“Never let the things you want make you forget about the things you have” ~unknown
Wellness is a topic that covers so much more than food and exercise. It includes all aspects of your life – your relationships, your career, your sleep, your home and surroundings…
One thing each of us does everyday is get dressed. It is a simple act that we do almost without thinking. However, for many of us our closet holds a world of feelings. Clothes that used to fit, clothes that should fit one day, clothes that make us feel comfortable, powerful, even more beautiful, clothes that were worn for a special event that make us smile or cry, clothes that were given to us by someone – the list goes on.
Looking into your closet and deciding what to wear can often feel stressful. Especially if it is cluttered, unorganized and full of things you don’t wear. Cleaning out and organizing your closet has many health benefits:
When your closet is organized and everything in it fits well and looks good it will be easier to make a decision on what to wear giving you time for more important things – like maybe making a healthy breakfast ;-)
Looking at a closet of clothes that used to fit at a different time in your life can bring about feelings of stress and unhappiness instead of self love. Clearing out these reminders (or possibly storing them in a less relevant location) can clear these thoughts from your mind and help you be more content and present in the moment.
I know this connection may seem far off but if other aspects of your life are messy and unorganized it can often transfer to your eating. Clean, organized spaces in your home, especially somewhere personal like your closet, encourage you to feel more in control of other aspects of your life (like your diet). This can help you be more mindful about making good, healthy food choices.
Spring is an ideal time to clean out your closet. It is a time of renewal and fresh starts. I encourage you to pick a rainy afternoon and spend some time shedding things in your closet that are no longer serving you.
Here are some tips from Kim Luis, owner of Closet Reskue:
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Do you have any great tips for a successful closet clean out? I would love to hear from you in the comments below...
I have always loved a well organized closet and I am constantly editing, reinventing and honing my own wardrobe! I have taken my love of fashion and my organizational skills and put them to great use. I really get excited to see how a closet and wardrobe can be transformed with a little time and effort. It is great feeling to help someone fall in love with what they own!