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How To Store Sweaters

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How To Store Sweaters

How To Store Sweaters

Today I’m continuing my closet series by showing you how you can store sweaters over the spring and summer months.

After purging my closet a few years ago, I no longer change out my closet with the change of the seasons. I keep fall/winter clothes on one side and spring and summer on the other.

How To Store Sweaters

For your wool and cashmere sweaters, you’re going to want to store them in some type of storage bag. This is a great way to keep them clean and bug-free. This washable and breathable sweater storage bag on Amazon was under $30 and perfect to keep my sweaters safe. 8 sweaters fit into this bag with room to spare.

For your cotton and polyester sweaters, folding them on shelves or hanging them on hangers is perfectly fine. While you’re getting ready to make a mess changing your closet around, now is a great time to change your hangers to velvet ones. Not only are they much thinner than the plastic ones, but they’re amazing at keeping your tops in place so they don’t slide off.How To Store Sweaters

Wondering how to hang your sweaters correctly without getting shoulder bumps? Check out THIS BLOG POST.

 

Cashmere Sweater Storage Bag

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Cashmere Sweater Storage Bag

Summer is just around the corner and as I’m getting ready to pack up my sweaters, I thought I would try this cashmere sweater storage bag from Amazon.

Cashmere Sweater Storage Bag

I’ve always been lazy and just let my sweaters either hang all summer or kept them folded on a shelf. Since investing in better pieces over the winter, I knew I needed to try and keep them safe from bugs.

There were many to choose from on Amazon but this particular one had great reviews for a great price.

There were mixed reviews about how many sweaters would fit in the bag but I fit 8 nicely with room to spare for one or two more light ones.

The bag of cedar shavings was a nice addition, but it did make a little bit of a mess. I added a little tissue paper to catch any shavings from getting embedded in my sweaters.

When it’s sweater season again, I’ll be sure to come back here and give my full Cashmere Sweater Storage Bag review.

Cashmere Sweater Storage Bag

Looking for more closet organization inspiration? Check out these blog posts:

Decluttering Clothes: My Top 5 Secrets To A Clean Closet

How To Store Sweaters

Hanging Sweaters The Correct Way

Hanging Sweaters The Correct Way

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Hanging Sweaters The Correct Way

Hanging Sweaters The Correct Way

Keep reading to learn how to fold a sweater the correct way on a hanger.

Rather see a video on hanging sweaters the correct way? WATCH HERE:

Folding sweaters on a hanger is really very simple. In just a few easy steps, your sweaters will be very happy.

Hanging Sweaters The Correct Way

Here’s the quick and easy steps on hanging sweaters the correct way:

  1. First, fold your sweater in half
  2. Second, place the hanger head in the armpit of the folded sweater
  3. Fold over the body of the sweater first, followed by the arms
  4. Voila! Your sweater is ready to hang, bump-free

Here’s a quick tip for ya!

If you don’t have velvet or padded hangers, grab a set. They’re great for keeping your sweaters and tops in place so they don’t fall off. I got these ivory velvet hangers from Amazon and they’re great! They occasionally run them on sale so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

Hanging Sweaters The Correct Way

Looking for more closet organization inspiration? Check out these posts!

How I Created A Perfectly Organized Master Bedroom Closet

How to create a capsule closet

Welcome to Dreamland

Decorating With Longaberger

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Decorating with Longaberger!

Longaberger baskets are back!

If you’re a long-time maple wood basket lover like me, you’ve been missing The Longaberger Basket Company. Well, I’m happy to tell you that they are back in business and going strong!

With a wide range of baskets and home decor items, you’re bound to find the perfect pieces for your home on their brand-new website.

For more on how I decorate my home with baskets, read this fun BLOG POST!

Longaberger carries a wide range of American-made baskets (still made in Dresden, Ohio), lamps, rugs, furniture, kitchen items and more.

I’ve gotten many of the new pieces and I’ve been using them to decorate and organize all over my home. From the living room to the master closet, Longaberger has the perfect items to get your house feeling chaos-free and perfectly cozy.

I’ve used many of the new baskets in my closet to organize belts, purses & clutches, and extra beauty products. Even my pajamas and undergarments are perfectly organized.

