Wednesday, February 04, 2009
I forgot that I had a walk-in closet in my bedroom. I am serious! I had crammed so much in my closet that it was difficult (and frustrating) to get to my clothes. So, yesterday I pulled everything that was on the floor of my closet out. I have not figured out where all of that stuff is going to go yet but it isn't going to go back in there! I am going to get rid of stuff. I don't need it all. That much is certain. I am going to stop putting stuff in my closet that doesn't belong so I can start enjoying the closet I was excited about when we bought our house.
The discovery of my long-lost walk-in closet reminded me of something I read last week (and not for the first time, either) about the master bedroom. The words that follow inspire me. I constantly struggle with keeping my room clean and free of clutter. However, these words remind me of the importance of making my room a haven.
"Think of the most romantic place you've ever been. Was it a hotel? A weekend spa? A romp in a grassy field? Okay-no one needs so much information. But I'll bet you anything it was a place free of clutter and distractions that might have detracted from your loving moments. Follow that same basic concept if you are looking to create peace and calm. What do you want from the space where you sleep, and where you and your partner have your most intimate moments? What is your vision for your relationship? You bedroom should be a place that reflects this and fosters calm, warmth, and love. Reclaim your space. Only you can make that happen."
Peter Walsh, It's All Too Much
Here's one quote more from the same book-
"No room in the home should be more important to a couple than their bedroom. Disarray in the master bedroom has more impact on family life, on peace and harmony, on love and respect, and on a relationship than it does in any other room."
It is February and love is in the air... or at least the commercialization of Valentine's Day is everywhere. You might be thinking about ways to show your spouse love. Let me give you an idea: Declutter your room. It will be the best kind of gift to your husband. Probably, he won't even recognize it (and by all means, don't expect him to!). It will be a gift to yourself so you can enjoy your space more. When I enjoy my space more, I am happier and more loving. That will be your gift to your spouse (wink, wink).