SPRING CLEAN YOUR CLOSET!
March is the perfect time to start your "spring cleaning". Let's start small with decluttering your closets.
To begin any decluttering project, start by writing "Trash", "Donate", and "To Do" on 3 separate pieces of paper, or note cards. These will be your three action items.
The first thing you need to do is take everything out of your closet. Yes, it will look like a mess but we always say it's going to look a lot worse before it gets better!
Start by making piles into three categories:
Toss items that are torn, stained or stretched out.
Donate items that are in good condition that you have not worn in over a year. Donate any items that still have tags on them or have never been worn (we all have these items in our closets). If you have not worn something in 6 months to a year, chances are you never will! You can also donate items that no longer fit.
Bonus Tip: Get rid of those mismatched hangers! You will be amazed at the difference matching hangers can make in your closet. (we highly recommend slimline, non-slip hangers) Check out the link below.
This pile will consist of the items you plan to keep. Sort through these items by category, placing likes with likes. (Pants, tops, dresses, coats, undergarments, accessories, etc..)
Now that all items have been removed from your closet, this is the perfect time to give it a good cleaning. Wipe down the shelves, vacuum the carpet or mop the floor.
Begin storing your clothes by category and color. Using your new matching hangers, hang likes with likes, and everything facing the same direction. With skirts, dresses and coats, hang them according to length, keeping the shorter skirts to the left and the longer skirts on the right, creating an upward angle. With shirts, keep shorts sleeves together and long sleeves together.
File fold t-shirts, jeans, pajamas, and shorts into your dresser. File folding will help you maximize space and let you see everything you own. You can also use storage bins for items such as bathing suits, undergarments, and t-shirts. (unless of course, you have room to hang your T's)
Shoes can go neatly on the floor or place them into storage bins and stack them on a shelf.
Here are links to our favorite closet organizing products from The Container Store!