Is your closet out of control? Do you still have clothes you wore to your daughter’s
wedding or your son’s college graduation; or perhaps your own wedding or graduation?
Is your closet bursting at the seams and trying to get your attention by hanging rods
falling (clothes and all) or your sweaters tumbling off the shelves regularly. Do you hate
entering your closet to look for something to wear and think “I have so much stuff in my
closet but have nothing to wear”? Even worse, do you have clothes stashed not only in
your bedroom closet but in several other closets throughout the house?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions or even think you might be close,
energy clearing your closet will definitely help. Not only will it help organize your life
but somehow there is a connection between “fat closets” and cluttered minds or bodies. If
you are holding onto clothes from years past you are also holding onto thoughts and
feelings from the past. You need to empty both in order to make space for new energy to
enter in the way of new clothing and new thinking. This process is actually fun because
the more “stuff” you get rid of, the better you will feel, and the better you feel the easier
it is to let go of old ideas and thinking so positive new things and thoughts can enter your

This process is also much easier than you think. You simply need three boxes, really
large boxes if you have lots to sort. Label the first one “donate”, the second “toss” and
the third “maybe”. Everything in your closet that does not pass the “I love it, it looks
really great on me and I feel terrific in it” test is placed into one of those three boxes.
If you don’t really love the item, it doesn’t look great on you or you do not feel terrific
wearing it, then you should no longer keep it in your closet. Those pieces are negative
energy for you and help you further hold onto the past or things you should have let go of
years ago. Everything else should be sorted into the other three boxes and properly
disposed of. Only a few things should be in the “maybe” box. Review them in six weeks
and if you still are not sure, toss or donate them. Someone else will fall in love with the
very things that no longer give you positive energy or re-enforce who you are or want to
be today.

In Feng Shui, positive energy is not only acquired through placement, i.e. something you
put in a certain location to energize a specific need. It is also the alignment of your
thinking with what you are focusing energy on. An overly full closet is symbolic of
something going on inside as well. And, through the clearing out process of your closet
you need to determine what issues in your mind or body need to be cleared out at the
same time. Sometimes people with what I jokingly call “fat closets” also find themselves
overweight. Or, perhaps they find themselves unfocused with no clearly defined direction
to follow. If you find yourself holding onto clothes that are two sizes to small or too large
it is time to toss them and also to deal with why they are still in your closet.

Live by the motto “I love it, it looks really great on me and I feel terrific in it” and
you will always have a closet that is organized and contains only clothing that gives you
good energy. By aligning your thinking with that motto you will unclutter self as well and
be open to wonderful new energy, ideas and opportunities.

Author's Bio: 

Pat Heydlauff, CEO of Energy By Design, draws her knowledge and wisdom from life experiences and personal issues. She experienced and overcame many challenges such as job elimination, illnesses, loss of sight in one eye and care-taking. Pat was divinely guided to balance her world through her artistic expression, painting. This put her in a state of prayer and meditation which lead her to create the art book, “The Way We Go” Your Roadmap to a Better Future. She is also the author of published books, Feng Shui, So Easy a Child Can Do It, Your Roadmap to a Better Future and Selling Your Home with a Competitive Edge, 21 Ways to Increase... Employee Engagement and published books. Contact her at 561-408-2708 or #spirituality #inspirational