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Before and After: Clothing Closet Organization

Krystle Marks is a personal stylist who puts together flattering outfits for her clients with ease.  She started her full service personal styling business to help women feel beautiful.   Who doesn’t want that? 

I’m jealous of her talent.  Shopping for clothing completely overwhelms and frustrates me, especially now that my fashion savvy daughter is off at college!   When I first met Krystle she mentioned that her closet needed a bit of organization and SHE was feeling overwhelmed. 

We are perfect for each other:)  With our complimentary skills we decided to become each others client.  I was overjoyed to have a closet to organize (I LOVE closets) and I would receive some desperately needed fashion advice!

Here are some ” before” photos.










Krystle’s closet was very full.  The first step of the organizing process is to decide what to keep and what to save.  She did a fine job making the decision to let go of clothing that no longer fit or no longer wore.  Look at all the bags of clothing she decided to donate or re-sell!

Everything was sorted and categorized into groups: pants, shirts, shoes, workout clothing, dresses, ect.  Her husband’s clothing was just re-categorized; we left the purging for him to do.  I removed all the empty hangers and stored her favorites in one location in the closet.  The wire hangers were taken to the dry cleaners for re-use.

We discussed supplies she needed to purchase: plastic boxes, wood clamp-style pant hangers, 3M Command Hooks, and a scarf hanger.









She wanted to finish the project on her own.  When she finished, I was thrilled to receive these photos.  She did an amazing job, don’t you think so?

Baseball caps are hung on the wall using Command Hooks by 3M.




















Nonslip scarf hanger.

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  1. Angela on January 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Great story Jill. Love seeing the process. And I’m sure Krystle must be thrilled with the result.

  2. Stacey on January 8, 2013 at 11:53 am

    What a perfect partnership! Great before and after pics. Kudos to Krystle for keeping her closet clutter free (and to the PO who got her there…)!

    • Jill on January 8, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      thanks Stacey, I’m looking forward to reading all blogs on the carnival!

  3. Janet Barclay on December 15, 2012 at 5:59 am

    A picture’s worth a thousand words! I love how you’ve shown not just the products you recommended, but how they were put to use. You two do make a great team!

  4. Krystlemarks on October 12, 2012 at 8:35 am

    This was a SUPER helpful experience. My closet is still organized and clutter free after 2 months! I am thrilled and so is my hubby. THANK you so much Jill! xoxo

    • Jill on October 12, 2012 at 10:12 am

      you are welcome Krystle!

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