Originally Posted by pageta
I read this about a week ago and have thought about it quite a bit. I'm self-employed in direct sales, and what I notice is that there is a direct correllation between the state of my house and my business. If my house is in order, I'm working my business. If my house is a mess, I'm not getting much of anything done, including working my business. I have much better mental clarity when my house is in order, including my closets. When I'm working my business, I'm making money. So that would tie the clean closets to the money...if you want to go that far.
Does that make sense?
Makes absolute sense to me. I believe this to my core. I fight clutter constantly. I clean out my house at least 3-4 a year. Also, I now SAH but for years I worked at a large corporation in the executive branch. Our President would not allow people to work in messes or to leave paperwork all over the place. That's not to say he was a maniacal task master - he wasn't. He just prescribed to the theory that if you allow yourself to work or wallow in a messy pit then you will be less productive AND that it speaks volumes about your interior (spiritual, mental) organization. I agreed with him.
As a person who used to be in terrible debt I know that ...the way you live...is the way you live. If you kick your dog when you're angry then you probably mistreat others in your family regularly. If you don't take care of your home and mananging what you own I can't see how that couldn't spill over into all areas of your life in one way or another.
That being said....in case you were wondering because I talk this big talk......... my closet is picked up but not organized. Neat enough not to shock, but not a place anyone's ever been impressed by!