… this over-the-closet-door … gizmo. Or perhaps this is more of a thingamajig?
Regardless, Husband Mike brought mine home from the dollar store several months ago and I thew it over my closet door without really thinking about it. OK, truthfully, I did think about it. I thought, “What on earth am I gonna use THAT for.” And now, I consider it to be the best present HM has ever purchased for me. At the dollar store. (Important qualifier, there.)
Because, as it turns out, this gadget is the perfect partner for my new and improved outfit list. For a person who works from home, I have a ridiculous number of not-at-home meetings and commitments. And I’m a slow starter. Which means that when my colleague texts me at 8:30 a.m. asking if we can meet at 9:30 a.m. over in St. Paul, I must leap into the shower in a panic. I do this often, friends. You’d think I’d learn, but no. No, I guess I must get a charge out of being almost-late to everything, because the slow starting continues apace. And this means that there are many days on which I don’t have a lot of time to monkey around with fine-tuning my outfits. So I’ve taken to consulting my outfit list, trying on the listed outfits, making adjustments, adding jewelry and accessories, and hanging entire completed outfits on my over-the-closet-door wingding. So when I leap OUT of the shower, I can get dressed in a jiff.
I see this as another tool for staving off morning wardrobe panic. I know that setting aside time on the weekend to pre-screen your outfits may seem like a luxury, but consider the stress you’d save yourself! Consider how smoothly your mornings would go if you knew your outfit was selected, assembled, and guaranteed to work. Just having one or two complete outfits per week would alleviate some of that anxiety. You don’t actually need an over-the-closet-door whatsit to make this happen, of course, but it might help. You’ll need a place to put those pre-approved ensembles so you can reach for them and be ready to roll in record time.
Would this work for you?
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