When you get ready for a dinner, or to go out with your friends do you spend hours in front of the wardrobe searching for something to wear?Is your closet brimming with clothes yet somehow, you still have nothing suitable for the occasion?You are not alone.It simply means that it is time to reorganize your wardrobe.Put it simply, what you don’t see, you probably wouldn’t wear. Chances are, the perfect outfit for the occasion is hiding somewhere in your closet. You just don’t see it. Looking for it is like searching for a needle in a haystack.First, prepare yourself to be brutal. Set aside an entire afternoon (or day) for your wardrobe spring cleaning. (or winter cleaning, whatever)Keep only what you will wear and throw out everything else. I mean it.First, go through everything to see if it still fits you. If the item fits, put it in the keep pile. If it doesn’t, put it in the discard pile.Now go through the keep pile. Is anything there really out of fashion? Don’t wait for it to get back in fashion. If that look every comes back, you can buy a new, more updated version. Put all these outdated item in the discard pile.If you are broke, you can sell the items in the discard pile on ebay. If you want help the needy, you could donate the clothes to a worthy charity. If you like second hand clothes, you could hold a clothes swap session where you exchange these clothes with your pals for something you would probably wear.Now that you have significantly pared down your keep pile, time to sort it out. What are the items not appropriate for the current season. Fold these up nicely and store them in drawers lined with scented paper so they will smell fresh when the season is right for them.Iron the clothes you have left in your keep pile. Sort them by type of clothing and color and prepare to keep them in your closet. Do the same for your bags, shoes and the rest of your accessories.Organize your wardrobe. Make it really easy to find what you want at a glance. Get some closet organizers [http://www.buy-furniture.net/walk-in-closets.htm] to help you make full use of the space of your wardrobe and to organize your stuff so you know where to find what you want when you want it.Pack your keep clothes and accessories back into the closet, sorted by color, type and function so you can find what you want at a glance.Take stock of your wardrobe. Do you really have nothing to wear?Look at your daily schedule. Do you have clothes that will carry you through all the events in your daily schedules? Write down the events that you really don’t have anything to wear to.Look through your appointments. Do you have something to wear for every one of these appointments? For every one of these functions? Take note of the functions or appointments which you need to buy clothes for.Now go through all the events where you probably would not have anything to wear. What are the items that could take you through these events? List them down. Then go and shop for them.
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Hand Knit Clothing Without the Knitting
Do you love the look of hand knit clothing and accessories, but just don’t have the time or inclination to knit yourself? There is another option. Many knitting shops carry a large line of hand knit clothing, in designer yarns, for sale to their customers.Generally, knitting stores will carry such items as baby blankets and sweaters, afghans, purses and bags, scarves, hats and adult sweaters. Hand knit items tends to be a one-of-a-kind articles, which is nice if you don’t want to worry about running into someone else sporting the same piece as you. Plus, everyone will think you’re talented in handicrafts, a misconception you don’t have to clarify if you don’t want to.Be forewarned, these pieces are not cheap. Expect to pay anywhere from $50 to over $200 dollars depending on what you wish to buy. If you consider the cost of high quality yarn, the time involved in crafting these unique pieces, and the fact that you don’t have to do it yourself, the money spent is well worth it.If you’re looking for a specific color or styled item, you may need to do a little searching. Knitting boutiques tend to carry pieces in predetermined yarns and sizes. In other words, the afghan you’re looking at will probably only come in that size. However, there are a lot of stores both nearby and online that carry hand knit items and some are willing to take special orders, so it doesn’t hurt to ask.One thing to be aware of before you purchase a hand knit items is the washing and care instructions for different types of yarns.Yarns that include wool shrink when exposed to extreme heat. Think hot washing machine water or the heated air from the dryer. Even an overzealous hair blow drier has been known to damage a wool sweater. Sometimes woolen yarn is treated with chemicals to make them less heat sensitive. Other fibers, like acrylics actually expand when they get wet, and they need the heat from a warm dryer to return to their original size.Generally the safest bet is to hand-wash any knitted or crocheted projects with a gentle soap. Then lay it out flat on a towel to dry.Be sure you are willing to invest the time to care for your product properly before you buy it, and this goes doubly if the knitted outfit is a gift for someone else. No one wants a beautiful hand knit sweater that’s shrunk to the size of doll clothing.If you know what to expect, a hand knit scarf, hat or sweater can be a great investment that you can wear and enjoy for years to come.