In a book titled "Stuffocation", James Wallman argues that the clutter in our homes is correlated to stress. In a book titled "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up," Marie Kondo argues that every item in your home should bring you joy. She advises, "Keep only the things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest...When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too. As a result, you can see quite clearly what you need in life and what you don't."
When you look at your closet, do you feel joy, or is there a sense of clutter and stress? Is there a skirt in there that you bought, wore once, it didn't quite look right and now you wear anything but that skirt? Are there sweaters there that you received as gifts from loved ones, and you can't part with them out of sense of duty? When you pick up an item, do you feel joy, or are there negative feelings such as buyer's remorse, association with a negative experience, or guilt for having the item and never wearing it?
Join your fellow Club women in a 2018 Spring Cleaning. Take the month of February to go across cupboards, closets, drawers and identify things that clutter your house and mind. Aggregate them, take a picture and send it to email@example.com. Before/after closet pictures are welcome too.
If you would prefer to donate to another cause, that is perfectly great too.
Here's to a cleaner house, life and mind!
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