When Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo from Visual Therapy agreed
to tackle Gayle King's closet, they gave her a few tips to keep in mind. These
simple truisms can help anyone looking to reduce their closet
Create three piles: "yes," "no" and "maybe." Jesse says you have to "learn how to let things go back out into the universe. It's the circle of life."
To make these three piles, ask these three questions about each piece of clothing: Do I love this? Is it flattering? Is this the image that I want to portray? If any answers are "no," then it belongs in the "no" pile.
After making your three piles, understand that are three possible actions. Obviously, you'll keep the "yes" pile and get rid of the "no" pile. In the "maybe" pile, consider creating what Jesse and Joe call an archive. Jesse says this option is for old clothes that you likely will no longer wear, but have sentimental value. Jesse and Joe recommend storing archival items in an attic or basement—but not in your closet.
Jesse Garza and Joe Lupo: Visual Therapy, NY, www.visual-therapy.com, 212-315-2233
Hangers provided to Gayle King by B Free Hanger Design & National Hanger Company