to put like-items together. Use your style editor-eye to organize by type of clothing or style and then by color.
- Celebrate the Season: Keep the clothes you’re currently wearing accessible so that you don’t have to waste time searching for the things you need. For quick access to clothes and accessories, use a SOFI™ Brix Box™ with pull-out handles and open tops or a SOFI™ Zipper Tote™ for quick, front-panel access to clothes and accessories. And, take advantage of floor and shelf space in your closet with a SOFI™ Stax Shelf™that makes the most of existing vertical and horizontal space.
- Forget Last Season: Take time to get out-of-season clothes stored away. This will make your closet feel less cramped so you can easily see what you own before hitting the stores.
- Organization is not a Destination: Organization is an ongoing process that requires efficient systems, maintenance and the good old-fashioned discipline of putting things back in place. With Monica Friel’s tips, you’ll be on your way to having your own couture closet space!
Feel free to share some of yours with me in the comments below. I need all the help I can get.