Whether you’ve sat in back-to-back meetings all day and haven’t gotten much “real work” done, spent your commute in traffic, or just have too much to do in too little time, it’s easy to get stressed. go out from time to time. and finding ways to manage stress can sometimes make you more stressed.
An area of your life that may be contributing to feeling stressed could come from where you least expect it: your closet. searching for a shirt hidden in a sea of hanging storage, struggling to find a lost pair of shoes, or even untangling a bunch of necklaces to find the right one during your morning routine can ruin your entire day.
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If this happens to you frequently, it may be time to consider adopting feng shui. understanding how to create a space with a good flow of energy could be the medicine for what ails you. Having a well-designed closet can help you not only get organized but also feel better about yourself and a little more in control of your life.
what is feng shui?
Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese practice of placement. the goal is to organize your environment to create harmony and balance, transforming your space to improve your life. For those who believe, finding a balanced design in your closet can help unlock energy in a space you spend time in every day. It is believed that showing respect for physical spaces, yes, even your closet, can bring more peace to your life.
here are some tips to make your wardrobe flow better.
1. clear, de-stress
Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve really taken a look at what’s taking up space in your closet. take some time to go through the clothes, shoes and accessories in your closet to see everything, even the items that are hidden out of sight.
The emphasis here is often on getting rid of old clothes, the ones that are too small or have stains and holes that cannot be fixed. but it’s also important to get rid of any random items that don’t belong in your closet. find things that you can relocate to other places in your home to create more space. feng shui practice believes that clutter blocks the flow of energy in your closet and in your life.
2. color coordinate
After you throw away or donate things you no longer need, take a look at everything you’re keeping. color is an important “tool” in feng shui that can change the energy in a space. organizing your clothes by color can help create a presence of good energy or good “qi”.
start by arranging the different elements by color and then type. for example, first gather all your blue shirts and then organize them by length or type of shirt. repeat these steps for each color and type of shirt.
3. fix it
Take a look at what your space may be missing. good lighting, meaningful décor, and even a fresh coat of paint can go a long way in bringing good energy. Paying attention to these details in your closet can help the space (and yourself) feel refreshed.
make sure you have everything you need to organize and shape your space. Analyze if you are maximizing the usefulness of each drawer and hanging storage space, or if you need to find a new way to organize your things. it may simply mean adding clear storage bins and drawer organizers or it could be time for a bigger upgrade to a custom solution to create a calm and uncluttered space.
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