Having a clean and organized home space can make you feel better and more organized and can help boost your mood, which is why decluttering can be such a helpful activity to work on. Here are some ideas to help you clean out and organize your closet to make your space a more positive and useful area.
Start With a Clean Slate
To start off your closet organization, remove all your clothing from the closet and place it on your bed or a table you have set up in the space. This helps you to see everything and go through items one by one. Remove everything from your closet, including bags, scarves, shoes, and jackets, along with anything that is not clothing, which you should find a new storage place for.
This will give you an opportunity to clean the interior of your closet to remove dust, dirt, and cobwebs. Wipe off any scratch marks and vacuum the carpeting or tile.
Look at Organization Options
Your closet may already be set up with a variety of shelves, one or more closet rods, drawers, or cubbies to hold and store all your various clothing items. However, if your closet is set up with just the minimum of a closet rod and possibly a shelf, you can look at upgrading your closet organization system. You can find a system to install within your closet that is going to help you store and organize your clothing most efficiently, or you can hire a professional closet organizer service to help you upgrade your closet space. With the right organization system, you can maximize the usage of even the smallest closet space.
Manage Your Clothing
After you have cleaned your closet and made any needed upgrades, it is time to get rid of clothes that you don't need. When you have too many clothes crammed into your closet space, it is hard to see everything you have when deciding what to wear each day, it can be difficult to get at items, and you will notice your clothing becoming a bit more wrinkled than you would like.
Go through your clothes by type and decide which ones you want to give away or donate to charity. When you work by clothing type, go through all your jackets first, then move on to pants and shirts, for example. This will help you place all your jackets side by side in comparison to select which ones to keep and which ones to give away.
To help you in this decision, think about if the clothing fits you and makes you feel good when you wear it. Also consider how long ago you last wore it, and if it has been a year or more, you should leave it out of your wardrobe. The remaining items that you plan to keep you can put back into your newly clean closet.
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