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6 Ways to Style a Maxi Dress

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A knit maxi dress is a versatile wardrobe piece. It is simple and comfortable to wear and easy to accessorize. There are so many ways to style a maxi dress!

Being that it’s one of my personal favorite items in my own closet, I wanted to share a few of my favorite ways to style a simple knit maxi dress. You very easily bring it from day to evening, casual to dressy with a few well chosen accessories. The possibilities truly are endless!

Here my 6 favorite ways to style a knit maxi dress….

With a scarf

Adding a scarf elevates a simple dress to another level and gives an added element of interest and style. You can express your personality with a fun or pretty scarf. And it’s so easy to change out the look simply by changing the scarf.

With a wide belt

I love the simplicity of a knit maxi dress with a wide belt. Not only does it emphasize the waistline, but the right belt can really make a statement. Choose one that’s colorful and interesting, and your outfit will be simple by far from boring.

With a jacket

Make a maxi dress office ready by adding a jacket or blazer. It can take the look up to a much dressier level. Worn with a pair of pumps and some statement jewelry, you have a comfortable by sophisticated look that’s work-wear ready.

With statement jewelry

Adding a statement necklace or earrings to a simple knit dress can really spice up the look and make an impact on the overall feel of the outfit. It’s a super simple way to look amazing. Let the simplicity of the dress be the perfect backdrop for an interesting and eye catching piece of jewelry to shine.

With a button down

Wear a button down shirt over your maxi dress, and you’ll instantly change the look completely. By adding a shirt over the top of the dress, you are creating an entirely new look. It will give the impression of a top worn with a skirt, and will multiply your styling options.

With a cardigan

I love this look for church, date night, or some other semi-dressy event where you want to look pretty without having to put in a ton of effort. A colorful cardigan over a neutral dress with be eye-catching and eye pleasing. Add some jewelry and a pair of feminine shoes are your good to go!

So, which of these options is your favorite? Personally, I’ve worn and love them all!

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One Stop Shopping for All Natural Beauty Products

Do you, like me, try to use beauty products that contain natural and non-harmful ingredients? Do you ever find it challenging to find these items? Wouldn’t it be great to have a trusted source for all natural beauty products that you knew would have just what you needed when you needed it? Wouldn’t it be great if you could order those products from the comfort of your own home and have them delivered right to your door?

Well, I’m happy to tell you, there is such a place! Grove Collaborative is the place for beauty products containing natural and healthy ingredients and no harsh or harmful chemicals. Not only do they have beauty related items, such as shampoo, make up remover wipes, and moisturizer, they also carry products for the home and other personal care items. It’s a one stop shop for all things naturally based!

I love shopping at Grove. Every month, I receive a box from Grove filled with items like soap, laundry detergent, body wash, and multipurpose cleaner. These items come from brands such as Seventh Generation, Mrs. Meyers, and Acure.

They are continually adding more products and expanding their inventory to include more brands like these. And the website is super easy to navigate. It’s a great place to shop and I’ve always been extremely happy with the service I’ve received from the company.

An added bonus is that because it’s an online company, they can keep their costs down, and they pass on the savings to the customer. That means their prices are almost always less than you’d find in stores.

I know it sounds like I’m a walking commercial for the company, but I just love it that much! No, this is not a sponsored post. I really do love the company and wanted to share it with you!

Check out a few of the things you can find when you shop with Grove Collaborative:

 

Go ahead, give Grove a try! I think you love it as much as I do!

 

 

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10 Books That Will Forever Change Your Prayer Life

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Prayer in the life of a Christian is very important, and worthy of special focus. Recently, I’ve been intentionally trying to learn more about prayer and to develop my prayer life more fully. I believe it is something all Christians should strive for.

The following is a list of books on prayer which I have found helpful and encouraging in developing my own prayer life more fully. Perhaps they will be encouraging to you as well.

 

A Simple Way to Pray by Martin Luther

A classic treatise on prayer written by a giant of the faith. This book is surprisingly easy to read, yet profound in the truths it contains about prayer. It is a quick and deceptively simple read with an enormous amount of depth and written (and translated) in an easy to understand style.

