I’d be lying if I said change is easy. But is so necessary for human growth. Change occurs in us physically, emotionally, mentally…a lot of times we feel as if a change is out of our control or is inevitable and sometimes it is. It’s times like those that I’ve learned to lean into it, see the lesson to be learned, and apply it for the highest good. I’m not completely talking about woo woo spiritual ideals here, things as subtle as nighttime skincare routines, eating habits, and closet arrangements apply to this rule of change.
Parents: have you ever just been at your wits end with your threenager and instead of continuing the back and forth of fit throwing and consequence, you just ask for a re-do and a hug? Tactical changes are necessary in parenting, am I right?
I make no claim to expertise in parenting or life in general, but in the last 3 years, I’ve grown more as a human than I ever thought imaginable and I want to share some of my aha moments with you.
In the vein of change, when was the last time you changed up your closet layout? 95% of the time when I go into a closet, half the battle is just changing the view. Here are some simple things you can do to change up the real estate layout in your closet:
1. Hang up jeans if they’re folded or fold them if they’re hanging
2. Colorize! Take it one section at a time and organize everything from light to dark, shortest sleeve to longest sleeve.
3. Re-do the shoe…colorize them, group them from shortest to highest heel, or to save space (especially for the guys) arrange them side by side with the left shoe’s toe facing out and the right with its heel facing out, nested into the left one.
4. Having all matching hangers will make it feel like a boutique. Unless they’re all dry cleaner hangers, which are just temporary! See if your cleaners will recycle them for you!
5. Change the fixtures: the lighting, drawer pulls, doorknobs – sometimes it’s the little things that collectively make a big impact!
And as always, if you need a consult and some help getting your closet whipped into shape, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get it on the books.