Spring cleaning and a book recommendation!

‘Tis the season to clean, donate and organize your home. I’ve been spending any spare time on the weekends trying to organize, not only my life (haha) but also my abode. As I’ve mentioned my house is small (it’s just the kids and I) so small home = small closets. I dream of having a large walk in closet again someday. Every Spring I find it helpful and actually calming to get rid of things I don’t wear or use. I de-clutter and re organize. In some cases I need to actually organize the area, like my linen closet, for example. This brings me to my next point, I found it helpful to read a book from a pro on the matter. Some people have organizing down to a science, so I was thrilled to receive a copy of Jane Stoller’s book: Organizing For Your Lifestyle. Jane’s book is a fun, well thought out guide to organizing all aspects of your life from your socks to your suitcase. 
A well organized life can truly transform your state of mind, stress and success level! I’m personally very organized with some things and not so much with others. I’m excited to set the inspiration I gained after reading Jane Stoller’s book into action. I started with my coat closet last weekend and I’m moving onto my bedroom closet and linen closet this weekend. Next up: will be my bills and basement! Organizing For Your Lifestyle is arranged into common themes to help you organize your home. From the kitchen to the bathroom, Stoller shares ideas, advice and inspiration to help you lead a happier and healthier life. There’s also a special chapter for travel because packing properly for a once-in-a-lifetime trip will make it much more enjoyable!! Purchase the book here

 And now some visual inspo of how some seriously organized spaces look:
Yes, I could keep this bedroom closet organized by color very easily!!
I have changed over to mostly felt hangers, everything actually stays in place on them! 

Love how Gen organized her jewels! I only really wear what I can see!

MY DREAM BEDROOM LOOKS LIKE THIS, PAPER, SHOE COLLECTION AND ALL!!!!
I need to purge my small closet after looking at this image!!

Cottage Love # 11 – Boho Style

I thought I would share a little pick me up on this wintry day. Most of the East coast is receiving snow and/or rain today. Boo…A little color goes a long way in cheering me up.

I’m digging the Bohemian vibe of Whitney’s home (and her fabulous locks and wardrobe). She and her fiance blended their goods and created a place with a layered, lived in look!

I ADORE this wallpaper. I think I need to sneak it into my home. In any case I grabbed a sample of it for a client too!!!

Too Much Stuff?

How much is too much? {above image} I just spent the better half of three days going through my closet and son’s old clothes to prep for a huge “boutique” consignment sale north of Boston. I think my new motto will be quality not quantity..I had one too many couldn’t pass up the price and fleeting purchases in my giveaway pile! Don’t get me wrong, I adore clothing and fashion, but it’s the Clutter – I can do without. I could deal with any of the closets below, but I still ask myself, would I wear all this stuff? or should I put some of the cash towards say – my children’s future! {the true test will be tonight at the preview sale! – check out the sale if you live in the area, a percentage of the proceeds go to charity}

Kelly Wearstler’s closetI’d take this closet {with the Kelly Wearstler} rug shown above ANYDAY!Love the simplicity of this idea. Kids grow so quickly and trash everything, so I try not to over buy for my little ones..
Shoe storage? yes please!images: Douglas Friedman, Kwid, Canadian House and Home, Atlanta Homes magazine,?, making it lovely