In the midst of social distancing and working from home, perhaps you have noticed more about your space – like overfilled closets.
Cleaning out your closet may seem like a daunting task, especially if it has been a few months (or years).
Here are a few simple steps to transform your closet into a clean, well-organized space.
Play your favorite song and turn the volume up!
In order to ready your closet, you must ready your mindset. Picture that end result: a beautiful closet with just the items that you frequently wear. Music is scientifically proven to help your mood, so turn on the radio and get to work!
Take EVERYTHING out.
This step often gives people the most anxiety, as it can create a big mess. However, it allows you to see the inventory to be able to effectively evaluate what you really need. This will also help you brainstorm the perfect organizational schema.
Dust, sweep, and vacuum.
Closets are a hotspot for dust. Shoes, rarely used objects, carpeting, and shelving can lead to a large amount of dust mites if not cleaned. Take advantage of the empty space and spend a few minutes doing a deep clean. Get rid of the dust mites and clutter to look and feel better!
Throw away, donate, or keep.
If you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in over a year, most experts will say it is time to let it go. Donating your old clothes will truly make you feel good about yourself! You are cutting the clutter, assisting others, and helping the environment at the same time.
First sort by style – short sleeved, long sleeved, etc. – then organize your wardrobe by color to make it easy to locate the clothes you are looking for. Sort the colors by the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. It is an easy pattern to follow and you get to decide the best place to put your black, white, brown and gray clothes!
To view the article in the online 2021 Winter Partners Magazine, click here.