Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Spring Cleaning Week - Closet cleanout
On more than a few occasions I have stared into my closet in pure frustration. Shirts layered on one hanger, pieces I had completely forgotten about, and no room to slide anything around in hopes of getting a better look. Throw in a stuffed dresser and getting dressed in a hurry would never be an option. I figured the best way to dive into a week of Spring cleaning would be to tackle the biggest problem area first, my closet. With a few handy tricks and a cut-throat rejection policy, I was able to turn my closet and drawers into a working wardrobe with a little space left over to add some new pieces (always a plus!).
Pull all of the clothes out of your drawers, clean the lining, and scent with a sachet. Next, separate the clothes into the items you will keep and those you will donate/sell. Refold everything you are keeping, separating them into like piles (tank tops, short sleeves, and long sleeves). Do the same for pants, separating them into color options, denim, and slacks. Nice pants should always be hung in the closet however.
For clothing that is hanging up in your closet, make sure everything is zipped, buttoned, or latched before it's put back. This way, the shape will always stay in tact.
Replace old hangers with slim velvet lined ones. This greatly cuts down on space and holds everything (even flimsy little straps). Organize your clothes by style and sleeve length. You'll be amazed how easy it is to get dressed afterwards.