Wednesday, January 15, 2014

10 Closet Cleaning Tips

1.      If you haven’t worn it in a year, get rid of it.
2.      Use the same hangers to make the closet feel more put together. Small change, but it makes a huge difference.
3.      If your clothes don’t fit…get rid of it! Too bad if it’s a $300 blouse!
4.      Sort clothes into three piles: toss, donate and keep. If it’s been worn through, make sure it’s a toss.
5.      Color-coordinate your clothes—I use the ROYGBIVB mnemonic.
6.      Allocate different areas of your closet for different clothes. Use the long hang for dresses, pants and skirts; use the short hang for tops etc.
7.      Add personal touches to your closet-a candle, a picture or a piece of artwork, however small, will go a long way.
8.      Sort your shoes and the same rule applies: if you haven’t worn them in a year, toss them.
9.      Organize your accessories. Keep handbags, clutches and all jewelry in designated areas.
10.  Do laundry and keep clothes folded. Once your closet is clean and organized, you will want to keep it that way. Try to do laundry at least once a week and fold clothes immediately afterwards. Apply the just-get-her-done mentality.

With a new year, a new list (101 in 1,001) and spring (hopefully) around the corner, get a head start on cleaning that closet! I am a bit of a neat freak (as previously stated here) and it makes such a large difference being able to start my day walking into something organized and clean. I saw the above photo on pinterest, I’ve been on a huge pinterest kick lately, and the first thing I thought was: “Girl, clean your closet.” This coming weekend I'll be going through the same steps to re-clean mine! 

1 comment:

  1. Great list! I also do a seasonal edit at the end of each season. If I did not wear it, I donate/toss!!!