Spring Has Sprung: Time To Organize Your Closets
Spring Has Sprung: Time To Organize Your Closets
No matter what size your closet is, the truth is that these closed off areas often become a haven for forgotten items, clothes we no longer wear, and items we want hidden from sight. Now that spring and summer is upon us, it is the perfect time to clean out and organize your closets to maximize space and improve organization for your home, and your life. Here are 10 helpful tips for organizing your closets:
- A Clean Slate: When you first start cleaning and organizing your closets, take the time to remove all items first, separating them into piles of items you want to keep, donate, or toss. This also allows you to view the closet empty, and assess the potential for optimizing the space and being creative.
- Shine and Polish: Once your closets are empty, take the time to thoroughly clean them. Wipe down shelves to remove dust, vacuum, and wipe down any surfaces.
- Swap it Out: If you regularly use a dry cleaner, remove all the plastic covers and replace them with canvas bags. Plastic bags can retain moisture causing your clothes to deteriorate or discolor.
- Choose the Right Hangers: Resist the urge to hang on to those old flimsy wire hangers you have in your closet. They can easily become misshapen, and sometimes the coating rubs off leaving stains. Using strong plastic hangers will eliminate the potential for both.
- Organize your Organization: Once you have the items in your closet organized, organize them further as desired. You can organize clothing and shoes by type, color, or season. This makes finding the items you need much easier.
- Hanging Helps: Use the space in your closet for hanging to your advantage. If your closet has two rods for hanging, use the space wisely by hanging items that will not touch the floor on the bottom, and longer items on the top. Extra or bulky items (think blue jeans and sweaters) can be folded and placed on the shelves.
- Show Off the Shoes: If you wear certain shoes more often than others, place those close to the front where you have easy access. If you use a floor organizer, arrange shoes with one shoe facing the front and the other facing the back so you can easily see the heel and toe together before making your selection. Another space saver is a hanging shoe rack with clear sides.
- Use the Shelves: Most closets have at least one row of shelves. Use this space to store items you do not access often, such as off-season garments, shoes, accessories, or miscellaneous items. Use clear bins with lids to keep items dust free and easily accessible when needed.
- Accessorize: If you have space on your hanging rod, hang your belts, bags, and scarves so you can easily see what you have.
- Freshen it Up: Use a sachet or air freshener to add a soft clean scent to your closet. Be sure to choose a scent that is light, reflects your personality, and will not aggravate allergies.
With these 10 tips, you can clean and organize your closet, maximize your space, and minimize clutter. For more ideas to inspire your spring and summer, visit our Pinterest board “Stuff We Love For Spring” at https://www.pinterest.com/virtualstaging/stuff-we-love-for-spring/. To learn more about home staging, contact Virtually Staging Properties at 877.949.9797
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