When I first saw Shop Your Closet by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli, I thought it was going to be a guide on how to put together new outfits from the existing clothes in your closet. And while she touches on those topics in the first few chapters, it’s also a guide for organizing your spaces.
Shop Your Closet gives tips on how to care for your clothes, shoes, and handbags; how to store out of season clothes; how to organize your closets; and how to make the most of the space you have.
A lot of it is common sense. I don’t consider myself a particularly organized person, but I already do a lot of what she suggests. I did learn a few things though. For instance, I learned not to store out of season clothes in plastic dry cleaner bags. OOOPS!! I also liked the section on what to fold and what to hang. And the one on proper folding techniques was helpful as well.
It is well laid-out and easy to read, and she includes pictures and diagrams of her organizational advice. There are even sections on organizing your coat closet, linen closet, pantry, and medicine cabinet. If you are organizationally challenged and want help getting your spaces in order, this book would be a great resource for you. In fact, I’m willing to pass my copy along.
If you’d like a chance to win my copy of Shop Your Closet, leave a comment on this post, telling me why you need help organizing your spaces, and I’ll select a winner on July 26. You must have a U.S. postal address in order to win.
Jo-Lynne is a mom of three young children and blogs daily at Musings of a Housewife, and she runs a beauty product review blog, Chic Critique.
Who among us does not need more help with organizing? Please add my name to the pot.
I not only bought this book for myself, I bought it for my DIL’s birthday gift – she’d asked for some help with organizing her closet, has to wear a very professional wardrobe, and I thought it looked like the perfect gift. Anyone would be lucky / blessed to win this one!
Honestly I could probably use it for ALL my closets, I have horrible closets, some small – my closet I share with my husband *cringe* it’s become the catch all. So this would be excellent. Thank you
Lisa B says
Yeah, I could definitely use some organizational help — and the storing of out of season clothes? What’s that about? All my clothes stay in the same place 😀 Of course I do have new clothes to protect!
jennifer c. says
Please enter me! I could use this book.
My closet is small and I could use any help in getting it efficiently organized.
Since we’re not one of those fortunate couples who are lucky enough to have “his and hers” closets, our closet does need a lot of work! Masculine-smelling guy stuff does wreak havoc on my clothes I so carefully iron with rose-scented ironing spray. We need a closet makeover!
I am definitely organizationally challenged! I can use all the help I can get :).
patty duarte says
I could really use this!
Candace (Mama Mia) says
Count me in- sounds like something I could use.
Why do I need this book? Because its bad, bad, bad in those closets of mine.
I need help in my closets in the very worst way! Mine are somewhat neater than the average, but not at all organized! I need a bit of direction! It might help if I had more clothes in my closet too!
I know this would help me out! Especially knowing what to hang, what to fold and how to fold it!
I could some organizing tips. My closet is small and I have to share it with a husband who has more clothes than me.
Pick me! I need help. I am constantly cleaning my house, but since I don’t have an organizational bone in my body it’s messy again by the time I finish cleaning. I would definitely be able to put this to good use.
Just Mom says
I think I know how to organize my closets. What I could really use help with is how to store certain items and finding the best bins, gadgets, etc., to use.
Patricia Crew says
I need TONS of help. I am a Mom of 4. I hold the job of taxi, tutor, band mom, baseball fan, caddy, cook, maid, timer, enforcer, confident, lover and friend, etc. I am in love with my husband and kids. The front part of my house is tidy but please don’t look in my closets or drawers. Heaven forbid stepping fooy into my room. My room has become the catch all. I am the last in line. I still have maternity clothes, fat clothes,clothes I hope to fit into again, and my “goal” weight clothes. I have a shoe and purse fettish. BTW, I do still have to share my closet with my husband. Also, my sewing and craft “stuff” are in there as well.
Save me from drowning in my own home. 🙂
This would be surely handy… I only wish I had more space to be organized, but then again, I’d probably have more stuff in it!
OMG… I need this. I share the tiniest closet with my husband… we have a tendency to hang everything (except underwear and socks)… so I’m wondering if I’m ruining my clothes (other than the obvious points in the shoulders of my sweaters 🙂 ).
I would love to learn more about what she recommends to hang vs. folding. And I could always use extra folding tips!
What’s wrong with storing clothes in plastic bags???? I guess I need this book to find out what else I’m doing wrong! 🙂
Midlife Mom says
I am in so much need of organization! HELP!
My house could definately use some organization. Especially the closets! They are the “catch-all” spots in my entire house. They are where we horde and hide things!
please enter me…I’d love to win!
My closet is just horrible! I have a hard time trying to organize my clothing and my husband’s clothing. I would love to know more about how to care for my clothing instead of just rifling through trying to find something I will feel comfortable in!
Elizabeth M. says
I have a bad habit of stuffing things places out of sight when I don’t have a spot for them. My drawers of my dresser are stuffed to the top and I stuff things under the hanging clothes of my closet. I stuff things under my bed. When I run out of stuffing space, I stuff things in my children’s rooms. Help me.
I have a place for everything in my house, I believe a home is something that God blesses us with and we need to take care of it. However…..when it comes to my dresser, closet, hair and makeup, I just cant get it together. Now, I have my husbands closet and drawers in great shape, I just can’t seem to get a grip on my own personal stuff. Isn’t that strange????
Lauren Anderson says
I would love to win this book!
My girls have one of those massive attic closets that everything gets thrown into…
I need closet help because my husband and I just bought our first house and my new closet is nowhere near as usable as my old closet (in our last place). I feel like I can’t find anything! argh! 🙂
Please enter me in your fabu contest! 🙂
My closet threatens to explode any time now. I too am guilty of storing clothes in plastic bags. Help!
Carmen A says
Just last night I was trying to organize my closet. I have my clothes in pretty good condition but the rest of the closet is used as storage. What I would do for shelving or baskets or entire organizing unit!
Nikki H says
Count me in, please. I so need help organizing my miniscule closet which regularly regurgitates t- shirts.
Oh I so need help organizing my closet! I have a huge closet all to myself, but I have no idea what to do with it!
Yes, I need help organizing everything. Some days it feels like our house is getting smaller and smaller.