Closet organization tips to help with spring cleaning Posted on May 24, 2021 under Blog, Cleaning Tips. | no comments.
Closet organization tips can help you tackle a task that will not only make your closet look cleaner but will also help you find things quicker. Cleaning your closet can also make you feel good as you purge unnecessary items.
It can be frustrating when you are trying to get ready for the day and can’t find the shirt you wanted or a matching shoe. If this happens to you, it’s time to follow a few closet organization tips.
Before you start, make a plan and get a few items that will make things easier. Sort your clothes and other items into separate groups and use trash bags and donation boxes to save yourself a step after you’re all finished. If you immediately throw away things you don’t want, pack up donations and put away things you want to keep, clean-up will be much quicker and easier.
Potential piles include:
• Needs cleaning
• Needs repair or alterations
• Throw out or repurpose
• Sell online
You have a couple ways you can start the process. You can empty the closet and sort as you empty it or you can take everything out, organize it and then put it away.
What to keep?
Many people say if you haven’t worn something in a year, get rid of it. Others use a shorter time period. Regardless of what you’ve heard, just be realistic. If you have something you haven’t worn but you want to start wearing it, keep it. You may even find something you forgot about and it’s like having something new.
On the other hand, if you don’t think you’ll wear it, get rid of it. It’s really pretty simple. It’s up to you how much stuff you want to keep.
If you’ve kept around clothes that need repaired, altered or cleaned, it’s time to get it done or get rid of it. Leave it out where you can see it and either fix it yourself or take it to a professional as soon as possible.
The same goes for stained clothes or ones that need dry cleaned, take them to the dry cleaner immediately. Don’t just put it back and think you’ll do it another time. That’s what you did last time.
If you aren’t sure what needs dry cleaning, here are a few examples: Suits, jackets, skirts, anything beaded, embroidered or embellished with sequins and garments made from delicate synthetic fabrics and blends like rayon and silk blends.
Throwing Away Clothing
Keep in mind, there is a difference between items to donate and items to throw away. Damaged items should not be donated. Instead, throw them away or repurpose the fabric if it’s something you like.
Donating clothing and household items in good condition is an important part of supporting your community. There are a number of different centers that accept clothing donations. It could be a tax deduction for you and a welcome treasure for someone who needs it.
Here are some local donation centers that accept clothing:
• Goodwill locations throughout Naples, Estero and Bonita Springs, FL
• Salvation Army locations in Naples, FL
• Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores
• Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples, FL
If you have clothes in great shape or clothes that still have the tag on them, you may want to try to sell them online. There are a variety of websites and apps that allow you to sell your gently used clothing.
There are many reasons to let go of clothing, shoes, purses and other items collecting dust in your closet. A clean, well-organized closet will make it easy to find what you need. You can leave a little extra space or make room to buy new clothes. In addition, walking into a closet where everything is in its proper place just makes you feel good!