Clothes

My Answers to Your Clothes Clutter Questions

posted by Andrea | 10/13/2014 | 16 comments

About 5 weeks ago, I shared a week-long series about clothes clutter here on my blog. I was thrilled that the overwhelming majority of response were extremely positive.

However, along with all the excitement came lots more questions. Not bad questions or rude questions — just questions. I’m answering many of those clothes clutter questions in today’s post!

Tips To Create a Wardrobe You Actually Wear (and Love)

posted by Andrea | 09/12/2014 | 29 comments

I know from personal experience that clothes clutter is hard! However, I can also share from personal experience that paring my wardrobe down to the items I actually wear (and love) has been extremely liberating.

So how can you finally ‘bite the bullet’ and purge the clothing you no longer need, use, wear, or love? Keep reading!

Kids Clothes 101: How we save, sell, store, and more!

posted by Andrea | 09/10/2014 | 19 comments

I can’t do a full week of clothes clutter posts without dedicating one (LONG) post to kids clothes!

Yes, their clothes are small — but boy can they quickly get out of control and consume massive amounts of storage space in our homes if we don’t have some sort of system in place.

Thankfully, I have lots to say on this topic as well 🙂

6 Ways to Get FREE (or almost free) Clothes

posted by Andrea | 09/9/2014 | 37 comments

In honor of my week-long clothes clutter series and my ridiculously frugal nature, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about the many ways I’ve managed to get completely free clothing for both me and my kids.

If you’ve ever hesitated to update your wardrobe because you felt it wasn’t in your budget (yes, I can relate), this post is definitely for you!

My New Mix ‘n Match Wardrobe

posted by Andrea | 09/8/2014 | 83 comments

After countless hours of purging, and shopping, and trying on clothes, and buying, and ordering, and taking pictures, and writing, and editing, I am ecstatic to FINALLY be able to share this post with you…

My new super comfy, super cute, super low maintenance, mix ‘n match wardrobe!!!!!!

The Questions That Helped Me Purge 75% of My Clothes

posted by Andrea | 08/20/2014 | 44 comments

Last week, Dave and I went through all our clothes (closet and dresser) and purged — sort of a grown-up version of getting organized for back-to-school.

All together, 9 stuffed-full bags of clothing left our closet and dressers, and it all started by asking ourselves a few questions…

Closet Organization for When Your Weight is Changing

posted by Andrea | 05/29/2014 | 17 comments

Over the past 3 years, my weight has gone up and down and then up and (part of the way) down with my 2 pregnancies. And although I resisted the urge to buy too many new items to accommodate my changing size, my closet still felt like it was bursting at the seams.

Thankfully, I have recently taken a few steps to control my closet clutter — even as my body size, shape, and weight continue to fluctuate.

How We Handle Clothes Clutter

posted by Andrea | 01/27/2014 | 9 comments

As many of you probably already know, clothes clutter is a HUGE issue for so many of us.

So since we’re still in the first month of a New Year — and since winter is a great time to stay inside purging your closets — I thought I’d answer a few of the questions I get regarding my own clothes clutter and share a bit more about the process I went through to get to this point.

Nora’s New Closet + How I Organize Toddler Clothes

posted by Andrea | 01/22/2014 | 17 comments

Last week, I shared all about Nora’s new big girl room makeover — but I sneakily withheld any visible images of her closet area as I wanted to save the whole “clothes organizing” deal for a separate post.

So as promised, I’m sharing all the goods on her new closet today (as well as how we’re organizing all her cute little toddler clothes!)

Video: How I Tie My Scarf

posted by Andrea | 04/4/2013 | 31 comments

Last week I blogged about my new blog name and shared my new profile picture. I was thrilled to receive such positive feedback from everyone — but I had to laugh about how many questions and emails I got asking me to explain how I tied my scarf!

So instead of trying to take a bunch of pictures, I made a quick video to show you the simple steps.

6 Tips to Travel With Less

posted by Andrea | 03/25/2013 | 17 comments

Dave’s spring break starts this Friday, and we are planning to spend a nice relaxing week AT HOME. Hallelujah!

But for those of you who are headed out of town, I have a few tips that should help you pack a little lighter… and could potentially save you a bundle if you’re flying!

How I Store and Organize All Our Baby Clothes

posted by Andrea | 02/25/2013 | 41 comments

About 18 months ago, I posted pictures of our soon-to-be-baby’s closet… and all the cute baby girl clothes inside. It was neat, organized, and everything was in its place — obviously, because there was no person to wear the clothing or mess anything up yet!

Well, fast-forward a little over a year and although it’s not quite as organized, we still have a pretty good system for storing and organizing Nora’s clothes.

A Closer Look at Our Minimalist Wardrobe

posted by Andrea | 07/10/2012 | 32 comments

Every piece of clothing Dave and I own is in our closet or in our dresser drawers and we intend to keep it that way, partially because we live in an old farmhouse where extra closet space is slim to none, but also because we don’t want more clothing than we have space for.

Come take a closer look at our closet… and our minimalist wardrobe.

My Minimalist Traveling Wardrobe

posted by Andrea | 06/28/2012 | 17 comments

Earlier this week I mentioned that we’re taking a road trip for Dave’s brother’s wedding… and listed off all the STUFF we had to pack to accommodate Nora!

However, I thought I would also share a few of my personal tips for packing an extremely minimalist traveling wardrobe.

Weekend Giveaway: Custom “Daddy Quilt”

posted by Andrea | 05/25/2012 | 137 comments

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared several pictures of my t-shirt quilt? Well, I loved it SO much that I asked Jane from Maide Jane Designs if she would be willing to do a t-shirt quilt giveaway here on SimpleOrganizedLiving.com.

Lucky for you, Jane graciously agreed — click through to enter this fabulous giveaway!

My Best Closet Design Tips and Tricks

posted by Andrea | 05/14/2012 | 8 comments

I’m sure you can imagine the number of emails I receive asking for advice on the best ways to design a closet. Yeah… it’s a lot!

And while I don’t mind the questions, I decided that it would be much easier (and save me a bunch of time) if I could simply direct these people to a blog posts with my best closet design tips and tricks. So, if you’re planning a closet renovation, or if you’d just like a few tips to beter utilize the closet you already have, keep reading…

My T-shirt Quilt

posted by Andrea | 04/10/2012 | 15 comments

During my spring break “staycation” I showed a few pictures of my fabulous t-shirt quilt… but I didn’t really go into much detail about the process, or about how you could create your own t-shirt quilt.

And since I absolutely LOVE the fact that I was able to transform a bunch of t-shirt clutter into an extremely useful, practical, and memorable item — I figured I should share a few more details!

{Vlog} How We Fold Our T-Shirts and a T-shirt Quilt Project!

posted by Andrea | 03/14/2012 | 43 comments

Dave and I have a lot of t-shirts, but we wear them all the time… so I can justify it! Plus, we keep them organized with a very clever folding method {see my very first vlog in this post}.

And while I was making the vlog, I decided it was finally time to clear out some of my t-shirt clutter to make a t-shirt quilt — so I packed up a bunch of my most memorable t-shirts and sent them off to be transformed into something a little more useful!