Meditation and reflection are extremely difficult! They require great commitment and patience. Cleaning out your closet is just as complicated. The other day I told my friend a bold lie. I told her my closet is empty. That statement was full of honesty because in that moment I believed it. It could have lead prying ears to think someone had recently robbed me of all my clothes! But not only that, the statement was so intense it was as if the hijacker would burn them if I were to reveal this information. I was in a controlled panic, whatever that is.
On the contrary my closet is jam packed. Pants and jeans are piled high to the ceiling. There are so many hangers that it is unclear which top is attached to them. To maximize space there are three dresses per hanger. No, this is not because I have too much clothes, but because this house was built in the 1920s limiting my closet space. I have convinced myself of this well I have tried.
After all the laughing and joking about my ludicrous empty closet statement (which I am convinced she knew was a lie) I had to ask myself what I really meant. Was I just influenced by the fact that I was surrounded by beautiful, shiny, new clothes? Was my environment really influencing my ability to make sense? After a bit of reflection (not expert level) I knew I wasn’t in a panic, I was simply delusional! I decided that the time had come to attack a daunting task. It may seem unfortunate, but it is necessary. The same way we take out the trash we need to clean out our closets. Regularly!
Our closets are usually filled with pieces that are priceless monetarily and emotionally. Then there are the pieces that we have had since high school that we are convinced will come full circle. Alas, there are those pieces we are convinced we will fit into again like the lonely dress or bathing suit hanging up on the wall. Those are okay, but you can’t have a closet full of clothes you hope to fit into one day. If you have clothes in your closet that haven’t been worn in months, it is okay to conclude that they are a waste of space. So set the date and commit to cleaning out your closet. For those who find this extremely difficult you should reenact the scene from Sex and the City the movie where Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) cleans out her closet.
Cleaning out your closet will be a rewarding experience. Black Friday is right around the corner and will provide an opportunity for fabulous finds. Stay tuned!