How will you use Longaberger items in your home? Be sure to CLICK HERE to shop all the products I use in my home and see what else the company has to offer.

Pictured here: Herman Storage Unit
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Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget

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Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a BudgetHello Love!

 

2 young girls + their own bathroom = one HUGE MESS. 

Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Luckily, I found these awesome baskets for organizing their linen closet. Each girlie has their own waste basket, cosmetic caddy, and plenty of extra toilet paper.
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Now I won’t be embarrassed when those nosey quests come over and take a peek inside. 👀
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
Bathroom Closet Organization Makeover on a Budget
If you’re wanting to get your closets all spiffy, you can find these baskets and more at your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls. The prices ranged from $5.99 to $19.00 a basket so it was quite inexpensive to work on this project.

One of my favorite parts of this closet is our new turkish towels from Coco Loom. I originally got them to use as our pool/beach towels for the summer but the girls love the feel of them so much they’ve been using them as their bath towels lately. If you’re in the market for high-quality towels, be sure to check them out here: https://cocoloom.co.

How I Created A Perfectly Organized Master Bedroom Closet

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How I Created A Perfectly Organized Master Bedroom Closet
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Hello Love!
A few years ago, my husband created my DREAM closet for my Christmas present (you can read that post here) and while it’s gone through many changes since then, it’s still my favorite room in the house.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
My cousin and I recently decided to do a major purge and start sizing down for a more simplistic wardrobe. Less trendy, more classic. While she’s going for more of a French fashion vibe, I’m heading back to my favorite preppy, classic JCrew style and pulling most of my inspiration from my favorite blogger, Sarah Vickers Patrick aka Classy Girls Wear Pearls.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
I’ve never been one to wear super trendy pieces but I am being more conscious about what I bring into this space. Instead of buying cheap shirts from Target that, let’s be honest, don’t last a second season, I’m investing in better pieces that will still look great three+ years down the line.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
It took me an entire weekend to purge and organize this space and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. It brings me so much joy to walk into this room every day.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe

Let me walk you through a few things about how I created this space:

  • First up, I had to un-attach myself to certain things in order to get rid of them. Thinking about how much I paid for something really held me back but I had to overcome that and realize if I wasn’t using it, then I wasn’t enjoying it.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
  • I brought every piece of clothing I had into this space. This closet was FULL before but now EVERYTHING is in here. I no longer have tubs of off-season apparel in my attic AND I brought everything from my chest of drawers in my bedroom in there. Now when it’s time to get dressed, everything I need is in here and I’m not going back and forth. I got rid of a lot of shoes and switched them over to the shelving on the opposite side. This left enough space to add baskets to organize my undergarments, socks, and pajamas. As I said, my entire wardrobe is now in this room. 🙌🏻
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
  • Organization is key to keeping this room flowing. Everything has a home and I have to be sure to put it back where it belongs when I’m done with it. I grabbed my gorgeous white Longaberger baskets to keep everything contained but beautiful to look at.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
  • If you have room or wall space for a little home decor, add it! I’m currently redoing my home office so I moved my beloved framed shopping bags here and added a cute rug to brighten up the space even more.
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
Shaw Avenue | Master Bedroom Closet Makeover & Closet Capsule Wardrobe
I really couldn’t be happier with how the space turned out and I LOVE that everything I own is in this one room. I hope you enjoyed this post on how I created a perfectly organized master bedroom closet.

How to create a capsule closet

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Hello Love!
Many moon ago, like back in September, I went through a complete closet clean-out. I took everything out of each section in my closet and purged, purged, PURGED until anything that didn’t make me happy was in garbage bag headed for Habitat.
AND IT FELT SO FREAKING GOOD.
I filmed the entire project on my Instagram stories and you can WATCH IT ALL HERE so you can see everything step by step.
For a quick little recap, this is what I did:
First thing was cleaning my closet. It had gotten COMPLETELY out of control so I spent my first day putting everything in it’s place. I then started with the season I was coming out of, which was summer at that time, and tossed every shirt, short, and skirt that I hadn’t worn that year. Pants and handbags came next, followed by the shelving down the middle. Shoes took a day all on their own. #facepalm. The last section I went through was fall/winter clothes, followed by jewelry.
Finished look!
Man, even though it took a few days, it was 103% worth it!
There aren’t too many things I love more than a clean closet.
If you need some inspiration and motivation to clean your closet, please visit my IG stories and watch my process!

