When is the last time you cleaned out your closet? Studies say that once a year you should haul everything out and do a thorough cleaning.

When is the last time you cleaned out your closet? I mean really cleaned it out!

I was just skimming through my new subscription (I bought the subscription for a fundraiser!) of Real Simple magazine and read this…

“A build up of dust can attract moths” Ewww. If it attracts moths in your closet then what does a build up of dust do in the rest of your house? If you are disorganized then it is harder to clean and keep the “build up of dust” from accumulating! How much does disorganization affect our health? More than most people think! What about our mental health?

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state unequivocally that 80% of our medical expenditures are now stress related.”

~The Centers for Disease Control

Disorganization, dust, moth-attraction, stressing about it all – affects our health – but it doesn’t have to!

The article went on to say

“Once a year haul everything out and do a thorough cleaning.”

Pull all the contents out (while sorting them of course!), dust the EMPTY closet, wash the walls, vacuum the crevices, etc. If you do all that you should purge half of your clothing, reorganize all of it, and then treat yourself to some new hangers or shelf dividers!! Okay, and a new outfit!

Just imagine

Imagine waking up every morning and walking into your closet only to be refreshed and energized just by the look of it (clean, organized, fresh hangers, new paint!). What a way to start your day!

Imagine…picking out your clothes and NOT having to look past all the things that you haven’t worn, that do not fit, that need mending, that are wrinkly or dusty, etc. You are just looking at what you kept – the things that looks good on you, that you wear, that you love and that are cute and stylish!

The energy, the joy, the confidence you would feel every morning!

I wouldn’t be surprised if your family would find you sneaking away just to catch a glimpse of your closet…you might even get a shiver down your spine!

If we should do this to our closets every year, for the benefit of our health, we should do this in every area of our homes! Our health would thank us!

What one area do you most want to get organized…and get clean?

Start today! Divide it into 30 minutes tasks or designate a 4 hour chunk of time and go at it with a vengeance. Why not call a friend, or a professional organizer, to come in and help?

Just START today!

Here’s to our health and our happiness!

 

When is the last time you cleaned out your closet? Studies say that once a year you should haul everything out and do a thorough cleaning.  When is the last time you cleaned out your closet? Studies say that once a year you should haul everything out and do a thorough cleaning.

Tracy Hoth