Step Into Our Proverbial Closet

October 7, 2010 at 10:43 am 3 comments

Why closets?

Good question.

Ask most people and they’ll admit their closet/cabinet/armoire/wardrobe usage goes well beyond storage. Closed closet doors hide things. Sometimes skeletons. Most times things we never use but don’t know what the bleep to do with.

According to Wikipedia (we really dig far eh?):

“A closet, through French from Latin clausum, “closed” began life in the 17th century as a small private room, often behind a bedroom, to which a man or woman could retire, for privacy, reading, or enjoyment of personal works of art…”

Their history is thus rooted in an inherent need for privacy and desire to “hide”, “contain”, or even “escape”.  Closets were born of the intention to house things we want to keep but not necessarily access every minute, day, or year.

Which is fine if you’re living in the 17th century.  But we’re not. Throughout the ages closets have become secret dumping grounds for the many, many, many things we accumulate.

Time to de-clutter. When one begins the process of editing one’s life, one must begin with their closet.

For many of our customers closets and cabinets act as quick and easy organizing solutions – out of sight, out of mind reasoning. We think this probably reigns true for most people. And although this “solution” may work in the short term, it’s not sustainable. Clutter causes stress. There is no way around it. Life is easier and smoother when things have been minimized, simplified, organized, and have a proper home.

For smooth sailing use our 8 Step Process!  And listen to Christopher Cross.

Need more reasons to attack your closets with throwaway bags? Here are some good ones:

*Obtain immediate knowledge of your stuff (i.e.that crocheted poncho that you wore once. We mean “really?!?” –  let it go!). This leads to an instant sense of control and ability to manage one’s belongings.  

*Gain easy access to possessions without having to dig through miscellanea.

*Eliminate the fear and worry of being buried once you open the closet door (along with the dreadful anxiety of having to organize the stuff one day). Just do it! And then have a party and hang up someone’s coat!

*Save money and time by not buying duplicate items because the first one “magically” disappeared!

Closet Alternatives

Yours In Editing,

Beth & Cheryl


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. andrew  |  October 7, 2010 at 11:00 am

    WOW! the bed that doubles as a closet is amazing! where can you get that?

    • 2. Edit My Closet  |  October 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

      Hey – they’re called “Storage Beds” and can be found at all major department and furniture stores. We love them too!

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