How to organize the laundry room with baskets

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 Hello Love!
I’m so excited to show you my newly renovated/organized laundry room! Over the winter we painted our entire house inside. Almost every room got a little facelift, not just the new wall color, but new decor and arrangement. It was chaos but SO worth it!
I’m slowly showcasing the rooms off here on the blog and in case you missed it, here’s my 9 year old’s updated room, my updated pantry, and bathroom cabinet organization.
Alright, back to the laundry room.
After cleaning out my pantry last week I decided it was time to give the laundry room the much-needed cleaning. I’m usually REALLY GOOD at keeping it in good shape but it just needed straightening up and rearranged a bit.
I went around the house and grabbed more baskets to make the cabinets inside look beautiful and hide all the mess. I love having everything in the baskets because it just looks so neat and tidy. Don’t you think?
In these baskets I’ve stored all my steam mop towel heads, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, lint brushes, and other laundry items.
The toilet paper stacked beautifully in the baskets is my absolute favorite part. The baskets on the middle shelves hold all my stiffer refills, sewing notions, and our emergency candles. The top shelves hold my extra iron, steamer, and extra wool dryer balls.
We installed 5 hooks so everyone has a place to hang jackets, backpacks, and coats. Jason also built this shoe rack that has bins for the kids to keep their dance/baseball gear, bathing suits, belts, and whatnots with their shoes in the bottom rack.
If you’d like to shop these baskets, I’ve linked them here, but most of these are no longer in production so I’m tagging eBay items. If you’re looking for a particular basket just let me know and I can help track one down for you!

If used baskets aren’t your thing, you can shop brand new Longaberger baskets on my website HERE!

 

How I organized my pantry with baskets

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Hello Love!
After watching my cousin, Angela Lanter, organize her beautiful pantry a few weeks ago I knew I needed to take time to get my own done. I decided that instead of using acrylic pieces to keep everything organized, I’d save some money and use what I had, my Longaberger baskets.
I started off by going around the house and grabbing all the baskets I knew would hold boxes and cans really well, took everything out, cleaned the shelves, and got to work. I kept all the kid’s food on the bottom shelves (so I wouldn’t be called in 198 times a day to grab something for them) and side dish ingredients on the top. I moved our recycling bags out to the garage to make room in the bottom in order to store the cat’s food and our 20,000 bags of chips.
By the way…I was AMAZED how much expired food I had in there. I thought I was good about keeping up with those things but apparently not.
Now everything is neat and tidy.
Has it stayed this way? Surprisingly, YES! Now, my kids are a little older but they’ve been good about putting everything back where it goes.
I would love to eventually customize this closet and get wider shelving in here, but for now, this will do.
One more thing, these baskets do take up quite a bit of room, which means I can’t get as much in here. What it has done though is make me cautious about what I’m buying and I’m not just buying a bunch of stuff that I really don’t need. My budget has liked that quite a bit!
What do you think? Do you like how it turned out?
If you’d like to shop these baskets, I’ve linked them here, but be aware, most of these are no longer in production so I’m tagging eBay items, which could sell out. If you’re looking for a particular basket just let me know and I can help track one down for you!

If used baskets aren’t your thing, you can shop brand new Longaberger baskets on my website HERE!

Organizing your bathroom cabinets

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Hello love!
Well, who else has been cleaning their little hearts out since we’ve had all this time at home?
I certainly have.
My bathroom cabinets are ALWAYS a mess so I took a little time to get everything all organized. I used divider trays and Longaberger baskets to keep sections looking neat and everything easy to find.
I also went through and made sure to throw anything away I hadn’t use in a year or that had been open for more than 12 months.
All in all, it took me about an hour to do and I am so happy with how nice it looks now.
Let’s just hope I can keep it this way. 😉

To shop Longaberger Baskets, click HERE!