 

With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray

Another classic book on prayer by a well known preacher of old. From amazon.com: “This is one of the most beloved books on prayer, written by a man whose entire life was devoted to prayer. With Christ in the School of Prayer presents a thirty-one day tutorial: each chapter presents a new aspect of prayer, in a concise way that is at the same time rich and joyful, coming from the author’s vital relationship with God. A favorite book for generation after generation, it is as fresh today as when it was first published in the 1890’s.”

 

The Complete Works of E.M. Bounds on Prayer by E.M. Bounds

Yet another well known and much loved book on prayer. This is a thoroughly presented collection of eight books written by E.M. Bounds and covering every aspect of prayer in a readable way. Included in this collection are all that this great pastoral leader taught about the essentials, necessity, possibilities, power, purpose, reality, and weapon of prayer.

 

Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I find the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer so inspiring. His courage and depth of conviction in the face of the evils of World War II is a shining example of what it means to have true faith. In this book, he gives one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life. He had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment.

 

Taking Hold of God: Reformed and Puritan Perspectives on Prayer by Joel Beeke and Brian Najapfour

From Amazon.com: “In ‘Taking Hold of God’, you will enter the treasury of the church of Jesus Christ and discover some of its most valuable gems on the subject of Christian prayer. The writings of the Reformers and Puritans shine with the glory of God in Christ, offering us much wisdom and insight today that can make our own prayer lives more informed, more extensive, more fervent, and more effectual.”

 

Developing a Healthy Prayer Life by Joel Beeke and James W. Beeke

This is an extremely practical yet inspiring look at the place prayer should have in our everyday life. It is a gentle challenge to examine your prayer life and an helpful motivation to focus on making it more effective and enjoyable. I love the emphasis this book places on the joy to be found in prayer.

 

The Power of Prayer by Charles Spurgeon

This is a collection of six sermons on the subject of prayer by the Prince of Preachers himself. In it, Spurgeon shows why prayer is so powerful and how a believer might best go about praying.

 

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God by Timothy Keller

In this book, Timothy Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.

 

Becoming a Woman of Prayer by Cynthia Heald

I first read this book as a newly married young woman. It shaped my view of prayer and it’s place in my life. Prayer is our response to the One who has called out to us and desires to be in a relationship with us.  In this book, Cynthia Heald will encourage you to respond to God’s invitation to deeper intimacy with Him.

 

The Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick

From Amazon.com: “Inspired by the Kendrick Brothers’ movie, War Room, this resource is designed to help anyone learn how to become a powerful person of prayer. The Battle Plan for Prayer begins with prayer’s core purpose, its biblical design, and its impact throughout history. Readers will be guided scripturally through the fundamentals of how effective prayer works, inspired towards a closer, more intimate relationship with God, and shown how to develop specific prayer strategies for each area of life. Prayer can accomplish what a willing God can accomplish. It should be your first plan of attack in all of life’s battles, not your last resort. If you want to experience the joy of mightily answered prayer, then it’s time to engage with God at another level.”

 

I hope this list inspires you to take a deeper look at the subject of prayer, just as it has done for me. Do you have any favorite books about prayer? I’d love to hear about them in the comments, if you’d care to share!

 

 

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Transitional Style in Blue and Paisley

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I’m back with another modest fashion post. This one features an outfit in blue and paisley for transitional style to bridge the seasons from summer into fall.

This is a simple outfit, but the look can be quite dressy. The flowing quality of the blouse and the length of the skirt lend itself to situations when personal style might need to elevated a bit. There is an easy elegance in this look. It was simple to put together, too.

The blouse featured in this outfit is a nice neutral navy. The material of the blouse has a crinkled texture and the silhouette is loose and flowy. The blouse is really more of a tunic style and looks really good as part of an outfit with a slimmer fitting bottom half.

I paired the blouse with an a-line knit maxi skirt with a subtle paisley pattern. Even thought the pattern is a very subdued gray, it has a nice impact. Although it is a patterned skirt, it feels like a neutral that can be styled with a lot of different looks. It’s a nice seasonal transitional piece that can be paired with a t-shirt or with a sweater to extend the season.

