Do you avoid opening your closet door because you're afraid a tennis racquet is going to fall out on your head? Sporting goods aside, it's always nice to have a workable closet. Much of my client work is helping people to streamline and edit their wardrobes; trust me, I’ve seen it all in there…everything from bike pumps and paint cans to women's unmentionables. And that's all I'll say about that! So don't worry; no one is beyond help when it comes to getting a closet in shape.Here I am on a recent closet session checking out my client's go-to navy suit.
When your wardrobe contains only items you actually wear, it allows you to get your day started faster so that you can focus on what you do best – instead of worrying about where the pants to your gray pinstripe suit are. The first step to creating a closet that works for you is to set aside a couple of hours for a closet clearing. Below are 7 questions to ask yourself when considering each item:1. Is it in good condition? 2. Is it out of style or do you not like the style? 3. Is it relevant to your lifestyle? 4. Does the color look good on you? (to find out what colors look best on you, contact me). 5. Does it fit? 6. Have you worn it in the past year and a half? 7. Do you actually like it?If the answer to 2 or more of these is "no," then you can do better, and I'd recommend donating it. And if you’re too busy or don’t have the patience to do this yourself, call in a professional who can get the job done for you quickly and efficiently.Here's to starting 2013 with a functional closet that suits your needs.Cheers,Julie