I am a slave to my closet. It's one spot that consistently gets away from me. I'll spend an afternoon organizing it, arranging clothes by type and color; only to have it fall apart within a week. When that happens, everything slows down a bit. The bedroom becomes an obstacle course and the morning routine is slowed down. Slowing down that morning routine makes everything stressful, and when there's stress in one parent, the entire family suffers. So, in a very real way, when I am a slave to my closet, my entire family is held hostage. I don't like that. I want to be free from the tyranny of my closet, but to date, I've not been willing to put in the work to keep that thing squared away.
So, I'm resolving to conquer that thing this week. By the time I go to bed Friday night, I will be master of that closet for good. Heck, I'll even post weekly photo updates if you want. Maybe i won't post them, but I'll take them anyway because it will track the two traits that will free me from the emotional bondage of that closet: discipline and consistency. One of resources I've been reading through to help me plan my siege of the closet, is Marie Kondo's book:
To be completely honest, it's not just my closet, but that is the one space that bothers me the most because it's the first thing that I look at in the morning when I get up. Waking up to a cluttered, disorganized mess is a pretty crappy way to start the day...and I'm just tired of it.
What "that space" in your house? What seems to always get away from you? What small, practical steps can you take this week to declare freedom from the tyranny of that space?