BALTIMORE After years of watching Lynn Weisberg purchase garment after garment, boutique manager Karen Ciurca-Weiner finally told her loyal customer a hard truth she needed to stop buying and start looking at what she had.
Ciurca-Weiner suggested that what Weisberg really needed was to organize her closet.
She kept buying all these clothes, Ciurca-Weiner said as she stood inside her clients closet, a 9-by-12-foot converted office space that now has shelving and drawers to accommodate Weisbergs clothes. I told her to stop buying items and make outfits out of clothes she already had.
Since their initial session five years ago, the two have come together twice a year to organize Weisbergs clothes once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of fall. The nearly four-hour sessions allow Weisberg to maximize her closet space while planning her outfits for the coming season.
She cleans out and refreshes my closet every season, Weisberg said. Its a time-saver and a huge money-saver.
More and more people are seeking the help of closet organizers to create order and save money, according to experts.
In addition to purging closets of space-eating out-of-date garments, the experts are using their knowledge to identify hidden gems to create fresh looks for their clients.
With the addition of several hooks for clothes and jewelry, a few shelves for shoes and even a curtain rod to hang scarves, anyone can maximize their closet space, said Ciurca-Weiner.
Upon completion of the closet reorganization, she provides clients with a list of clothes they need.
Weisberg loves this aspect of the process. I can go into the store and pick things that I need, as opposed to buying everything I like most of the time, Weisberg said with a laugh.