After frigid winter, spring is the year’s most convenient season. And the changes in nature brings seasonal adjustments to our taste and fashion as we are moving into the warmer months.
So, it’s no wonder that we keep hitting the stores to get trendy.
While spring is getting its first kiss, the laziness of winter still has its fair share on us. Accordingly, we keep tossing those trendy clothes and shoes into the closet mixing them up with the heavy winter outfit.
We think it’s a matter of time being to spring clean the closet. But then we get distracted and forget our promise.
Consequently, the closet becomes untidy and crowded. Thus, finding what fits remains a challenge each morning.
Finally, we realize that the closet needs a going over before it gets really stressful.
But, how to accomplish this? Is spring cleaning a closet an overwhelming task to perform?
No worries. Because, today, I am going to briefly walk you through the entire process on how to spring clean your closet.
Maybe it can’t do wonders, but it will be very helpful to serve as handy tips for spring cleaning your closet.
All right, without wasting time, let’s see exactly how it works!
How to Spring Clean your Closet?-
The 6 Easy Steps
Step 1: Invest In Closet Organization
To begin with, check whether you have enough storage tools, such as hangers, boxes, shoe bins, hampers, hooks, etc.
Determine if the lack of these tools justify the reason behind your messy closet.
To bridging the gap between your organized and de-organized closet consider investing in:
- More huggable, slim and sturdy hangers to free up space and avoid tugging or stretching of fabrics.
- Containers or boxes to store out-of-season items that will allow you to label each box so that you can quickly identify while stacking on shelves.
- Shoe bins so that you can keep them in pairs and prevent dust.
- Hooks to add room for your hats, robes, belts, purses, scarves and other hanging things that you need more often.
Well, there is a ton of options to choose from. So, take the above checklist as a guide in making a worthwhile investment.
Step 2: Choose Your Timing and Seek Help
The spring closet clean up can be an overwhelming task if,
- you choose the wrong day
- try to tackle all at once
- don’t plan and break down the challenge
So, despite being mindful spring cleaning need not be completed in a rush.
It might be sensible to work with your partner or friends on weekend days and add fun to it.
Step 3: The Closet Purge
It is the most important step in how to clean your closet checklist. In order words, a good closet purge helps justify what to put back in.
- Open the closet doors and wardrobe and look at each content with a critical eye.
- Pull out everything from the closet including the items that slipped into the dark corners.
- Put them on the bedroom floor using clean plastic tarps.
- Downsize your collection by getting rid of odds and ends that you don’t love anymore.
- Isolate those items on a separate pile.
- Now use the “three pile rule” and sort them into discard, sell or donate boxes.
- Discard ripped items that are no longer wearable.
- Sell items that are yet trendy and worth the value but don’t fit your style now.
- Include in the donate box the clothes and shoes that are gently used but are not worth stocking.
Following this step, you will see the amount of workload that was cut short. You can then concentrate more on the apparel that deserves a place in your closet.
Step 4: Cleaning Out The Closet Inside
The closet is now empty and you get the best view of all the hidden dust accumulating over time. Now it’s time to get rid of the allergens and revive your closet.
- Clean the ceiling, wall, and door using a long-handled duster or broom.
- Brush out the light fixture to remove dust.
- If you find any scuffs on the wall get them removed with a magic eraser.
- To pick up dust and grim wipe down the front of the light switch, baseboards, and doors using a damp microfiber cloth.
- Thoroughly vacuum the closet floor. Ensure that the vacuum filter is clean for effective dust removal. Also, don’t forget to reach around the base of the walls. You can use the vacuum’s crevice attachment to facilitate that.
- If your closet is carpeted and it has hard flooring vacuum it properly.
Step 5: Organize & Put Things Back
After the clean up you can put all the apparel back into the closet. And remember the way you plan and organize your closet will dictate how easy it is to access and pick a cloth from your closet.
So, it is important that your closet has a mixture of hanging rods, hooks and vacant floor space.
Additionally, you need to install a few shelves to maximize vertical space. Not to mention, you have to bring seasonal adjustment to your closet as well.
- Group all the clothing and place them into categories (pants, dress, jacket, jeans, casual shirts, blouses, etc.). Use boxes to safe keep and label each of them so that you face no difficulties to find.
- Move off-season wears towards the end of your closet to unlock front spaces for your new season outfit.
- Use hangers with clips to hang longer items like dresses and shirts on your closet rod.
- Consider hangers with metal hooks to hold items like belts, ties, and scarves.
- Keep the frequently used shoes near the closet door for ease of access.
- Use shoe bins to store your shoes and match them in pairs. Place the optional lid to keep the top items dust-free.
Step 6: Weekly Closet Maintenance
To keep your closet in great shape throughout the year the weekly closet maintenance is very crucial. Although it is not a mammoth of task, this is the part where the average people tend to get a bit lazy. The result is bitter and you are going to get your closet messed up sooner than you think.
To avoid such thing, make sure to do a closet maintenance at least once every two weeks.
To keep it organized you should:
- Keep a laundry basket close to the closet so that you can toss all the dirty clothes into it.
- Keep a bag on the floor to put all your donated clothes.
- Put away clothes that appear to have strains or holes and ensure that they are tailored and cleaned before the next weekly maintenance.
- Pick up the clean clothes and fold them back into the drawers or shelves.
- Organize your clothes on hangers by their colors or by their style.
- Vacuum the closet floor and dust the shelves.
Finally, that’s how we go about spring clean the closet.
It could be time-consuming to properly organize and spring clean your closet. But a poorly organized closet will add even more hassle later on. So, don’t take our points for granted.
Above all, be creative, allocate time for better planning and customize your techniques according to your closet.
To sum up, a well-organized closet is all that you need to start a day. It brings peace and tranquility in the first place.
I wish the above guide has worked well in this instance and you are now better equipped on how to spring clean your closet.