Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Luxurious Closets Combat Stress

Creating a beautiful closet space can be rewarding and calming on many levels. With work, family, deadlines, financial struggles and endless obligations, we can face a lot of stress every day. Work is the source of a lot of people’s stress and they can’t wait to get home each day. However, with family pressures, housework, bills, and keeping up with everyone else’s schedules, being home may not be so relaxing either. Clutter around the home can make matters even worse. When you’re surrounded by chaos, you never get a mental break. If keeping your home in order seems impossible, try tackling one thing at a time. A good place to start is your closet.

Organizing is one thing, but creating a beautiful space that you enjoy looking at is another. Many cultures believe that you should be surrounded by things that make your life easier and things that you believe are beautiful. Looking at things that make you happy or inspire your creative spirit can work wonders on your attitude and mentality. Make a point of looking at the things that you like about your home and relax as you’re gazing at them. This could be your Grandmother’s lamp, a painting, a family picture, a flower arrangement, or just about anything that makes you happy and calm.

Beginning with your closet is a good idea because it gets the ball rolling in the right direction. Keeping up with laundry is a difficult task on its own. Add in the frustration of not being able to find what you need when you need it and you’ve got a constant source of stress. If we are constantly being made late or being put into a bad mood by our disorganized closets, then we will always view them with a stressful attitude. It’s not a good idea to get up every morning and “face the monster” first thing. It can set the tone for the whole day, giving you a base of underlying stress that can affect the way that you deal with other stressors as they come along.

When you organize your closet, get rid of the clutter. Giving things that you no longer use or need to a local charity will give you a good feeling about yourself. When you narrow down what you own to what you use and what you consider beautiful, then your closet will start to take shape. As you decide how you are going to arrange your closet, take your time. Make decisions that allow space for new items that may eventually come into the closet. Make room for the out-of-season clothes. Add a high shelf for storing things that you won’t use very often. Use clothes hangers that make your happy. Cedar hangers or other high quality wood hangers will give you a sense of being grounded while making your closet a beautiful site to behold every morning.