I realized a long time ago that if I have a cluttered space then my mind and thoughts seem to be cluttered too! The biggest problem with this is that I live in a home filled with all males and they don’t seem to have the same feelings I do about organization.
At one time I would have been frustrated by the lack of tidiness, organization, and clutter, but somehow over the past 20 years I have figured out a way to let it go…(cue song from Frozen) and just focus on the things I can control. There are certain areas of my home that are mine, and pretty much everyone knows to either stay out or leave them alone. The entry way is not one of them, and the dining table seems to be a magnet for just about anything…but again, I surrender to the fact that they are not always going to look great all the time. I guess it’s becoming less and less important to me as the years go on because my oldest son, Dalton already doesn’t live with us, and Canyon, my second son, is getting ready to leave for 2 years for a mission to Chile. As I think about the time when all the boys will be gone and it will be just Brandon and I, the clutter and tidiness of certain areas of our home that are more lived in than others becomes less and less important to me!
Having said that, there are some areas that I do love to be organized and my closet is one of them! I recently produced a podcast where I interviewed Brian from The Closet Butler – click here to watch that episode. One of the things that really stood out to me while I was talking to him was that not all closets are created equal. I have A LOT of shoes, and most closets I have seen only have very limited space to store your shoes, and they don’t really allow you to put them on display.
At The Closet Butler they customize and manufacture every closet from scratch – music to my ears. I love the idea of creating my own space that fits MY NEEDS…You can check out some of the recent closets they have created by clicking here.
Because my closet is all mine, I get to control how it looks, how organized it is, and essentially turn it into a space that I enjoy being in. For me, my clothes, shoes and accessories are kind of like art – I love to look at them, imagine and create new styles and looks by mixing and matching things I have, and of course, finding new styles that I can add to my wardrobe.
As I explained in the podcast, when you have closet that is organized and displayed the way you want it, putting together outfits becomes so much easier and can even become more daring and creative. Essentially declutter your closet, declutter your mind and find the space that opens up so you can effectively express your unique style!