I fell in love with a quote that I saw in Vogue magazine about a woman who described herself as being “quite precious” about her closet. “Quite precious?” I was intrigued. It meant that she only had a precious few things in her closet. Don’t you love that? Imagine having just a few “precious” things that you love, with loads of air space between hangars, and only a small handful of folded sweaters and accessories on the shelves. Imagine clean, open space in your closet, and imagine that you can effortlessly get dressed with what you have. My closet was causing me to feel stressed I wanted my own precious closet because mine was causing me stress. In the past my closet had been minimalist and orderly, but I had let it get away from me, as closets can do when you’re not paying attention. I had fallen into the trap of buying clothes on sale […]
Why I Don’t Let ‘Stuff’ Pile Up
Don’t you love it when you’ve finally gotten your home in order? You can step back, take a deep breath, and everything is organized into closet bins and divided drawers. But what happens next? Ugh. It’s so easy for everything to fall apart and pile up again. Why is that? And what can you do to stop it? I’ve mentioned before that I have been a relatively organized person since grade school, but that doesn’t make me a stranger to ‘stuff’. I can remember the stacks of papers, books, mail, and other stuff that littered the dining room table as I grew up. The open floor plan of our house placed the ‘formal’ dining area just inside the entry way and on the way to the kitchen and main family living space of the home. This made the dining room table the perfect dumping ground for everything. I don’t mean […]
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