Many thanks to all of you who generously donated clothing and accessories for the recent donation apparel drive to benefit Dress for Success San Diego. Also thanks and appreciation to those of you donated your time and helped make the event fun filled and rewarding. The event was held August 31st at the beautiful Marina Village Conference Center in Mission Bay. We had 24 vendors, there was networking, shopping, opportunity drawings and people stopping by to donate clothing and enjoy a cup of delicious Point Loma Tea. I am very proud to say the goal of 100 suits was realized and in fact exceeded! These are the items that were donated as a result of the event:
104 professional suits
307 pieces of workplace attire
23 pairs of shoes
16 fabulous handbags
Many of you asked, “When is the next one?” Next spring! However, for those of you who were unable to attend our fall event and wish to donate, I am still accepting donations on behalf of Dress for Success San Diego. Give me a call at Colours for Natural Living and we will arrange a day and time, 619-254-6807.
Great job everyone!
It’s quick, easy and costs nothing- just de-clutter!
Spring and fall cleanings are great motivators, but any time is a good time to de-clutter your closets. Eighty percent of people wear only twenty percent of the clothes they own because they no longer fit, don’t look “just right” or are in need of repair. Why hang onto items that you no longer wear just in case for some day? It can be hard to let go of items that have sentimental value or that you paid a lot of money for but when space is limited, every inch counts.
Ask yourself the following about every item in your closet: Do I love it? Do I wear it? Is it comfortable? And most importantly, does it project the image I want and is it the right color for me to wear? Make space for new items that you will enjoy wearing.
I advise clients to take out everything, clean the shelves and assess the space. If it is possible install double hang rods. There is a wide range of closet systems and options available for every price point. Next we would “weed out” colors not in the client’s seasonal color palette and organize the rest by color and/or type. When your clothes are organized neatly it saves you time getting dressed in the morning
Donating items you no longer wear can greatly benefit those in need. Colours for Natural Living is proud to sponsor an upcoming donation drive for interview appropriate business suits for the San Diego Chapter of Dress For Success. Details to follow!
For causal clothes there are several places you may donate them to, if you need assistance with this please call me for more information, 619-254-6807.
When you open your closet every morning and it contains clothes you love and love to wear you will experience joy and confidence that you look your best!