Literally, a closet is an enclosed space in a house used for general storage or arrangement of clothing. Some closets come in-built into the walls of the house and some others come as a stand-alone movable piece of furniture while some are walk-in spaces in the building designed for clothing storage.
On a larger scale, your closet is an embodiment of your life, a host to your most treasured vanities and depicts the state of your life in terms of organisation, lifestyle and pursuits. Whenever i walk into my closet or wardrobe, there’s always an imagined conversation between us at different levels and if my closet could speak, it would say…
1. You are too organised for my liking
No apologies! and no plans to change that. I am a perfectionist and afraid to accept that i suffer a mild level of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). My family and a few of my close friends can attest to that. I am that sister or friend that can come into your home, pick up a duster and decluttering starts. Being organised makes it easy for me to navigate within my wardrobe and dress up ‘on-the-go’ with no fuss. I know where my suit hangs and where my lingerie lies.
“We all need a sense of organisation in our lives not just in our closet for that perfect life” – Tweet
Having a sense of organisation in your life, helps you see the need to create a goal, build short and long term plans around each goal, prioritize according to degree of importance, make contingency plans and hit the road running. Do not leave your life to chance and happenstance, develop a sense of organisation.
2. You need to make more space for bright coloured clothes
I keep a 9-5 job that mandates we wear earth toned clothes from Monday to Thursday and a controlled business casual on Fridays as the company dress code policy as such, my wardrobe is in dire need of bright colours. So this year, i heard my closet clearly and have made a plan to curate my closet/wardrobe with my best colours. After all, colour is free with each cloth you buy, it doesn’t cost extra to buy that dress in a color that makes you glow than one that does nothing for you. Bright colours gets you noticed easily, affects your emotion in a positive way and enhances your appearance so, why not?
In relation to one’s lifestyle. Often times, we are consumed with the pursuit of a professional career or busy schedule and fail to pursue new opportunities or areas outside of our mainstream like developing one’s passion and interests. I am big on building a career path no doubt but I will encourage any forward thinking individual to make room and create time for other recreational activities and be prepared to turn into an entrepreneur. The book “The Jewish Phenomenon” by Steven Silbiger will give you a clearer perspective.
3. Stop hoarding
LOL…Who doesn’t like the idea of more clothes, shoes and other clothing accessories that makes like more colourful? I want to pretend I didn’t hear my closet on this one. I love clothes, I love to have them as much as I can, either from a shopping spree, from my sisters or friends but when it becomes persistently difficult to discard or part away with these possessions, regardless of their actual value then it constitutes a havoc. I do not think I can be qualified as a hoarder. Hoarders are people who lose the desire to throw away unneeded items because of a feeling of attachment to these items.
Occasionally, it is advisable to appraise your closet and your life through a declutter process. Consider what piece of clothing, attitude, talents or activity that is adding value to you and those around you. Let go of those that isn’t or those that have out-lived their value and bring your life back to order. There is no need having a full closet or friends that do not add value to your life.
So tell me, If your closet could speak, what would it say?
…Making The World More Beautiful One Room at a Time