My favorite pair of denim colored espadrille wedge sandals round out the look. A few simple pieces of jewelry complete the outfit.

This outfit is a great transitional style for this time of year, with the warmer fall temperatures creeping into cooler days that will soon be turning into truly chilly weather.

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What I Wore

Blouse: NY & Co. (thrifted—find similar here)
Skirt: Chris & Carol (similar)
Shoes: Clarks
Earrings: Amazon Collection

 

 

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6 Simple Ways to Celebrate Fall

6 simple ways to celebrate fall

Autumn is my favorite time of year. There’s just something about the cool crispness of the air, the crunch of fallen leaves under my feet, the hillsides around my home blanketed with riotous color, that makes my heart beat faster. The smell of woodsmoke and the taste of fresh apple cider calls to me and tells me it’s that time of year, a time of warm sweaters and cool mornings and hot cups of tea in the afternoon. The beauty of fall is singular among the seasons. How can everything be so beautiful when it is in the midst of dying? Come, come with me as I celebrate fall….

I know I’m not the only one who loves fall. There are so many wonderful ways to celebrate the season of autumn. I’ll share a few of my personal favorite ways to savor and celebrate all things autumn.

1.  Host a bonfire night

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Woodsmoke on the cool crisp air of an autumn evening is one of the season’s most delightful pleasures. Build a fire pit in your backyard (it’s not hard) or find a state park or campground near you that has fire pits for use. Invite some friends over for the evening’s festivities. Set up some chairs and bring out your warmest blankets. Snuggle down and enjoy the company of your favorite people for an hour or two as you roast marshmallows and watch the sunset. I guarantee you’ll create some wonderful memories to treasure for many years to come.

2.   Go apple picking

Do you live near a pick your own apple orchard? I’m privileged to live in a rural area with many local orchards. (I also happen to be blessed to have a little orchard in my backyard.) Search out an orchard where you can pick your own apples. It’s worth the drive if you don’t have one locally. Spend an afternoon in the fresh air, plucking some red, shiny fruit off some old apple trees. Be sure you bite into one of those lovely fresh, crisp apples and enjoy the tart juiciness.

3.   Read a book under a tree

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Wrap yourself in a warm sweater and relax with a good book under the canopy of a big tree. Savor the feeling of the colorful leaves falling to the ground around you.

4.   Bake a pumpkin pie

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With the advent of pumpkin spice everything, the simple goodness of an old fashioned pumpkin pie is sometimes lost. It’s the original pumpkin flavor that never gets old. You may not want a pumpkin spice latte or a pumpkin donut, but who doesn’t love a homemade pumpkin pie? The cozy feeling of baking in the fall,and the spicy sweet smells filling the house, are matched only by the deliciousness of eating what you baked!

5.   Have a cup of fresh apple cider

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In my opinion apple cider is the most delicious flavor of fall. If you can get a cup of the good stuff, the kind that hasn’t been pasteurized. It’s full of wonderful nutrients and it just tastes so yummy!

6.   Take a walk in the autumn woods

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Take the time for a long walk in the woods this fall. Take deep breaths and savor the scents and sounds around you. Walking through the woods in autumn can be a wonderful opportunity for reflection and relaxation. Slow down and enjoy the beauty surrounding you.

Those are just a few of my favorite ways to celebrate fall. Do you have any favorite activities you enjoy this time of year? What do you do to savor the autumn season? Please share in the comments. I’d love to hear your ideas on how to celebrate fall.

Flip House Tour: A Before and After House Tour

My family has been busy working on an important project over the past three months. The following post details what that project is and how it has impacted our family. If you’re a fan of shows about how to renovate a flip house (as I know many of my regular readers are) I think you’re going to enjoy this glimpse into our recent family project.

Flip House Tour

We drove up to the house and got out of the car. Unlocking the door and pushing it open revealed a house that had suffered obvious neglect. It needed some TLC, and that was exactly why we were there. We had a vision for this house, and we were ready to get started making that vision a reality. The vision we had for the house was a part of a larger dream we had for our family.

