The Why: The old story about “You only
make one first impression,” is totally false. You make a new impression every
day. If you want to be successful and stay successful you have to look put
together. You don’t have to spend a fortune but you do have to spend some time.
Think of your closet as a business tool to help you succeed. The more it is
organized, the faster you can pull together a great look that sells you.
goal for your closet to only contain wearable clothing. This means the clothes
in your closet fit you properly, are cleaned, pressed, in good repair and you have
something to wear them with.
Sort your clothing into exercise, casual,
business and dressy.
As you sort, remove items that no longer fit,
are out of style or not in good repair.
If you are promising to lose (or gain) weight,
then bundle the too-small clothing into some bags and put it in the attic. When
that happens, you can go get it but in the meantime, you won’t be tempted to
wear things that don’t look right on you.
Return clothes to the closet and keep them in
the categories your sorted them into.
From your business clothing, mix and match to
create five outfits for the coming week. Line them up in the closet so you are
ready to go. Repeat weekly.
If accessories stump you, add a plastic bag to
each hanger and drop in your jewelry or drape a scarf over the hanger.
Decide on a regular laundry routine so that
mountains of dirty clothes don’t grow.