Wow, so wasn’t it just “the holidays”? Time moves so fast and for me it feels like many parts of it are taken up with the planning and then the thinking about future events. It’s not fun to have to think about the daily ‘regular’ stuff like finding your way around your closet. If you’re like me you have ‘real’ things to think/worry about, ie. kids, work, meals, taxes, etc.
We have a few tips to help reduce your closet stress. Follow these tips for your senses and you will never have to waste your time and energy in your closet. You might even want to put a comfy chair in there and stay a while.
Your five senses guide you through your everyday so let’s start the day right by gently waking them each up with peaceful sights and sounds when you throw open those closet doors.
Sight: Why not make your closet look like a boutique? You know how wonderful it is to walk into a store with beautiful clothing that is well organized and set off against a wonderful woodgrain or bright white paint. Order your clothing by color and type. Change out your light fixtures for less harsh light and lastly, a valet rod always helps when planning your daily outfit.
Touch: If you change out your clothing by season, make sure to have lighter weight fabrics at one end of the closet and heavier at the other. If you are a person who has room to leave everything in the closet, order your clothes by season, winter, spring, summer then fall.
Smell: Add some cedar blocks, sachets or other potpourri to your closet. If you have a plug in, add a scented oil plug in to your closet area. You will thank youself everytime you open the doors.
Hearing: Hook an ipod or other small MP3 player up in your closet. There are also ‘white noise’ apps for your phone, iPad or other tablet. Just the rhythmic sounds of rain or a river will relax you in your closet.
Taste: Of course this is the tricky one. My perspective says, while you are in concert with your closet, have a cup of coffee and just relax into the morning. That’s about all I want to taste in my closet but this is where you may get creative.