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New York, NY, 10022
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Want to Feel Organized for the New Year?


Want to Feel Organized for the New Year?

Diane Pollack

De-clutter yourself for the New Year!

Since I had no major plans for the holidays & my family is local, I decided it would be a nice quiet time to catch up and organize paper files, storage in cabinets and various other items that I had accumulated and hadn't looked through in a while.

As I was getting dressed one day, the zipper on my boots broke. These were awesome boots. Despite their awesomeness, I marveled at how long I had had them and perhaps it wasn't worth replacing the zipper -  it was time to say goodbye.

Now although it is my business to help people get rid of clothing that does not serve them, I will admit that there are items that I am sometimes on the fence about.


What I usually do is take them for a test run on a day that I know I am not seeing anybody.

If at the end of the day, I felt fine - then it goes.
If at the end of the day, it still feels fabulous - then it stays.

Sometimes it is about wearing the older item with an updated accessory, Then it can become fabulous and then it stays.

Another trick I use in deciding if the item should stay or go is to picture if I could see it hanging currently in a store that I like the clothing in and feel that the clothing is my style. This can not be a department store that carries many styles of clothing, it must be a boutique store with a specific style of clothing. (It can be one brand or many brands, if the many brands fit the same type of customer.) If I don't see the item currently hanging in the store - then it goes.

So, back to the cleaning and de-cluttering. What had started out as a mission to de-clutter papers, books and shelves, because of the broken boots, inspired me to look deeper into my closet. Now I will say as this is my business, that I do a great job of getting rid of things on a regular basis. But this inspired me to look deeper. It is easier to decide if you like a sweater or pants, but I delved into my tank drawer, sleepwear and scarves to uncover items that were no longer fabulous.

As I often hear from my clients, I felt inspired, organized and de-cluttered. What a great way to start the new year! Wow the benefits of a closet (desk & shelf) rejuvenation!

I encourage you all to de-clutter and organize your life for 2016. 

Where to donate?

Career clothing - The Bottomless Closet - donations help underprivileged women dress for job interviews

Other clothing - The Fashion foundation - Non-profit, helps buy school supplies for children

What about items that are stained, soiled or just unwearable?
Did you know that you can donate to H&M or Uniglo for recycling?