Research has shown that clutter has a negative effect on our lives. Our brain likes order as it can process information quicker and more efficiently in an organised environment. Most of us like to feel in control of not just ourselves, but our surroundings too.
Let’s face it, going to the wardrobe is probably one of the first things we do each day. Seeing clothes in an orderly manner is easier on the eye which automatically causes less stress. Another benefit of a good clear out is, by getting rid of things you never wear will you will have a smaller selection of clothes to scour through leaving you more time to do other things.
So now we know that a tidy closet is good for our mental wealth, how do we create it?
- Start gently. Sort your clothes into three piles: A) Wear often. B) Wear occasionally. C)Haven’t worn for the last 12 months. Now all of the items in pile C, bag up and either sell or give away.
- Make sure you have just enough hangers for the size of your wardrobe. Then, if you purchase something new, it means you will have to exchange it for something old.
- Reduce the clutter by season. Store away your summer season clothes through the cooler months and vice versa for the winter clothes.
- Keep shoes in boxes and stack them tidily on top of each other. This is not only a great way to keep them tidy and easy to find but also prevents dust collection.
That’s it! Declutter your wardrobe and you will reduce stress immediately.