Do you have a New Years Resolution of organizing your closet or other spaces?
For many years I worked as a personal consultant, organizing and structuring small businesses and individuals.
Their belief was that my own home must be perfectly neat, tidy and organized.
I have a confession.
Live pic from this morning.
My closet is the only place in my house that I know people don’t really see.
And I can pretend that the disorganization and disarray doesn’t bother me.
But it does.
Whenever I go assist someone in organization the first step is always to ask the question…….
“Why is there an issue?”
Regretfully, disorganization or hoarding can sometimes be a “reflective” issue.
You may need to work on your whole home, an office, a garage but the questions with how to begin on organizing your life or space will always need to start with…..”Why is there an issue?”
This window into my “inner” secrets with my closet, made me face some serious issues.
When I asked myself this question of why my closet is really an issue……here is what I have come up with.
1. Fear of needing items – My weight has fluctuated. I have about 4 sizes represented and I am afraid of letting go of items because I am not sure where my weight is going to land.
2. Fear of admitting I may not be able to live as my smaller self. – What do I mean by that? A majority of my wardrobe was in my “tiny, tiny weight” life. I may have to face the fact that I had this “stage” of life but it wasn’t a healthy stage and I may not be able to maintain that weight in a healthy manner. Letting go of the smaller clothes drastically reduces my wardrobe and admits I do not believe I can be that small again.
3. Guilt. There were times in my life when money wasn’t a big issue. Clothes were my only “allowed” benefit. Clothes were therapeutic for me. I spent on clothes and had the wardrobe to prove it. Letting go of items knowing what they cost leaves me feeling guilty about so much waste during an excessive and painful time in my life.
So…I asked the question and have to face that I am having to address, fear and guilt.
My next steps will be facing my real and healthy weight and size and letting go of clothes that are not in that size.
It will also be letting go of guilt and moving on. Clothes are just a visual reflection of the guilt of excess spending. I have faced that wasteful period, so, am I going to let it control me or change from it? Holding onto these items only tells myself that they do have control over me and remind my kids that excess is ok.
It isn’t ok. I’m letting go.
But they’re so cute!
Ok, for real, I’m letting go.
Are you ready to tackle your “space” that needs organized with me?
Are you even there?
Did you all run away from your computer screaming and covering your children’s eyes?
If you have your own spaces that need organized. Stick with me. I will show you some secrets and tips as I start in my own life and my closet. I have some great ways of organizing your closet and will share what works and what doesn’t.
These tips will ONLY work if you address the issues first of why you have a messy and unorganized space to start with.
So….start thinking peeps!
Do you have a messy closet?
What space needs to be addressed with you?
Let me know.
I shared my crap. Now spill yours.
PS. This is just part one of “Organizing Your Closet” series! Check out part 2 and part 3. You can also have my posts show up in your mailbox….AND IT’S FREE! ; ) JUST SUBSCRIBE TO EMAILS IN THE RIGHT SIDE BAR. Don’t miss a post!
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