You would have by no means recognized that I arrange and overhaul the wardrobes of purchasers for a dwelling, let by myself write books at the matter, if you happen to had noticed the state of my closet ultimate week. Standing in my closet ultimate Sunday whilst making an attempt desperately to to find one thing to put on to brunch resulted in the belief that my closet used to be main a double lifestyles. It’s now not that it used to be a “hot mess,” organizationally talking. It used to be, on the other hand, manifestly obtrusive that the whole thing in there represented my earlier lifestyles, an excessively other lifestyles from the only I am lately dwelling. A closet full of four-inch heels and fashion designer duds snagged at numerous samples gross sales (learn: I labored at Neiman Marcus company for just about a decade and everybody drives far and wide in Dallas) does now not a clean transition to the Bay Area make.
So, I made some other cup of espresso, became on my “Closet Overhaul” Spotify playlist, and did to my very own closet what I have performed loads of occasions for purchasers prior to now.
I picked up the primary hanger and requested the million greenback closet query that works like a allure each time I want to make, or help a consumer in making, a call on what remains and what is going. Two hours and a number of other hangers later, I had over 100 pieces stuffed on a rolling rack in a position to donate. Cue: mic drop — and it began with this query . . .