Spring is so wonderful. So much energy and feelings of growth. The trees are budding and the spring flowers are peeking their way through the soil.
Last weekend there were a lot of people raking and cleaning out their gardens. They are clearing the way for the perennials and setting groundwork for new flowers in their gardens. There was a lot of eliminating of dead leaves and grass.
Just like those gardens, you need to eliminate old energy before new energy can come into your life. What old leaves and dead grass is prohibiting you to bloom? Be discriminating of what is growing around you. Just because it blooms, doesn't mean it's a flower. Sometimes they are just weeds in disguise. They start innocently enough but eventually will use all the good soil.
Plant yourself in good soil. Weed out the old and don't forget the necessity of self nourishment.
Just because you have a tiny space, doesn't mean you can't make it work for every purpose you need. You first need to define the purposes of the space and then take out everything that is not part of that purpose. You will also need to edit out things that would be part of that purpose in the past, but no longer serve you in the way you need now. Thi
In this example, the closet space is 8x6 with a depth of 22 inches. Not a large closet by any means. The main purpose the closet is of course clothes storage. Yet there were many clothes that were no longer used, liked, fit or worn. Same for shoes, belts, accessories, boots and bags. Belts and jewelry was stored on an over the door hanger and are easily viewable. Everything was pared down to what is essential and used every month. The rest was donated.
The other defined purpose of the closet was for business file storage. A simple two drawer filing container was used. The top drawer is information that is used more often and the bottom drawer is reference files and education materials. A small file holder keeps everyday files in clear view and allows easy access.
Two small bins to the left holds a small collection of stamping materials and pre-made cards. The rest of the collection is stored in a craft area. This allows quick access to a few items and is easily carried back to the main crafting area. Notice that enough space was allowed to pull the bins out from their storage area.
Finally, there had to be storage for a few winter sweatshirts and, of course, hats. Hats are not easy items to store. They are bulky, can't be bent and need to be in a relatively dust free environment. In this example, there are 13 hats stored in this tiny closet.
Think you don't have enough room for everything? I challenge you to reconsider "enough".
Just cleaned out my closet. WAIT until you see what you can do with a very small space.
Pictures coming soon.
Keep your tall boots looking great every season by keeping their shape when storing. Here's some tips to preserve them so you'll be able to wear them right out of the box for next year.
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