As the month ticks over into April, we are well and truly on our way into Spring and that means one thing - it’s time to spring clean. This year, many of us are also on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and so there really is no better time to get your house in order for what will hopefully be a much healthier summer ahead. With the weather slowly warming up, our closets are making their own transition from jumpers to t-shirts, jeans to shorts, so here are 4 tips to help you organize your closet.
Spring Clean Your Closet With These 4 Simple Tips
1. Get It All Out
Cleaning out your closet is an all or nothing affair, and it’s always best to get everything out of your closet before you begin, rather than trying to tackle it while it’s still cluttered and crowded. Start by pulling everything out of your closet and laying it in a pile on your bed. At this point you may be thinking ‘Oh no what have I done?!’ but we promise, it all starts to come together from here. With your closet empty, now you can give it a proper inspection for evidence of pests such as clothes moths and you can also give it a quick clean to remove any build-up of dust.
2. Consider A Closet Redesign
With your closet empty, you can also evaluate whether it’s time for a closet redesign. Sometimes, we simply outgrow our space, and if you’re constantly battling with where to put your clothes, or find that you need more shelving or hanging space, then it may be time to think about a new closet from a company such as Closet Décor & More, who specialize in Custom Closet Systems and Installation.
3. Keep, Donate, Store
With your closet space ready to be refilled, it’s time to tackle the pile of clothes and accessories that lies behind you and the simplest way to do this is to organize it into three zones, one to keep, one to donate and one you want to store. As you go through the large pile, carefully consider each item, do you wear it? Is it sentimental? If you can’t answer yes to at least one of those questions then it may be time to donate the item to someone who can give it a better home. With the items that you want to keep, it's time to decide which you want to put back into your closet and which you may want to store until next winter, this will give you more room in your closet for the items you are most likely to wear.
4. Hang Rather Than Fold
Finally, as you place the items you want to keep back into your closet, try to prioritize hanging them rather than folding them. Folded clothing may look aesthetic on your shelves at first, but as soon as you start digging into the pile, you’ll begin to realize that folded items need a lot more maintenance. Instead, try to hang as many of your items as possible, this takes up far less space and also lets you more easily see the items you have available.
So there you have it, in just four simple steps you have gone from closet chaos to closet clean, and you’ll have helped to raise money for good causes with the items you donate too.