Clothing Collector

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 18, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

We all have those special collection of clothes that we hang onto. For some of us it is sports jerseys for our favorite team. For others it is a tee shirt collection from high school or even into adult life. There are also the boot, shoe or purse collections out there.   I sat down […]

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Hanging On For Change In Your Closet

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 11, 2014 in Family, life, Moms |

What type of hanger do you use in your closet? I know if seems like a trivial question but it really can make a huge difference in how you feel about your closet.  When I asked this question to my closet organizing group there were two main responses, anything but wire and one color of […]

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Clothes Closet Overhaul

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on August 23, 2013 in Family, life, Moms |

With the change in seasons comes a change in clothes. At least that is what I thought. With a new school year brings the time when we wear our new school clothes of corduroy pants, jeans and sweaters! But wait….it is suppose to be in the 90’s next week. We still have plenty of summer […]

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Make Room In The Closet

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on August 8, 2012 in Family, life, Moms |

Let’s face it; we just don’t seem to have enough room in our closets for everything that we want to get in them. Clothes are jammed in and when pulled out are wrinkled messes. Empty hangers are hanging in haphazard fashion. Remember what our closets of our childhood looked like? Mine was an 1/8 of […]

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How Much Do You Really Use?

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on February 13, 2012 in Family, life, Moms, money |

Imagine a file cabinet with four drawers, jammed with papers and miscellaneous items. Now look at the picture of the five file folders, that is all that remained after the we sorted out a client’s file cabinet. This is an example of what is left when a client is ready to get rid of clutter. […]

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Favorite Organizing Tools…..Wooden Hangers

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 24, 2012 in Family, life, Moms |

Wooden hangers have got to be the one item that you can do to a closet that will make the most  difference.  Simply putting all of your clothes on wooden hangers instead of  mismatched plastic ones turns your closet from drab to fab.  Now when I walk  into my closet it is like going into […]

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Spring Organizing Challenge: Day 5

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 24, 2011 in Family, life, Moms |

Today’s challenge begins in your closets! So many people have too many items in their closets but they don’t know how to get rid of anything. I have my client’s use the hanger test. The hanger test is simple and takes the emotion out of choosing which clothes to get rid of! This is a […]

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