The perfect closet should have great light, comfy seating, a counter for folding clothes, plenty of open shelves, wide drawers and breathable room between all the matching hangers. Or not?
First off, I’m not complaining. (I had to make that clear in case my husband reads this.) I am the happiest little bird, feathering a new nest high up in the sky, with views that extend to the heavens and windows that are bathed in light. You’ll hear more about it, when I stop smiling long enough to sit down and write. So I couldn’t be happier.
However there’s this little teeny minor challenge, about the size of our old dining room table, which is supposed to house all the clothes I’ve refused to give away (and haven’t worn in how many years?). And although I am so happy that my darling biz partner is about to feather her own gorgeous nest (I’m not leaking any details yet), I was just ever so slightly envious when I spied her floor plans and saw the size of her closet. OMD, that’s your CLOSET??? Uh huh. And now I have to admit: I have just the slightest little soupcon of closet envy. And I can’t help but wonder, what will her dream closet look like?
It’s gotten me thinking, what are the essential ingredients for the perfect closet. Hmmm … let me just dream about this a little! My top ten requirements for the perfect closet would be:
The little rational birdy on my shoulder whispers gently: So maybe the secret to a great closet isn’t space after all … it’s editing! Does it really matter how big it is, as long as it’s spare, uncluttered and functional? Fewer choices means fewer decisions, a simpler lifestyle, and more room to hang!
Adjust to the size of your space, compromise in certain places (my bed works wonders as a folding surface!), give away the excess, especially if you haven’t worn it in the last year, and learn to edit.
If only I could limit my wardrobe to three colors, simplify all those morning decisions and throw out the clutter … along with the closet envy!
Ta ta …