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 Reasons  to sell  your second-hand clothes  in your closet

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Reasons  to sell  your second-hand clothes  in your closet

  • Decluttering: with fewer clothes in your closet, your mornings will be less stressful. It’s your first step to a more organized life!
  • Sustainability: in a society where most people throw away stuff that has been barely used, selling second-hand clothes can help to reduce waste.
  • Extra money: if you are trying to save money for your next vacation or build an emergency fund, making some extra money will help you get there faster.

With the resale market expected to grow to up to $41B by 2022, it looks like second-hand stores (both physical and online) are becoming much more desirable since the thrill of the hunt for gently used fashion is only becoming more and more enticing.

 

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Sizzlerz Closet : How to Organize Your Closet by Color to Help Every Day Be Bright

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Is your closet is out of control? It’s time to take action. You set aside some time to organize your clothes but when it comes time to actually do it you end up completely stumped. It doesn’t seem like a big deal at first but when you’re surrounded by piles of clothes, it can get overwhelming. You know that once you find theideal organizational system, you’ll never need to spend a full weekend organizing your clothes ever again. Have you considered organizing your closet by color?

Organizing by clothing type is another way to go. Should you organize your closet by color or type? Read on to find out the pros and cons of each!

Choosing to Organize by Color or Type

When it comes to whether you should organize clothes by color or category, it’s important to look at the pros and cons of each system.

Why Organize Your Closet by Color?

Color-coding your closet can help you save time in the morning. Even when you’re incredibly tired, you can remember the color of your favorite dress. All you have to do is glance at the closet to see the exact location of your red dress. It’s so much easier than having to remember that you moved your dresses to another part of the closet during your last organization session. Sorting by color significantly reduces sifting time.

Getting rid of clothes you no longer wear or that you don’t particularly like can help, too. It’s easy to lose certain articles in between other clothes. After some digging, you find a top and exclaim, “I forgot I had this.” Getting rid of excess clothes and organizing by color can prevent this.

Why Organize Your Closet by Type?

Many people organize their closet by type. Pants with pants, shirts with shirts, etc. It makes sense but is it as practical as it seems?

  • The benefits: You know exactly where your pants are, so there’s no frantic searching first thing in the morning
  • Why it doesn’t always work: You can go overboard. Who What Wearpoints out that some people get as granular as organizing their jeans by brand, color, cut, size or style. This can feel overwhelming and can be difficult to maintain.

How to Organize Your Closet by Color

If you’re ready to save time and effort when you dress, color coding your closet is the way to go. Here are some tips that will help you organize your closet by color.

1. Start by Decluttering

Decluttering is important for everyone to do regularly, but it’s especially helpful when you have a small closet. If your closet is stuffed to the brim, no amount of color coding is going to help.

Start by taking everything out of your closet. Put everything on your bed and go through each article one-by-one. Ask yourself:

  • How often do I wear this?
  • Do I still want this?
  • Does it fit?
  • Is it in good shape?

Asking these questions will help you determine what stays and what goes.

2. Color Coordinate Your Clothes

Now, make piles of clothes in similar colors.

3. Choose Your Closet Color Scheme

There are two ways to color coordinate your closet. You can choose to have a color-coordinated closet from light to dark or you can go withROYGBIV.

  • Light-to-Dark: Start with your white clothes and organize them so the darkest colors are at the other end of the closet
  • ROYGBIV: The colors of the rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Professional organizers tend to prefer this technique. It offers the best contrast between colors, making it easier to distinguish your clothes when you’re in a hurry. If you go this route, you’ll have to choose where to put your neutral clothes (white, black, gray, brown, etc.).

4. Figure Out Where to Put Multi-Colored Items

When organizing your closet by color, you might feel stumped by multi-colored clothes. All you have to do is determine the dominant color in the garment. Then, put it with like-colored clothes. Let’s say you have a shirt that has pink, green, turquoise, and purple. If the dominant color is purple, you’ll store the shirt with your purple garments.

Combine Organizational Techniques – the Best of Both Worlds

Another way to organize your closet is to use the color-coding technique in addition to sorting clothes by type. To do this, start by emptying your closet and decluttering. Then, make piles of skirts, shirts, pants, etc. Within those piles, color-coordinate your clothes.

Such a system may not be as aesthetically pleasing as a fully color-coordinated closet, but some people find it helpful to organize by type or silhouette, as well as color.

Increase Your Level of Organization with a Closet Organization System

Another way to save time and effort each day is to invest in a closet organization system from Harrisburg Kitchen & Bath.

