10 Creative Way To Maximize Your Small Closet Space

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If you have reached the point where the hangers in your closet have no room to move from left to right then it is time to take action!  There are a ton of ways you can make your closet seem sleek and organized no matter what size your closet is.  You can maximize your closet space on the cheap, be creative and upcycle all while still being chic.  Here are 10 creative ways to maximize your small closet space without it costing you a fortune:

1. First things First! It’s time to purge!

 

Why take up valuable real estate in your closet? Reduce the clutter in your closet by getting rid of the clothes that don’t fit, obviously worn to death or out of style.  ” I’ve had this since high school ” is not a good reason to keep it. If you have not worn it in a year, it’s okay to let it go!  The items that are still in good condition can be donated.

 

2. The inner closet door is a prime spot

 

Maximize your closet real estate by using a door rack to hang your scarves, belts, tights or shoes. Think of the closet door as a wall too!

 

3. Double duty your handbags

 

Save on space by storing smaller handbags inside of larger ones. Tip: handbags should be stored upright to keep their shape.

 

4. Re-use an old suitcase

 

It’s taking up space anyway. Use an old suitcase to store out of season pieces.  Suitcases can be stored under the bed, hung on hooks or rolled away when not needed.  If it is a vintage suitcase it can make a great décorative piece.

 

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5. Recycle your soda can tab

 

Use soda a simple soda can tab to make double hangers, with this simple piece you can hang multiple items in one spot

 

6. Double up

 

Add double rods for short items.  A double hanging rod literally doubles your closet space , that way you can group your short hanging pieces together. This will give you more floor space as well.

 

7. Get matchy matchy

 

Match hangers so that they are the same type color and scheme.  For example: If you are going to use velvet hangers, then use all velvet hangers. You will be surprised how much space you will create and how less wrinkled your clothes will be.

 

 
8. Be smart, use book ends

 

Use book ends to keep your folded clothing in place and to keep your shelves neat. There is nothing worst than grabbing a folded sweater and they all fall down.
 

 

9. Get hooked

 

Everyone has these, they are holding up your shower curtain.  Use shower curtain hooks to hang your light weight garments like tank tops, tights, scarves or small purses. Believe it or not you can hang your bra’s on the shower curtain hooks to help them maintain their shape.
 

 

 
10. Light it up! First things First! It’s time to purge!

 

If your closet is not wired for lights get yourself a LED stick for closets. It’s am affordable and easy way to add lighting to your closet without wiring. This way you can find what you are looking for on the shelves and floors. You won’t believe how much space you will discover and how much bigger your closet will seem with a little light.

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Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.

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How To Avoid Clumps When Applying Mascara

How to avoid clumps when applying mascara

 

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Tip of the day –

 

Need a little help avoiding the clumps when applying mascara?  Longer fuller looking lashes can be easier than you think with a few simple tips :

 

1.  Comb through clean eyelashes with an eyelash comb, sweeping the comb from roots to tips to separate lashes and remove any residue



2.  Use an eyelash curler to curl your lashes

 

3.  Wiggle the mascara wand from side to side starting from the base of your lashes to the tips

 

4.  Then repeat to apply a second coat, it’s up to you whether or not you apply while the lashes are still wet or dry, try them both then, you decide.

 

 

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Random thought:

 

Use a clean  spoolie to comb through clumpy mascara. Apply a second coat.  Wha la!  Makeup artist buy these by the dozens.

 

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4 Simple Steps To Slow Down The Signs Of Aging

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4 Simple Steps To Slow Down The Signs Of Aging

 

It doesn’t matter who you are or whether you have a  professional career or stay at home mom the subject of anti-aging at some point in life becomes a topic of discussion for everyone.  Who doesn’t want look their best! When you look great you feel great and in return you exude more confidence.  There are both external and internal factors that can be played to slow down aging skin.  Yes, you can reboot your skin to look great, slow down or fix signs of aging.  Here are 4 simple steps to slow down the signs of aging:

 

1.  Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize daily.




You should use a cleanser formulated to treat your skin type. Be aware (creamy cleansers are best for dry skin & gel cleansers are best for oily skin).  Use a toner to balance the PH level of your skin and be sure your toner is alcohol free.  Moisturize! Moisturize! Moisturize! Hydrated skin is more resistant to aging.

 

2.  Sunblock, Sunblock and Sunblock
Wear sunscreen daily(use a minimum of SPF 15).  The most important thing that you can do for your skin is to protect it against UV rays.   Nothing ages skin faster than sun damage. SPF in your makeup is not enough.

 

3.  Exfoliate
Sloughing away dead skin cells makes the skin feel silkier and look brighter.  Using a resurfacing process that sloughs dead skin cells will diminish signs of aging, encouraging a smoother younger looking skin, so that the moisturizers and anti-agers you use afterward will be more effective.

 

4.  Healthier Eating. 
Have you  heard it said that you are the food that you eat!  According to Dr. Perricone, you can decrease the signs of aging by eating an anti-inflammatory diet, fresh fruits , vegetables and cold water fish. Be sure to stay away from sugar and starch they raise the blood sugar level which could lead to inflammation in the skin, which could lead to wrinkles.  The rule of thumb is:  More of what is good and less of what is not.

 

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How To Apply Eyeliner In These Simple Steps

How To Apply Eyeliner In These Simple Steps

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Does applying eyeliner make you nervous? Applying eyeliner can be easier than you think.  Liner can enhance and really make your eyes pop. Some women tend to avoid  this step because they are not really sure how to apply eyeliner. It’s easier than you think and just takes a little practice.  Practice these simple steps and you are well on your way to enhancing your beautiful eyes:

– Lining your lashes can be done with a brush or pencil . Before beginning, test color and thickness on the back of your hand.

– Press the flattest part of your brush or pencil into your lash the base of your lashes as close to your lash line as possible.

– Lift the brow with the middle finger, Draw the line from one corner( just at the lash line) to the mid-point of the lid, then from the other corner of the eye to the mid-point. If you are feeling unsteady, then draw a series of dot’s in the same manner and connect the dots at the end.

– Do the same with the lower lash line. If your lower lid tends to smudge you may want to set the eye liner with an eye shadow.

 

– Don’t worry if it is not perfect, use a Q-tip to blend and smudge it.

Tip:
**  Make sure the top and bottom liner meet at the outer corner of the eye- This will make the eyes doe like or look bigger.
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