Kim Kardashian, American socialite, television personality, model, and actress has a lot to celebrate.
While many may say Kardashian came out of nowhere before her reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians premiered, we know for a fact her meager beginnings: Kim Kardashian was so skilled in organizing, arranging and construction she became quite a successful high-end closet organizer here in Los Angeles and Southern California.
Kim's story, as told to Player Magazine in 2006:
“My closet business came about when I was at my godparents' house, Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife Bernadette. Bernadette's closet was massive and had so much stuff in it. I said to her, 'You really need to clean out your closet.' Well, we spent the whole night doing that.” Kim convinced Bernadette to sell the designer clothing on eBay rather than throw it away."
"[Kim] was so successful at it that Bernadette started recommending Kim to her friends. Soon, celebrities like Kenny G, and Rob Lowe and his wife, started hiring her. Before long, Kim was organizing and cleaning out closets for everyone from Cindy Crawford to Serena Williams, as well as friends like Nicky Hilton and Nicole Richie. Her clients jokingly tagged her with the moniker, “Queen of the Closet Scene.”
"However, the person with the biggest need for her services was her best friend Paris Hilton, who had clothes on racks in her garage and all over her house. Kim convinced her to convert a bedroom into a closet-complete with carpeting, mirrors and other designer touches. And with Paris, it wasn't a trivial project. “I had to organize and color-coordinate it, and help her with my styling advice, what she needs to get rid of, what she needs to fill back in, you know, do personal shopping. With her, it was mostly getting rid of stuff because she's a compulsive shopper. Now, her garage is filled with clothes again. It's overwhelming.”
What do you think?
What do you think about Kim Kardashian's rise to superfame? Why not let us know about your closet organizing triumphs. Did you discover some new cool product you'd like share? Have any helpful low-cost solutions you figured out? What about the process of letting go, was it difficult to let go of those high school jeans? Share your thoughts below in the comments section or send us a message to @johntrosko on Twitter. You never know, KK may be listening in for some tips!
Update: 10/12: We've updated this post to (regretfully) remove mention of Ms. Kardashian's wedding to professional basketball player Kris Humphries.
Image courtesy Kim Kardashian's official website.
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