Even the best color coordination can’t keep your closet organized if you aren’t fully utilizing your space. You could try individual closet organizers, but it can be frustrating to find the best-fitting pieces.

Instead of trying to develop a DIY organizational system, you should talk to us about ClosetMaid organization systems. Our organizers will turn your space into a beautiful display of your favorite clothes and accessories.

The ClosetMaid system is frustration-free. From design to installation, we take care of everything!

Why Invest Time, Effort and Money into Closet Organization?

You don’t keep tidy and organized simply because it looks good. There are so many benefits to staying organized. It truly touches every aspect of our lives.

An organized home can help reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. It can improve productivity and help you save a lot of time. Staying organized can also help you make healthier choices throughout the day, like eating healthy meals and taking the time to work out.

Additionally, a tidy closet can improve relationships, particularly if you share a closet with a loved one. No more bickering over lost clothes or who has more space. Keeping your closet organized will take some time and effort, but ultimately, it’s completely worth it.

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How To Organize & Rock Your Closet : #SizzlerzCloset

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Simply Organized has a number of great products to help you keep your closet organized. It’s time to rock your closet to make it functional (and dare I say, FUN?!).

Here are five fairly easy steps to help you do it.

Feeling overwhelmed already? Recruit the help of a friend or family member for an extra set of hands and moral support!

Then follow this map to closet bliss:

#1 Pull EVERYTHING Out

Yes, your room is going to look like a clothes heap for a little while but this step is essential. You need to be able to truly assess everything that you have so you can determine:

What you have in excess
What you are missing
Clothes that are already on hangers can stay on hangers. NOTE: You may also have clothes in dressers or other areas outside the closet. Please include these in the process so you are truly doing a FULL assessment of your wardrobe.

Depending on the size of your room, piles of clothes will end up on your bed and on the floor. THAT’S OK! This won’t last long. Stick with me.

Once everything is pulled out of the closet, this is your golden opportunity to clean. Many dust bunnies may have accumulated in your closet space spreading unwelcome allergens onto your clothes.

Vacuum and dust the area. You can also use cleaning wipes or a wet rag to wipe down any drawers, shelves, and other cabinetry. OK…now your closet is super fresh. 🙂

#2 Separate by Type

Separate all your clothes by type. They may have been in somewhat of an order in your closet or drawers, but this step is helpful for you to discover where you have excesses and where you have holes in your wardrobe.

This is the time when you realize, “WOW, I guess I have a thing for black sweaters, because I have 16 of them.” 🙂

When you’re determining “ types”, think about them in terms of how you live your life. Do you need to dress a certain way for work (i.e. suits, business casual, uniform)? If so, you may want to separate those clothes out so in the morning rush, you can quickly and easily locate what you need.

I actually wear a uniform to work so ALL of my “work clothes” (uniform shirts, uniform sweatshirts, skorts/shorts/pants) hang together in one section of my closet. It’s a 10 second process of pulling out whatever I need each morning. Easy as pie!

Map out HOW you are defining types. For some people all “shirts” go together, whether they are short-sleeved or long-sleeved. For others, they prefer separating them out.

Get very clear with yourself as to how YOU want to do it. A poorly-defined system will not sustain itself. Write your “types” out Then create an actual map of where each type is going to live in your closet, shelves, and dresser(s).

#3 Determine Your “Defining Elements”

In her book, “Let Go of Clutter” professional organizer Harriet Schecter addresses the concept of determining your “defining elements”. For the purposes of closet organizing, we are talking about the defining elements in your wardrobe, but this same concept can be applied to any items you bring into your home.

You want to determine the specific elements that you gravitate towards in your wardrobe. It may be certain styles, cuts, or colors. Schecter gives the example of “pockets”. She discovered through her own process of determining her “defining elements” that she didn’t like to wear anything without pockets. Subsequently, this made it very easy for her to purge items (Step #4) that didn’t have pockets.

As she got more and more attuned to her own “defining elements,” she realized that she actually only liked a certain type of pockets. Again, she could further fine tune her wardrobe even more based on this knowledge.

What are the clothes that you seem to wear all the time, even though you have a closet full of options? Those ones probably embody some of your own “defining elements”. Write down what those elements are. In fact, put them in your phone so you can reference them when you are out shopping if need be!

As an example, my defining elements are:

COLORS: Black, White, Pink (other colors in very small quantity)
SOLIDS: Prefer solid colors (prints in very small quantity)
STYLE/CUT
Tops: prefer overhead shirts vs. button-up
Bottoms: prefer straight-leg pants vs. skinny jeans style, prefer low-waisted bottoms overall
EASE OF WEAR: Prefer items that don’t require special accessories (i.e. avoid purchases of items that require a strapless bra)
VERY LITTLE DRY CLEANING NEEDED (only for formal attire)
NO IRONING NEEDED …EVER (I don’t own one!)
Getting clear on your personal “defining elements” will make the purging process in Step #4 much easier. This personal understanding will also prevent future purchases of items that do not fit the mold of your own “defining elements”.

