I posted something on my Facebook Fan Page last week that said, “When your work space is cluttered, then your mind is cluttered…take a few minutes to organize your work space so your CREATIVITY can flow!”
After posting that, I kept having people tell me how unorganized they are and how they just can’t get ahead of all the piles and the clutter! So, I thought about it, and I concluded that it isn’t just enough to clean the clutter off of our desks, but we need to de-clutter our lives!
I watched an inspirational video about this very topic, and in order to have clear intentions and clear creativity, your home must not be cluttered. Think about it, if your living space is not organized, how can you be organized? The man on the video said we must begin with our closet. Your closet is most likely the first and last place you are during your day…getting dressed and getting undressed. It makes perfect sense! If you begin your day in a really well organized closet, then your whole day would seem to follow suit. On the other hand, if you begin your day in a cluttered and unorganized closet, and you can’t find what you are looking for, and you get frustrated right out of the gate…your day will follow right in line with that. We‘ve all had days start off just like that!
Does your closet look like this??
When was the last time you cleaned out your closet?
How often do you purge your closet of items you no longer wear?
How many times do you buy more clothes and accessories, only adding items to your already claustrophobic space?
When you go into your closet to pick out your clothing for the day, does it bring you joy or anxiety?
Can you find the style and color you are in the mood for, or do you always wear the same three outfits because it’s not worth the effort in trying to find what you are actually looking for?
Are your clothes pressed and ready to wear, or are they a wrinkled mess?
Can you even find your clothes under all the piles of dirty laundry and stacks of “stuff”?
It may seem that the condition of your closet does not and will not affect your daily routine, your ability to be productive, or your overall mindset…but it truly does! It sets the tone for your day, your week, and your life! Once you clean out and organize your closet, your mindset organization will automatically bleed into other parts of your home and life. When you start to be organized, you will crave to be organized! When your closet is organized, then you will want your bathroom drawers and cupboards to be organized. Then you will want your kitchen, pantry, laundry room, and your whole home to be clutter free. You will have a peaceful feeling that will positively affect every aspect of your life.
When you start to live with organization, and you notice how smoothly your life is flowing, you will want your children to be organized as well. You will want your children’s closets to be organized, because just like you, when their space is not cluttered their whole world runs more smoothly. When your whole house is organized and running smoothly, you will reap the benefits: You will be saving time, You will be on time, You will be more creative, You will be less wasteful, and You will be more productive and happy.
So, this task may seem daunting…but it really will be a natural transition. I know some of you are already kicking and screaming, “But she doesn’t know just how cluttered my closet is!” Well, my answer to that is, “Start small. Don’t get overwhelmed. Take one shelf at a time. Clean and purge in fifteen minute increments. Soon, your whole closet will be a happy place for you, I guarantee it!”
Take Action: This week and moving forward, let’s make it a goal to clean and clear out our closet. If you haven’t worn it or used it in the past year, donate it! Hang and fold and make your closet organized in a way that makes sense to you. Once it is to your liking, make it a goal to keep it that way…then move on to another area of your home. Along the way, pay attention to and enjoy your new found peaceful mindset!
Because Together is Better,