* Organizing Your Space *

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By: Rebekah Gardner

Meredith College Fashion Design/Textile Student
Summer Intern to Shari Braendel, Rad Rev Fashion Editor

Graduation day is finally here! For most people, going away to college also means moving out of your parents’ house and to a place close to campus or on campus. I know that packing and moving everything into a new place can be quite challenging, because of the many things we like to bring with us to college. Even if you live at home, you can still take me up on these tips! (This includes you girls who aren’t going to college yet.)

For all of you fashionistas, I know you want to bring your whole closet and try to fit it into your “new room.” I want to give you some techniques on how to create a cute and organized closet, or area to have all of your essential clothes and accessories.

Space is a concern that most girls have when going away to college; “How am I going to fit all of my stuff in that small little space?” Seriously. But if you’re creative, you can make a space for most, if not all, of your wardrobe.

Let’s begin with clothes. The amount of clothes you have and layout of your room will vary for each individual. If you have a closet, I recommend that you hang all of your clothes up. This includes shirts, dresses, sweaters, and jackets. This will make mornings a lot easier when you are racing to get to class on time. This might sound crazy to some, but organizing your clothes by colors can make days a lot easier. Each color is organized so you can see what colors you have a lot of, and others not so much.

Next thing is if you still have space in your closet you can purchase a cute hanging rack for your pants and shorts or other miscellaneous items like this one.

A chest of drawers is also a good idea for putting undergarments, pajamas, sportswear, and any other items that need a home!

For all of your shoes – and I know you girls have some shoes – you can either put them in a slimmer hanging rack in the closet or under the bed on a shoe rack.

Jewelry is easily accessible on a tie rack; this allows the jewelry not to tangle. Or try one of these cool jewelry organizers from Target.

Purses and hats can be used as decoration on the wall by displaying these fun pieces on a wall accordion.

Just remember that small spaces create more creative possibilities for organization! Hope you have for a great time organizing your space at college (or in your room at home)!

© 2010 by Rebekah Gardner. All rights reserved.

Rebekah Gardner is a senior at Meredith College in North Carolina, where she is majoring in fashion merchandising and design with a concentration in merchandising and a minor in marketing. Rebekah has always had a passion for fashion ever since she could begin to talk! As a young child, she always loved dressing herself and telling others the best way to dress. She loves to bring out the best in others, and help them find the right clothing to complete that. She enjoys helping women discover their confidence through Christ and letting their outside reflect that in modest dressing. Rebekah believes that true satisfaction is found through Jesus Christ. She is so very thankful to be able to use her passion for fashion for God’s glory!



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