#4 Purge, Purge, Purge

You now know what you like and what you tend to wear often. You’ve determined your “defining elements”. Now’s the fun part…(YES, it IS fun because now you have a context for what to keep and what to let go!)

Review each pile of “like items” (the piles you created in Step#2), one pile at a time.

Immediately pull out those items that do NOT fit your defining elements.
Immediately pull out those items that do NOT fit you right NOW! It doesn’t matter if it fit you last year…does it fit you now? And a quick tip about your “fat clothes”…keeping them is just telling your mind and body that you think you’re going to get “fat” again. Like Elsa from Frozen says, “Let it go!”. 🙂
Immediately pull out those items that are no longer in style and/or that you don’t feel awesome in. If you feel “ugh” when you put something on, it’s truly going to affect your confidence level and your “mojo” throughout the day!
Since you’re already determined via your map (see Step #2) where items are going to live, you have already limited the amount of each type of items you can keep because you can only keep what will fit into your pre-designated space. Bravo!

If you purge through a pile using the above steps but then you realize that the remaining items STILL won’t all fit in the pre-designated home, keep purging.

An overflowing closet space is like an overflowing file drawer; it’s not functional and you’re going to avoid using it. That is self-sabotage and we’re not down with that!

NANCY’S TAKE ON DONATIONS—GET READY FOR THE TRUTH BOMB!:
I know it feels better to give things away than to throw them away, but some clothes truly don’t qualify for donation. Stained or ripped/broken items don’t belong in the donation pile; they belong in the dumpster. Donate items that are in good condition only. Don’t make the donation companies do your dirty work.

If you don’t already have a favorite charity and would like a complimentary pick-up of your donation items, you can schedule one through any of these local organizations:

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Hawaii
Kidney Foundation of Hawaii

#5 Track Your Progress with Backwards Hangers

You’ve pulled everything out of your closet. You’ve organized by type, and determined your defining elements. You’ve purged and purged some more.

Now is the grand finale. Return clothes back into your closet, shelves, and dresser(s) as defined by the map you created in Step #2.

For those clothes that will be hung, put your hangers back into the closet BACKWARDS. Yes, have the open end of the hanger facing you when you look at your closet rod.

It may feel a bit awkward to have all the hangers backward at first, but there is a functional purpose for this. Once you wear an item, hang it back into the closet in the traditional way. This is an excellent way to see with a quick glance what clothes you have worn and which ones you haven’t.

If you still have clothes hanging “backwards” (i.e. you haven’t worn them) three or more months from now, they may be ripe for the donation pile! I love this hanger exercise…gives me a great objective sense of what I’m wearing and what I’m not.

Wishing you total closet bliss! It makes for a much better morning routine. 🙂

P.S. Wall hooks or over-the-door hangers are a great place to hang “in-between” clothes…these are clothes that have been worn once (so you don’t want to put them back into your closet) and that you plan to wear again very soon.

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Fashion Sizzle Boutique @ Beauty Fashion Week 2019

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The Fashion Sizzle Team debut their latest event Beauty Fashion Week which was held during New York Fashion Week 2019.
Fashion Sizzle along with being a fashion blog produces their own Fashion Sizzle NY Fashion Week Events including Fashion Sizzle NYFW Mens along with Fashion Sizzle NYFW Women’s. Fashion Sizzle provides a platform for independent and emerging designers to showcase during New York Fashion Week.
The Beauty Industry is a 445 billon dollar industry, with the success of beauty brands such as Fenty BeautyKylie Cosmetics and Pat Mcgrath Labs.

We decided that we wanted to create and honor a Fashion Week runway show and event that highlights the Beauty Industry . The event will feature Independent Designers, salons , stylists , makeup , hair , boutiques and beauty brands. Makeup and Hair for the event was provided by  New York Makeup Academy.  

The event featured  a hair show presentation along with independent designers and a Carnival mass spotlight.  Sizzler Cosmetics provided makeup featured on models rocking the runway.  Model is  Fashion Sizzle Boutique wearing  designs.

Fashion Sizzle Presents Beauty Fashion Week 2019
Fashion Sizzle Presents Beauty Fashion Week 2019
Fashion Sizzle Presents Beauty Fashion Week 2019

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