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Skeletons in the Closet:  Intimidation and Upset

Updated: Oct 27, 2019

Post by Onna Carr

My closet can be intimidating. I store my possessions behind its doors, and I hope nothing falls over or down when I reach in for my jeans and Kurta of the Day. Sometimes, things I did not even know I owned start pouring forth from my closet like a wave of expletives from a usually quiet soul.

This month, I had an in-depth discussion with my closet, the Gentle Beast. I have come to the conclusion that there are a few things in my life that I need to just deal with, and my closet happens to one of those things. I have reached out for help from Closets Anonymous a.k.a. my family and Marie Kondo’s book on tidying, and I believe success can be reached: that the skeletons can be removed or that they will learn to dance.

First, there is the step-by-step program starting with honest observational evaluation. Why keep things I have no space for and little intention to use? This is followed by helpful feedback from Closets Anonymous concerning coming to grips with the reality of my hang-ups which includes helpful feedback suggesting that if I have not worn a garment for over a year or since it was purchased; perhaps, it should be shown the way to the consignment shop or local thrift shop.

I have often wondered what would happen if we did not put doors on our storage areas? Would this give us impetus to perhaps keep things a little neater than we do as we have the doors to hide away our possessions behind? Someday soon, I may try this theory, I may leave my closet door open after the tidying is complete and see if the things left within it dance better when the door is open and the light falls gently upon them.

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