Most of us tend to dump things into our closet without much thought. We hang our clothes on hooks, we throw shoes and bags onto shelves and then everything else gets stuffed into the bottom without much thought. While this can work for some time, it’s eventually going to get disorganized and messy. In fact, it could start to get unhygienic with pests invading or strange smells. So to help you out, we’ve put together a list of 6 closet maintenance tips that will help you stay organized and clean.
6 Closet Maintenance Tips to Help You Stay Organized and Clean
1. Decide on what’s deep storage and regular storage
Deep storage simply refers to anything that you don’t plan to take out or use for a long time. This could be out-of-season clothes, it could be clothes that no longer fit or clothes that you plan to get rid of in the future. These types of items can be stored away in boxes or bags and kept well away from everything else since they won’t be touched for some time.
2. Add some lighting
A bit of lighting, even if it’s battery-powered, can help you see what you’re doing in a closet. This is especially helpful for closets that don’t get much light from nearby bulbs.
3. Clean your closet regularly
We highly suggest that you clean your closet every two to four weeks. Take out all of the clothes, give everything a good dusting and use some spray or wipes to wash the surfaces down. This can get rid of odors and also stop mold from growing in your closet. Regular maintenance might take some time, but it’s much easier once you have an organized closet.
4. Don’t hang heavy items
Large and bulky items like sweaters and coats can be hung elsewhere. Your closet should be kept relatively clean and you should only hang light items so that the rods don’t sag. This also helps make it easier to browse your clothes since there are no big items getting in the way.
5. Quality hangers are a must
Don’t buy cheap bulky hangers and don’t just use the ones you accidentally took from your local clothing store. Invest quality hangers that look great and won’t ruin your clothes.
6. Shelf dividers are incredibly useful
Shelf dividers are fantastic for long shelves. They can help you separate items that are prone to slipping or falling off a stack such as towels, and they can help you get organized with different kinds of items. This is an absolute must for people with large closet shelves.
We understand that it can be difficult to stay organized with your closet, especially if you’ve got a lot of stuff in there that hasn’t been sorted for a long time. However, we all have to start somewhere and it’s best to get it done sooner rather than later. Pick a good time (such as the weekend), start small and slowly organize your closet with our list of tips.