First, I’ll share a little background on our family. As the homeschooling mother of eight children, I have proudly poured myself into raising my children for the past 21 years.  It’s been a privilege and a joy. My husband Gilbert is a master craftsman. He has worked as a carpenter, general contractor and home builder, and for the past 30 years, has successfully owned and operated his own cabinetmaking business. In that role, he has designed and built exquisitely crafted cabinetry in high-end residential homes in Northern New England. A testament to the quality of the work he does is the fact that he has never, in over 30 years of business, had a need to advertise. All his customers come by referrals. Some of his work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens and Maine magazine.

I’ve always enjoyed watching TV shows about “house flipping.” I’ve often thought “We could do that!” With my husband’s experience and expertise, I knew renovating an existing home in need of repairs would be possible. As for myself, I have long had an interest in interior design. Having 10 years experience in graphic design, I have an eye for color and detail which I knew would lend itself well to home design. Recently, I took an online course called Flip Chick Academy. Taking the course gave me the inside scoop on just how all those people on the house flipping shows make it happen. The detailed training and advice I received through the course was invaluable in giving me a framework for starting that kind of business. Together, my husband and I would make a great team. The Flip Chick course challenged me to think beyond what I was doing in my everyday life and see the bigger picture of some of the things our family could do in the future. We decided to start Beacon Homes LLC with the intent to purchase and renovate homes in our area.

But, I’m a busy mom of eight; how would I juggle my responsibilities at home with this new venture? The answer was to get the whole family involved. We brought our children to our first flip house shortly after we bought it. When they walked in, they all turned up their noses a bit. It was dirty and needed some work. All they could see was what it was right then. Gilbert and I knew we needed to help them see what it could be in the future. So we enlisted their help. We cleared brush and planted grass. We painted and sanded and swept. We tried to make it as fun as possible for them, and we included plenty of incentives to get the jobs done. We also enlisted the help of some very talented professionals in the area to help us bring this project to life. As a family, through all the work and the play, the vision started to become a reality. They began to see what Gilbert and I had pictured in our own minds. The result was a beautiful, like new house that would soon become someone’s dream home.

Our family learned to work together to create something beautiful out of something that was at one time not so pretty. What we created will be a home to someone someday soon. Our hope is that this home we spent our summer beautifying will be a place of comfort and joy to another family. We know that the people who choose to live in this home will be very happy and content surrounded by this serene, peaceful space as they create memories and live their lives here in this lovely home. As a bonus, they will have the chance to be part of a warm and generous neighborhood of people who will welcome the new owners of this home with open arms.

It has been a privilege and an honor to work on this home, preparing it with careful attention to every detail. The loving care we’ve given this 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath house has transformed it into one that looks brand new. In this house, we have made a home we would be proud to live in ourselves. Our vision for this ugly duckling of a house was to make it into a beautiful swan of a home. We have certainly succeeded.

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Flip House Tour-Powder Room

 

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Flip House Tour-front view

 

Fall Fab Fit Fun Unboxing 2017

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It’s time for another Fab Fit Fun unboxing! This box is the fall 2017 box. It’s full of all kinds of fun goodies. This is one subscription box that always has something really great included in it. The variety of items in each box is excellent and the choices the curators make are very well done. I look forward to receiving this box each season.

The fall box is no exception. There is a nice selection of different kinds of items in this box. Although there are some things included in this box that don’t excite me, most of them are things I am looking forward to trying out.

If you like what you see here, you can get a Fall Fab Fit Fun box of your own by using this link. The cost of the box is $49 per box and a new box comes out four times a year. The estimated value of the items in each box is always well over $250, so it really is a huge bargain. Plus, it’s like getting a surprise gift four times a year!

How fun is that?

Without further ado, let check out what’s in the Fall Fab Fit Fun box….

