Here's a new twist on "Getting Organized" . . . As we head toward Thanksgiving and the holidays that follow, it can seem overwhelming to complete the mental lists we're already forming in our heads. Here are some projects to start early so that as holiday time nears, we have more time to spend with our family and friends.
Have you looked inside a cluttered closet and felt stressed out?
That’s a perfectly natural response.
Clutter distracts us, bombards our brains with excessive stimulation, creates feelings of guilt, anxiety and frustration. All of that leads to stress.
It's that holiday time of year and Santa is not the only one who will be slipping into your house. Yes, I am talking about friends and family descending into your home ... hopefully not via the chimney!
Get a head start on organizing your home now, so that you can enjoy it, and allow both you and your guests the ability to move about the house with relative ease. Here are some suggestions that may help relieve your stress and allow you to hang on to your sanity!
Most of us select clothes that reflect our personal style, and if we're appointing that task to our clothes, we need to respect them. Proper care of your clothes and sturdy hangers will result in longer wear, neater appearance, protection of your clothing investment, and the ability to choose an outfit easily since you can clearly see what you have. You won't wear what you don't see!
First of all, to open a closet and find what you need fast, things should be uncluttered, visible, and easy to access. Gain control by taking stock of your closet's contents. You'll want to pull everything out and divide into categories, such as sweaters, pants, dresses, blouses, and jackets. Keep only what you use and love. Be merciless in judgment — throw out clothes that are stained, torn, pilled, or out of shape. Get rid of fashion mistakes you bought but never wore, and that oversupply of painting or gardening clothes.