With a small closet, real estate is precious and every year I discover some many clothes I don't wear taking up this valuable space. The rule of thumb I follow is if I didn’t wear it at least once last season I donate it. The same rule applies to (gulp) my shoes. And every year I discover so many pairs of shoes I didn't wear, sadly most are heels. As a mom I don't wear my heels on a daily basis. Don’t misunderstand my shoe collection is not a bunch of ergonomically correct clogs, I still have plenty of “hot” shoes to wear on date-nights. Not only do I feel a sense of accomplishment when I walk into my freshly organized closet with some empty hangers, but it is so nice to donate my gently used clothing to a cause!
Aside from organizing my closet, I always revisit my costume jewelry each season. One of the best organizing tips for earrings is using fishing tackle tray to display all my ear candy! I can finally see every pair in the morning when I am getting ready. Here is another idea I found on Pinterest for organizing your jewels!
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