I spent my morning organizing the closet and it made me feel wonderful! Don’t misunderstand me, I am not that person that enjoys cleaning or organizing, but I love the end result! I love the satisfaction of looking at my closet and knowing exactly what’s in it and where it is.
This is one perk that comes from having an empty nest. I have tons more closet space! My empty nest made it possible to keep my clothes divided by winter and summer. I keep the season I am using in my closet in my bedroom and the other season is in the bedroom upstairs.
Every time the season changes I look forward to organizing the closet. I move the clothes from my bedroom to upstairs and I bring the upstairs clothes down to my bedroom. Here’s the part I found that really helps. I go through each item of clothing that is going back in my bedroom closet and ask myself 3 questions. Do I still love it, does it still fit and is it still in good condition? If the answer is no to any of the questions it goes in a bag to be taken to a local charity.
I do the same with my shoes. I swap out my boots and close-toed shoes for sandals and open-toed shoes. It is almost like getting a whole new wardrobe every summer and every winter because it has been months since I last saw them! It’s actually kind of fun to mix my older things with new items that I get to replace what ends up in the charity bag.
Organizing the Closet Feels Wonderful
Cleaning the closet sounds like such a small thing but for me every time I do it I get such a feeling of accomplishment. I am proud of my organized closet. This is something I struggled with for many years. I constantly reorganized my children’s closets because they kept outgrowing their clothes and mine stayed unorganized.
My clothes were outdated and half of them didn’t fit anymore. It took me a couple of years after the children left to start organizing the closet. After the first time I moved everything I found myself looking forward to it every winter and summer.
After I go through my clothes I get to buy myself some new clothes that I love and that are current. Mixing my new clothes with my other clothes and creating new outfits is so much fun. I am able to make all new outfits by mixing them up so I never feel like I am wearing the same old thing.
Now it’s your turn to take a moment to think about your home and the extra room you have. Not just the closets either. You have whole rooms now that you have an empty nest that you can make yours. You can now create yourself that craft room you have always wanted or the home office you have only dreamed of having. Enjoy your new space and I hope you feel wonderful when you decide how you are going to use it.