Happy National Clean Out Your Closet Week! If you’re not at it yet, then you can probably clean your closet this weekend right?
This week our goal is to clean up our closet. It’s spring time and we love some spring cleaning (yay!) So if you gals are excited as I am, then let’s start off with our closet. Ladies like us love to shop and collect new clothes, shoes and bags. We forget that we have too many of these things because we love collecting beautiful things (a woman’s curse right?).
Now it’s time for us to let go of things we no longer use, so that we could gain more space in our closet. And to finally organize the things we have been keeping in there for so long.
So here are my tips on how you can start cleaning out your closet:
Determine which clothes you have that are rarely used
Face it ladies, we have a lot of clothes and some are rarely used, like the long dress you wore at your best friend’s wedding. So the trick here is to identify which clothes you rarely use and put them up for sale or donate it.
Organize your clothes by color, by type and use
Tired of looking for clothes to wear? Then I guess you need to organize them by segregating clothes by use, color and type. This way you can easily find which clothes you need to use.
Know where you want to let your clothes go
You can donate them to charity, to a homeless person, any charity that would benefit other people.
Design your closet by using color
If you have a very small closet and you want to have that Hollywood style glam, then try to put color in your closet. Keep it color coordinated, so it’s pleasing to the eyes.
Keep your winter clothes in containers for later use
Since it is spring and soon summer. Store your winter clothes in boxes or plastic containers. They take up so much space in your closet so if not in use keep it in storage until the next winter! Don’t forget to toss in a cedar block to keep moths out.
So ladies! Let’s clean up our closet and donate if possible to those who need them the most.
Elaine Fernando is a Professional Organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or firstname.lastname@example.org