November 16, 2007

Solving your closet nightmares

Is your closet full? Do you ever have problems with not having enough storage space in your closet? Maybe it is time to make a room! Time to sort everything inside your closet and eliminate clothes that you no longer need or want and enjoy the freedom of reclaiming valuable space in your closet again.

Be willing to get rid of unused and overgrown clothings in your closet and have a chance to create new space for new ones that you will actually use and like. Why keep clothes that no longer fit you or clothings that you never like in the first place? If you had decided to keep some clothes for future use of your child/childrens, sister/brother, niece/nephews, why not put them in a box or container instead and store them somewhere else where you dont need to deal with them everyday and wish you have more closet space? Besides, if you hold on to non-usable things and let them eat valuable storage space, you are not allowing blessing to come in because you virtually left no room for the blessings. Be willing to welcome new clothes in your closet, get rid of the ones that wont fit, that are unusable, or the ones that you have outgrown. This way you can make space for new ones that you actually like and you will enjoy.

You can start by having a commitment to do it, then take time atleast a whole day to try to remove everything out of your closet, temporarily sort them in your bed according to which ones you want to KEEP, and NOT KEEP. In the KEEP file, sort again which ones you been using within a year period and which ones you never used for atleast a year. Make decisions as far as the ones you never used within a year to try to transfer them in the NOT KEEP file instead. One by one, ask yourself the following questions in making decisions about each of the clothes in the KEEP file:

Why I never used this one for a year?
Tell yourself an honest answer to these followup questions:
Did you keep it because you bought it but never like it?
Did you keep it because it was a gift from someone but you have no plans of wearing it in your lifetime?
Did you keep it because it was expensive when you bought it but you realized that the style wasnt for you?

Do I like it but dont fit me at all?
If your answer is YES, then chances are you will never use it for another year.

Will I ever use this one within a year?
If your answer is NO, then maybe it is time to let it go.

Did I keep this for future use of someones else?
If your answer is YES, then put it in a file FOR BOXING, afterall, it is your closet, not his/hers. Use your closet for your clothes.

The key to successful sorting and clearing your closet and gaining some valuable space back in your closet will rely heavily to your honest answers to your questions and be willing to make a commitment, letting go, embracing change and welcoming blessings. Good luck!


Anonymous said...

hey, great post!...i have tonnes of clothing, even new ones...but i just cant let go....and now i shall try.....hard....heheheh...:D

JAZEVOX said...

me too! im trying to apply this post to myself, coz i myself have a hard time letting go, but i badly need more closet space

thanks Azra for stopping by! many thanks for droppin a line :-)

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