Sound familiar? For some people the very idea of letting go of an item is very difficult and even emotional. As an Organizer I often hear my clients thank me for helping by “giving permission” to donate or discard things. Sometimes it’s compassionate coaching, and using guiding questions to help the client make the decision. Other times it’s tough love… setting up rules or parameters for what stays and what goes! The beauty of the process and working together is when the noticeable shift occurs and once the client sees and literally feels less burdened by their stuff, they use that new energy and momentum to continue the process even when I am not there with them! I love it and so do they.
One of the many reasons why I love being an Organizer is that I can show my clients simple to use strategies to organize their lives. The Outside In Organizer and Makeovers approach looks at what is behind (or under) the problem. Not enough space? Eliminate clutter. Contain smaller items. Store items near the place they’re used. Not enough time? Audit your schedule for a full week. Look at how you spend your time. What can be eliminated? Shared? Delegated? Nothing to wear? Take everything out of your closet. Donate items that you haven’t worn in a year or more. Reorganize your closet by grouping your clothes in outfits rather than categories.
Not everyone can afford to buy a whole new wardrobe. Start with the basics and look at the clothes in your closet: Make sure they’re clean; remove any stains. Make sure they’re pressed – either by you, or professionally. Take care of repairs & alterations; replace missing buttons, alter hems, etc. Don’t forget to donate or consign clothing that doesn’t fit. There is no excuse not to look good if you address the basics! The Outside In Organization & Makeovers approach starts with wearing what looks good on today’s body.
Want tremendous results to update your image with minimal effort? Make sure that your wardrobe includes pieces that are versatile… Can be worn more than one way Can be dressed up and down Can be worn by different body types Are easy to care for I love the item featured on the following link for all of those reasons… You can wear it buttoned, with or without a belt at the waist or the hip You can wear it layered with a camisole underneath and the blouse partially or completely unbuttoned You can dress it up with jewelry, jeans with bling and high-heeled metallic sandals You can dress it down with khaki crop pants and ballet slipper-style shoes Check it out: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing/spring-clothes-00100000076705/index.html?xid=df-03-08-2012
Embracing your age (over 35) is a must! We just get better, so read my my top 10 tips for dressing sexy when you are hitting your stride: http://www.alwaysnewyou.com/beautiful_you/style_you/top-ten-tips-to-be-sexy-over-40.html For more wardrobe makeover solutions and dramatic results check out tips on my personal makeovers page! Let the Outside In Makeover expert help you reach your objectives.
You only get one chance to make a great first impression, right? Why not consider the ways that you might enhance your image through the eyes of an expert? Regardless of your age, body type, lifestyle, employment status and finances there is NO excuse not to look your best! Learn ways to: wear your clothing enhance your best features present yourself to others and more! Maybe you’re ready for a change, a new job or a new relationship. You don’t need a specific reason to want to present your best self. Here’s an interesting article: http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20051106/news_1c06image.html
Outside In Organizer and Makeovers recommends that the first step to enhancing your wardrobe makeover is to make sure that you are well supported! Wearing the correct undergarments literally means creating the optimal foundation for everything else that you wear. Women can check out these suggestions for body slimming pieces before you call me. http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing/wardrobe-basics/body-shaper-00100000075451/index.html?xid=df-02-09-2012 Simplify your life and shopping…we begin in your closet by sorting, mixing and matching pieces you have and love (or don’t love). Afterwards we’ll go to the stores and try on the pieces that are your best colors, patterns, cuts and textures. Shop strategically with San Diego’s Outside In Organizer and Makeovers wardrobe expert!
There are some basic tips for getting started that are easy to implement: TIP 1: Get rid of all clothing that is stained & torn. TIP 2: Get rid of all clothing that you have not worn in more than two (2) years. TIP 3: Get rid of clothing that does not fit you now…too tight, too loose, too short, etc.
If you are asking, “Do I need a makeover?” that means that the idea has already crossed your mind and that you are open to the process. That’s great! Everyone – men and women – can benefit from a makeover. The Outside In Approach knows that helping you make the right choices about how you present yourself outwardly will inspire positive benefits internally. When was the last time that you smiled at yourself in the mirror? Walked into a room of strangers with confidence?
Do your teens say they have “nothing to wear”! Does it seem like they always want you to buy them something their friends are wearing? Here’s a fun idea: Have a party and ask the teens to bring items they no longer want to wear (but are in good condition). Hang them on a wardrobe rack and let them have fun trying on eachother’s clothes as well as accessories. Anyone who wants to trade can “purchase” their new outfits without spending any money. TIP: Donate the items not traded to a church, shelter, etc.