Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Book Alerts

In this week's issue of Wardrobe-Wise, I mentioned two books that I thought were really worthy of attention. I wanted to include links to these neat books in the E-Zine, but I wasn't able to get the HTML working correctly. So I decided I'd provide the links here at The Very Small Closet, instead.

The first book is Shop Your Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet With Style by Melanie Charlton Fascitelli. This is a simple, nicely laid-out guide to designing and organizing your closet space, full of fun, colorful illustrations, and written with pluck and wit.
From the back cover:

The Ten Commandments of Hanging
1. Thou Shalt Hang as Much as Possible in Thy Closet
2. Thou Shalt Not Hang Sweaters
3. Thou Shalt Banish Wire Hangers From Thy Closet
4. Thou Shalt Use Matching Hangers
5. Thou Shalt Use Appropriate Hangers for Appropriate Garments
6. Thou Shalt Not Kill Clothes With Plastic
7. Honor the Breathing Room of Thy Garments
8. Thou Shalt Not Hang Thy Garments With Strangers
9. Thou Shalt Color Code
10. Honor Thy Pants and Thy Sweaters

Check it out!

The second book is an interesting read titled Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are by Rob Walker. Anyone who is interested in personal branding or market trends would find this quite informative. I was particularly drawn to the information on how buyers today are increasingly relying on products as "conscious expressions of their identities."

Check it out:

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Dr Peter Helton said...

looking forward to reading it.

Dr Helton, making your skin beautiful without surgery, nationally renowned Cosmetic Dermatologist

Anonymous said...

I follow most of the commandments ... I guess I'll have to read the book to get the details on a few of those.

Lisa M. McLellan said...

If those are the ten commandments, I am surely going to hell, or at least my closet is! I need to save all this information for when I'm either rich and can pay someone to do this, or old and retired so I have time to do it myself. If you ever come to my house, I will need to nail my closets shut, so I don't give you a heart attack! Just Kidding, I've actually been trying to apply what I've learned from you and it is improving in there!

Tim Birch said...

Buy wooden hangers? I need to just drop forty pounds and start over.

'TimBirch –Can it be better?

Unknown said...

Clean closets are just easier. Time saving.


Anonymous said...

Why would matching hangers matter at all?

Yann Vernier said...

But I don't have a closet ;-)

Thanks for the recommendations, I've added the second one to my evergrowing wish-list.

All the best,
Yann Vernier - Personal Coach

Slenzo said...

Jennifer,Having just moved, I follow most of the Big 10, but I will tell you that my boyfriend looks at my closet and shakes his head ( I snuck into his closet and color coded it and put his stuff on matching hangers, too).....he thinks I approach house work as if it is a competitive sport! But I agree with Sheridan, a clean organized closet just makes life easier!
Sonya Lenzo
The Business Insurance Expert

S Chambers said...


There is no review yet for Buy in" at amazon.com. You should provide one. This one in particular looks interesting to me. Thanks for the recommendations.

Steve Chambers, Sales Training Expert