Spring Cleaning the Closet

A majority of things around the home are easy to clean and organize.

For instance, if something were to spill in the kitchen, we’d be sure to clean it up. It would almost be an automatic response. The dishes in the sink would get cleaned because eventually we would need to use something. And, the trash would be taken out because it would otherwise overflow and make the home smelly.

If the living room got dirty or the bathroom, it would get cleaned. Why? Because these rooms are the most visible. If we were to have guests over, these rooms would be the first to get cleaned. These rooms are where we spend a majority of our time.

Bedrooms are totally different. That is because the bedroom is private. It’s not a common room for guests to walk into. For that reason, most don’t have the same urgency to clean their room like they do other rooms. If anything, you can close the bedroom door.

The bedroom, specifically the closet, can be one of the toughest areas to clean. Closets are typically smaller than most bathrooms. They are crowded with clothes and other items that can make it even more difficult to maneuver around.
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It’s a tedious job and it’s tiresome, but it has to get done.

Now is the perfect time. Why? Because it’s time to spring clean! The time of year where we go through the place and thoroughly clean or organize. Usually, spring cleaning allows us to make more room. Now, wouldn’t it be nice to have even a little more room in our closet? I think so.

Categorize

Take everything out from your closet. This is the most time consuming and stressful part of the process.

Separate your clothes into categories. Place all your pants in one pile, all your long sleeve shirts in another, all your shorts go together, all your short sleeve shirts go together, all your dresses, etc.
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Sort

Should it stay, or should it go? Ask yourself.

While you were separating your clothes, you probably came across somethings that you totally forgot about. Maybe you found your high school graduation gown, or a sweater that’s all ratty, or a pair of jeans that still have the price tags on them.

Depending on you, these things you might want to let go of.

Designate

Now that you know what you plan on keeping, it’s time to find it a place for it to go.

This will save you time in the long run. For instance, if you are looking for a specific short sleeve shirt, it’ll be with the rest of the short sleeve shirts. There’s no more questioning where something is.

Customize It

Maybe you have enough room in your closet to hang everything, that’s great! Even if you do, it’s important to utilize every ounce of space you have.

To explain this, let’s go back to the kitchen. In the kitchen there are cabinets, drawers, and shelves. These are strategically used to organize food, dishes, utensils, and appliances.

Closets don’t have a lot to work with. If yours is like most, your closet has a shelf up above and a rod. It needs more structure.

While there are installation options that you can choose from, there are solutions that don't require a single power drill.

Organizers

If what you seek is in the name, then by all needs, use it.

There are so many different ways to organize your space with methods that are already put together.

Say you want to keep your shelf organized or a drawer of yours, there are things that you can use.

You’ll want to measure your closet before going shopping to know exactly how everything will fit. To maximize space and functionality, choose from a combination of organizers – stand alone, hanging shelves, over-the-door tools to utilize every bit of space.
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Coordinate

There is more than one way to coordinate your clothes than by color.

You can coordinate by the season. Right now, it’s March. Your winter attire is probably at the forefront. Slowly, you’ll want to move your shorts, T-shirts, and sandals forward.

Maybe you coordinate your clothes by functionality, with all your work clothes together.

Or, you coordinate by the type: delicates, pants, shirts, etc.

Stack

Save yourself valuable drawer space and hanging space by stacking bulky items (sweaters, sweatshirts, and jeans). These items make perfect stacks because they’re sturdy and thick. They won’t sink, wrinkle, or lose their shape. Plus, it will be all that much easier to find what you’re looking for.
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The possibilities are endless

Just as there are 101 ways to do something, so there are 101 ways to organize your closet. You could hang up your clothes, fold them away, and even roll them. I’m sure there are more, but what’s important is you find what works for you.

Maintaining an organized closet is an ongoing process, just as updating your wardrobe is an ongoing process.

Just as I said at the beginning, cleaning the closet is a tedious job. It’s a tiresome one, but it has to get done. Otherwise, it will only continue to get worse.

Once it’s all done; It’s organized and clean, the hardest part is keeping it that way.