April 18, 2012

NEW Series: *Reduce Closet Clutter* Tip #3


The best part of an ice cream sundae is the topping and the best part of an outfit is the accessories. I have an obsession with belts and scarves. I'm a visual person so having them out where I can see them is key. Some people can remember what they have or store them in drawers where they're accessible; but I need the visual reminder. So I came up with a solution that worked in my closet.


I hammered in three nails of different sizes to handle the large buckled belts, middle-sized buckles and small buckles. Being able to see them at a glance helps me know which one will go with each outfit best. I hang my scarves in a hanger with holes. I love being able to pull this out and glance through them.


Since accessories are small, it's easy to keep too many even when they are worn and out-of-date.

Tip #3: Set a limit and organize your accessories so you can view them in one motion (in a drawer, on a nail, in a bucket). This takes much less time than having to move things aside to get to them. Set a limit to the amount you'll keep and when you purchase a new one (scarf, purse, necklace) get rid of one. This will keep your accessories fresh, but manageable.


Let's Chat: What is your must-have accessory? Do you keep a certain number or are you unsure of how many you own? How do you store them?

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16 comments :

  1. I love scarves too. I store mine in a drawer, and on a scarf/tie rack. I like seeing the colors on the rack, it almost looks like a piece of art.

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  2. I love your accessory pics! Great ideas! I guess my favorite would have to be jewelry. Have to have my earrings and love my bangle sparkly bracelets!

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    1. That doesn't surprise me at all, sparkly lady. :D

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  3. My favorite is jewelry, especially my lia sophia pieces that are versatile. I love wearing the same piece in different ways. I guess that's the appeal to the little red dress. It's versatile too!

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    1. Yes, I love having pieces like that I wear tons of different ways!

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  4. I love my jewelry too :) particularly necklaces and I have them hanging on a wrought iron necklace hanger

    I think maybe youve answered my question as to why I hate my chest of draws except for my smalls
    I too am a visual person

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    1. Maybe we need see-through drawers for our dressers. ;)

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  5. Absolutely cannot go out without a necklace - I'm naked otherwise. It's really the only jewelry I ever wear. I love scarves in winter. I hang all my necklaces on a coat hanger and keep them inside my cupboard - works really well and like your belts it helps to see them all hanging up.

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    1. I love necklaces too! I think they add so much. So good to "see" you again! :)

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  6. Absolutely cannot go out without a necklace - I'm naked otherwise. It's really the only jewelry I ever wear. I love scarves in winter. I hang all my necklaces on a coat hanger and keep them inside my cupboard - works really well and like your belts it helps to see them all hanging up.

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  7. I love your scarf hanger idea! I don't know why I never thought of hanging my scarves, but it's exactly the solution I've been looking for. Thanks!

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    1. My husband was giving this away and I snagged it. I think it'd held his ties. There may be other kinds of hangers out there just for scarves but this one worked well for me.

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  8. JEWELRY! To me, jewelry makes the outfit. I love big necklaces, fun bracelets and earrings, and ring bling. :-)

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    1. You sound like my sister (heartsjoy above)! I love necklaces and earrings, but I don't wear bracelets as often; rings on occasion.

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