Just the idea of cleaning out your closet is enough to induce a mild heart attack, but it’s also therapeutic as you go along the process and feels rewarding when you see right before your eyes the aftermath. To make this mission a lot easier, here are some closet clean-up tips we want to share to you.
- Know Where Your Purged Items Go
Before you start cleaning, decide where your cast-offs go—such in a favourite charity, in a thrift shop, or in a garage sale. Knowing that the items you no longer need will still be put into good use will motivate as you go through the process.
- Evaluate Each Item
In every item, ask yourself if you still love it and if it does look good on you. If yes, keep it. If you’re still unsure, ask yourself which is more valuable, the item or a clearer space. If you’re holding on a sentimental piece, figure out whether it is the best piece to remind you of a particular person or moment.
- Make Use of Every Space
Some closets provide spaces that aren’t deep enough for hangered clothing, and for these, you have three options. First, install shelves from top to bottom and utilize the spaces for smaller pieces like shoes, bags, and folded clothes. Second, hang hooks at the back portion of the closet where you can hang your shorter clothing and/or hand bags.
- Keep Calm and Carry On
When you’re half-way through, you may start to feel overwhelmed, especially seeing those items you just throw out of your space. You might ask yourself “Am I really throwing these things away?” Remind yourself that they are out for a reason. Get over the panic and you’ll soon feel relief seeing those available spaces for you to fill in again.
With these tips, cleaning up your closet doesn’t have to be a strenuous task. It’s possible to organize and tidy up even the most chaotic spaces as long as you have the right mindset and the willingness to do so.