Gayle King's Extreme Closet Makeover: Before and After
Gayle finally has what she has always needed: the ability to shop her own closet. Now see how the amazing transformation happened.
Before: Racks of Chaos
There is no organizing principle at work here—just a mishmash of summer, fall, colors, neutrals, dresses, sweaters, and bags all over. No wonder Gayle has a closet full of nothing to wear!
After: Color Coordinated
Pieces are organized by color, coordinating bags are within reach, and summer clothes now live in a closet in the guest room. At long last, Gayle can see exactly what she has. Which happens to be peace of mind and the ability to get dressed with ease.
Before: Clutch Overflow
What's a nice clutch bag like you doing in a place like this? These purses get moved to a shelf, where bookends keep them upright, easy to grab, and in a neat, clean row.
After: Organized to a T
T-shirt drawers! They're labeled according to shirt style; the tops themselves are rolled rather than folded so the shirts' designs are clearly visible.
Before: Slovenly Shelves
How could anybody find anything?" Adam wonders. "There are hats and sweats and something that I'm really hoping is a wig. We need to find places for all these different things to live." He looks at the ball of hair again. "Maybe live was a bad word choice."
After: A Perfect Lineup
On a shelf above the bags, inexpensive linen boxes are labeled for everything from shapewear to tights to leggings. "This way," Adam says, "even when Gayle has to get dressed at 4 A.M., she won't show up to work looking like she got dressed in the dark.
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