Melanie Fascitelli: Closet Organizing & Style Pro + Founder, Clos-ette + GIVEAWAY
Stylish Storage Solutions From A Pro Organizer's Personal Closet
ELAINE SAYS: People talk about "Spring Cleaning" and yes, I'm always right in there looking for new bedding and refreshing the dish towels in the kitchen. But autumn is when I really need to regroup at home and get organized. The beginning of the school year, the promise of "serious" weather, a busier calendar overflowing with commitments and a closet filled with more substantial clothing that needs to be treated with a little more respect (i.e.: that pricey, silk shirt that's been slipping off the hanger all summer needs to be properly hung). So, in the name of attempting to transform from a breezy girl of summer into the autumn-inspired, buttoned down self I know is still in there somewhere, I turned to a pro. Melanie Fascitelli is the Celeb-Celebrated Founder of the luxury closet company, CLOS-ETTE and CLOS-ETTE TOO, Melanie's own line of closet and organizing accessories designed for just this purpose (she also publishes a fun, digital magazine, that you can find on her website). Here, she shares some of her favorite little solutions....both from her line and not....that have made a big difference in her own home. Happy Organizing! PS: BE SURE TO SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER (PURPLE BOX BELOW) AND LIKE US ON FACEBOOK TO QUALIFY FOR THIS WEEK'S WIN-IT-WEDNESDAY GIVEAWAY FROM MELANIE!
Posted on October 1st, 2012
A Note From Melanie:
As a typical city dweller space comes at a premium and although I consider myself lucky in NYC to have a small walk-in closet I still scour for space around my house constantly. Mainly I need the space for my clothes, accessories (shoes and handbags take up so much realestate as does jewelry), linens and techie gear!
Since founding Clos-ette in 2002 I have designed and built so many fabulous and innovative custom closets in some of the most unique homes and cities around the world. When I launched Clos-ette Too (hangers and more!) in 2011, I realized that creating intelligent tools for smarter closets was not only my true obsession but an easy white space to recognize given my expertise in the marketplace.
Melanie's Guide To Organizing Your Closet...and More:
- A Great Idea To Hang On To | SHOP
I am a huge fan of slim hangers which is why I developed my own line of skinny flocked hangers - the Clos-ette Too signature hanger line. The difference is that I wanted hangers that wouldn’t snap, were made in beautiful colors and in a variety of styles so I had several types of hangers which I could use to hang different types of clothing. Not one hanger is good for all clothes! My favorite color hanger is the nude and I love the shirt hanger with bar and clips. Changing out all my hangers to the same color and style hangers has been a closet makeover miracle and dream come true! Finally I feel like I have my own Clos-ette
- The Joy of Toy Organizing | SHOP
My favorite way to organize my son's toys is in this great toy cubbie I bought on amazon.com I love it and I can keep adding if I need more of them.
- A Sparkling Jewelry Solution | SHOP
Jewelry is always an issue for women. How do we keep it neat, visible and protected all at once? I came up with this fabulous travel jewelry case which has been our home run product at Clos-ette Too. It has individual pages with zippered vinyl pockets for specific jewelry storage (ring page, earring page, necklace page etc.) but also has a wide exterior case so you can travel with it or just store the individual pages in a safe, drawer or on a shelf. I love the new embossed croc vinyl case and the pierced earring page.
- Pretty For Your Pocketbook | SHOP
We also just designed and starting selling a wallet size sized jewelry case which is great for carrying in your purse and changing jewelry day to night. It comes in a selection of fabulous colors for the embossed croc exterior and has a zipper closure and fabulous ultra-suede interior as well.
- Keep A Lovely Linen Closet | SHOP
I organize my linen closet with Clos-ette Too acrylic shelf dividers and a...
- Mark It And Park It | SHOP
Brother p-touch label maker....I find it so much easier to store things this way. That way you don’t confuse bedding and towels for individual rooms.
- Little Stuff Storage... | SHOP
I love to also use utilitarian style wire bins for the bathroom closet and plastic boxes for tools, tape and wires. Child proof of course.
- Hardware That Makes Styling Easy | SHOP
I am also a huge hardware fan. For scarves, belts, ties etc. I added Clos-ette by Nanz www.nanz.com
closet hardware to my closet. This helped give me more organization on dead wall space or between cabinetry seams!
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