This week in Connecticut, the hot weather has subsided. Everyone is back outside doing yard work and preparing for the change of seasons soon to come. Fall is like Spring, it motivates people to start fresh. A second chance for those 2016 resolutions you haven’t gotten to yet. The air is cooler which invigorates the spirit to move and get things done. To start fresh.
After my own outside gardening was done, I felt motivated myself to tackle a project I have been procrastinating for at least a year.
I have attempted it many times, but it always seemed so overwhelming. With the beginning of cooler temperatures, I became energized and determined to get it done, once and for all.
If you listen to the experts, as I did, they tell you the only way to do it is to empty it all out. It seems intimidating, but after I have done it, I totally agree. That way you can go through piece by piece to see what’s really in there. It also, gives you the opportunity to vacuum out all the nooks and crannies. If I owned and did not rent, I also would have taken the opportunity to paint the back visible wall with a pretty color or use a wallpaper. Some people hang chandeliers. Try wooden or cloth hangers, colorful baskets or special organizing systems.
Once everything is out, this is the time to look at everything and decide if it is going back in or not. How do you do that? Ask yourself a few questions.
- Do you love it?
- Does it support the best version of you that you want to show the world and that makes you feel UNSTOPPABLE? Does it fit? Does it suit your shape, style or complexion? Do you feel amazing in it?
- Does it need washing or repairing? (make a separate pile for these to deal with later).
If you answer no, then you decide if it should be thrown away or donated . Maybe a friend would love it and look amazing in it.
If you answer yes, then it goes back in or it is sent to the cleaner/tailors. I even took it a step farther. I organized my clothes by type and then by color from white to black. That way I can see what I have, what I need or what I may like to have to add a little more sparkle to the collection.
My experience was very gratifying. I actually learned a lot about my preferences and my lifestyle. I enjoyed finding lost articles that I thought I’d never see again. I found money. I reminisced over old birthday cards that people had sent me and photos in my albums. One card I found was from my father who passed away a few years ago. After a good laugh, a cry or two and a few Kleenexes later, I was done.
Clothes can become something we become oblivious to, a habit or that we choose based on just comfort. Take the time to go through your own closet. You’ll be glad you did. Make a list of the things that are missing or that you’d like to add to show the world the BEAUTIFUL YOU THAT YOU ARE.
Why not wear clothes that not only are easy and comfortable, but that are also a canvas showcasing you as a MASTERPIECE!
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If you don’t like the answers you found, remember, I am here to support you in any way I can. All you have to do is contact me. http://www.healthwithpaula.com/contactme