how to organize your closet in three steps

  1. gloria sutton says:

    Love your closet, very well organize!!!.

  2. Cindi Brankin says:

    Your closet is amazing! I cleaned out mine the other day. I had over 20 items that I consigned to the real real and Linda’s Stuff…$$$.
    I have been a follower of your IG account for awhile. I turned 50 last year and went grey. There was no way I was going to sit through the color process in a mask! I was apprehensive at first but now I am so happy I made the decision. I have received tons of compliments. Strangers come up to me asking me who colors my hair. They are shocked when I tell them it’s my natural color.
    You’re IG account helped me have the moxie to make this decision. Thank you

  3. Cheryl says:

    Great post as always. Just wish my closet was a bit bigger….between my fashionisto husband, and myself, it’s bursting!!! I so hate having to switch closets out every season! Maybe the next house….😉
    A quick note about donations. The local charity I donate my gently used clothes to takes clothes they deem not salable and sells them for scrap or rags. Still makes money for the charity. So I bag up the stuff I’d throw away, label it, and include with my donation. Not sure if all charities do this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if most do. Just a thought.
    Happy New Year, Beth. Looking forward to your posts this year…maybe we can finally show off what we’ve learned from you to the outside world!

  4. RORY says:

    You have inspired me!!!!!

  5. Maria says:

    I love your style and your closet. P.S. I also love your pets.

  6. Gloria says:

    Number 1, I love how your furry friends “help” you organize your closet. Clearly, they think you just need a little bit more fur tufts as an outfit accoutrement. HA!

    Number 2, thanks for keeping it real and breaking this down. I have such an emotional attachment to clothes for some reason. But I am getting better! That fabulous dress I wore to one holiday ball and haven’t fit in since 2001? The super cute but super tight classic black skirt suit? GIVEN TO A NEW GOOD HOME. Those Stuart Weitzman’s with a broken strap because I got the heel stuck in the grass? FIXED! My ratty yet comfy-cute pjs? GONE!

  7. MaryLynne says:

    Your post was so timely. The long clothes pole\shelf in my new(2yearsago) 8 by 8 closet fell down. I guess one can have too many clothes! Now I am forced to purge. Because of surgeries and covid I haven’t worn most of my clothes in the past 18 months so the one year rule doesn’t apply at this time. I’ll go with “would Beth wear this?” And does it make me look good? Thank you for your inspiration!

  8. Rebecca says:

    Thank you for reminder and inspiration. My closet is still overflowing with classic clothes. So my question is how long can we keep our classics without looking like an old classic? I’m kinda stuck. Especially with COVID and not going anywhere, I’m not getting good use out of them. Thank you for all the time and work you put in.

  9. I luuuuuv your closet! All your advice is good too. Thanks for the inspiration. Maureen

  10. Celine Stanasolovich says:

    I agree with Cheryl. I was told to donate everything. They will sort saleable vs. scrap and still make something from the scrap items.
    Also, love your closet and your helpers!!

  11. Lyn says:

    You just got me thinking – I thought I had my closet all organized and I just remembered our guest room closet where I have several garment bags full of cocktail dresses that I haven’t worn in probably 5-10 years! They are all beautiful dresses – black velvet, lace, etc., but my lifestyle is completely changed since retirement. Maybe someone else will enjoy them. That’s a activity for tomorrow!

  12. Andrea says:

    I bet the world, right now has the cleanest, well organized closets 😉

    I am a real minimalist, so it doesn’t take me long, but I love refining processes and yours always make life easier.

    Humane societies will also take certain items for stuffing in animal beds. Anything beats the landfill.

    Thanks again for the inspiration. Excellent timing right now as spring is around the corner – well, close enough for me.

  13. Karen Eager says:

    Oh Beth, at a time when I am feeling particularly disappointed with myself and seem to have lost my way with my style, it’s good to know I’m getting something right! I’ve been organising my wardrobe like this for years (my mother taught me well). In Spring I pack away my winter wardrobe and revitalise my summer one, but before I do, I chuck out anything I haven’t worn or can’t decently get into. It saves space and as you rightly say, time when deciding what to wear next. Great article.

  14. Trish says:

    Happy New Year, Beth! Timing couldn’t be better for me.. I’ve let me shiny silvers/white grow out, have lost 23 lbs. so nothing fits (thankful for belts/loops). At a loss as to start building a small, well curated, seasonless wardrobe. I used to rock warm autumn tones…now, I don’t know which neutrals to start with, living at the beach in Southern California, casual retired lifestyle. Any thoughts, suggestions would by appreciated, I love how your creative style.

    Thanks, a fan,

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