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Mer-Sea & Co. Scarf

This scarf is so luxuriously soft. When I took it out of the box, I was so excited. I love scarves, and the color of this one is beautiful. By far the best part of this scarf, though, is the soft texture. It’s cozy and snuggly and I can hardly wait for cooler weather to set in so I can start wearing it! (Retail value: $98)

Private Party Gym Bag

This cute bag features a denim style material and a fun saying on the front. It can make going to the gym more stylish and sassy! I don’t go to the gym—I do my workouts at home, but I can think of a bunch of other uses for this bag. (Retail value: $59)

IMM Living Coxet Wire Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder

This pretty little holder is a great way to store some favorite jewelry pieces. It would look pretty on a vanity table or bathroom countertop. A handy and cute storage solution! (Retail value: $33)

Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask

This all natural beauty mask features ingredients like bentonite clay, aloe, and rosehip oil. It’s a naturally luxurious way to rejuvenate the skin. I’m looking forward to trying this one out. (Retail value: $48)

Mytagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack

An extremely versatile item, this hot and cold pack can be frozen or heated. It can be used to soothe any kind of ache or pain. (Retail value $15)

Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon

A handy, 2-in-1 product, this lip crayon features creamy, lightweight lip color with a matte finish on one end, and a nourishing lip balm for added shine on the other. Mine came in the color Tuscan Wine, which is a deep burgundy red color. (Retail value: $28)

DPHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

I prefer to use all natural ingredients in my hair. I’ve made my own ACV rinse before, but this one is conveniently already mixed and ready to use. I’ll definitely be trying this one right away. (Retail value: $35)

The Jetset Diaries Cable Knit Beanie

This cozy little hat will be very handy as the weather turns cold. It’s soft and warm and oh-so-stylish. (Retail value: $49)

As you can see, there is a nice variety of things include in this box. As always, it will be fun to try each item and see how I like them. I’m excited to get started!

Want to try out Fab Fit Fun for yourself? Join in on the fun each season and get your own subscription! Just follow this referral link and get $10 off your first box. Try it—you’ll love it!

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Simple Seaside Style

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This week’s photos are from a recent trip my children and I took to visit my grandmother, who lives on Martha’s Vineyard. This is the perfect time of year to visit there. The weather is usually beautiful, the crowds are a bit smaller than they tend to be in the peak of the tourist season, and the water is still warm enough that you can enjoy the beach.

This outfit is a very simple one, yet it very much represents my personal style. It is everyday elegance at it’s core.

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I wore a simple navy long sleeved T-shirt. This shirt is so comfy and goes with anything. I bought it at a discount outlet near our home (anyone in Maine familiar with Mardens?) for a great price. It know this one is going to get a lot of use. A simple solid colored tee like this one is a wardrobe staple.

The knit maxi skirt I wore is a very simple one with an elastic waist. I’ve had this skirt for years and I don’t know what I’m going to do once it wears out, because I wear it so often! There’s something elegant about a long skirt blowing in the breeze, isn’t there?

To dress up the outfit and add a bit of interest to this very simple combination, I added a pretty light green scarf. This scarf ups the elegance factor by a lot!

Very simple stud earrings and my favorite Chloe + Isabel sunglasses round out the look.

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And of course, my bare feet make the outfit beach worthy! (I wore simple navy ballet flats with this outfit when I wasn’t walking on the sand.)

What I Wore

T-shirt: Ann Taylor
Maxi skirt: Old Navy (similar)
Scarf: Walmart (similar)
Earrings: (similar)
Sunglasses: Chloe + Isabel
Ballet flats (not shown): Nine West

 

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5 Fall Fashion Essentials

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Fall is here in all its glory. Around here, the weather has been unseasonably warm, but still the leaves are changing and the signs of fall continue to pop up all around us. And our wardrobes, despite the warmer temperatures, are beginning to show the change in seasons.

I love fall fashion. There’s something so cozy and comfortable about the items we tend to wear in fall. Call it “sweater weather” if you will, it’s a perfect blend of crisp morning air and sunshiny afternoon warmth.

For fall, I have a few standby wardrobe items I like to keep in my closet and at the ready for those perfect autumn days.

Here are some of my personal recommendations for fall fashion essentials.

Scarves

Nothing screams fall like a soft, cozy blanket scarf. Besides keeping you snuggly warm on those crisp autumn days, a scarf signals through your personal style that you are ready for the transition in the seasons. Scarves are my own favorite accessories and fall scarves are by far the best!

Here are a few options for stylish scarves that are perfect for fall.

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Boots

A nice pair of boots is not only a stylish option in footwear, but it’s also a great way to keep your feet toasty warm as the weather cools down. High boots, low booties, or something in between—they are all great for completing many fall outfits. Boots of any kind look fabulous with a variety of outfits, whether it’s a skirt with tights or jeans and a sweater.

Try these stylish options for great looking boots.

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Chambray

A chambray shirt is a wardrobe staple for any season, but there’s something about fall that enhances the wearability of a simple chambray button down. If you don’t already own one, go get yourself a nice quality chambray shirt to wear this fall.

 

Here are some to choose from.
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Cardigans

Another wardrobe staple that spans the seasons, a nice cardigan is the perfect transition piece. Cardigans are great for layering on those days in fall which start out cool in the mornings, then warm up by mid afternoon. Every girl should own a few in different colors.

These cardigans are especially nice choices.

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Plaid

Whether it’s a blanket scarf like I mentioned above or a cozy flannel shirt, plaid is the perfect pattern for fall. Something about wearing plaid in fall just somehow feels so authentically autumn.

Get yourself some plaid here. You won’t regret it!

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What are some of your favorite must have wardrobe items for fall? I’d love to hear from you, so please share in the comments below.

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Organize Your Wardrobe in Five Easy Steps

The following article is a guest post by Demi Giles of CleanStart Cleaning Service, a UK based cleaning company.

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Organize Your Wardrobe in Five Easy Steps

Organizing the wardrobe is not an easy thing to do. After a while there are more and more clothes that we just throw in our wardrobe and there comes a moment when we are facing the problem of not being able to find the item of clothing that we want to wear or there is no place to hang our new clothes. Don’t worry, there are a few easy steps that you can follow to organize and make clean your wardrobe.

1. Make the decision to organize

You might feel unmotivated to tidy up and clean your wardrobe but if you have gotten to the point where you can’t find that favourite shirt of yours or you bought a few new clothes and you cannot find any space to put them in, you are in a desperate need of a change in your wardrobe.

2. Take out everything

The most reliable way to do a proper organizing is to clean the entire inside of your wardrobe. Take out all the clothes and wipe the inside of the closet with a clean cloth. Now you can start with the actual organizing.

3. Take a good look around

We are all guilty of keeping clothes that we might never wear again but we just can’t bring ourselves to throw them away. However, there is no point in keeping useless clothing items which only make the clutter in your closet even bigger. Look around and decide which clothes you are actually wearing and which haven’t been worn in the last few years.

Of course there are seasonal clothes which you don’t have to throw away just because you are not wearing them now but I am sure that there are certain things you wear all the time and there are clothes which haven’t left the premises of your home in a long time. You can always sell or donate your old clothes when you want to get rid of them.

4. Organize for easy access

When you have finally decided which clothes you are keeping and which you are throwing away or donating, the time to finally put the clothes back in the wardrobe has come. If you put your clothes in order the clutter in your closet is bound to be more manageable. An easy trick to do a proper organizing is to keep the clothing items that you use often on your eye-level. This will give you a quick and easy access to clothes you wear every day.

The seasonal clothes which you are not wearing right now and the clothing items you keep only for certain occasions, you can stack them below your eye level and if there are still items you decide to keep but you don’t intend to use soon, you can put them up high.

5. Re-organize your wardrobe at the end of every season

A good way to keep your wardrobe in check is to do a re-organizing and cleaning by the end of every season. That way you can put away the clothes you won’t be wearing for the next few months and you will make space for the ones you are going to need this season.

Organizing and cleaning your closet is not that difficult. The one thing you should keep in mind is that you should be realistic and really keep only the clothes you are wearing for sure. That way you can avoid the clutter and you will be able to find your clothes much easier and faster. If you follow these few simple steps your wardrobe is going to look tidy in no time.

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