Have your parents been shouting at you to clean your closet? Or have you come back home loaded with brand new clothes and discovered there is no room in your closet! Has your sister begun to scream at you because you now have to dump your stuff along with hers in her personal closet? Well, don’t worry. Here’s a checklist of what you should and shouldn’t do in order to make space in your closet once again.
1. Empty your closet:
Just bring everything out of your closet, all the clothes that you’ve stacked there over the years. I am sure you’re going to find the long lost blue top, or the cute white skirt that you once bought and couldn’t find them again. Once you’re done emptying your closet, sit down and begin to sort through your stuff.
2. Sort out old, ill fitting clothes:
No matter how deeply attached you are to your school uniform, it’s time to let the past go. Same thing goes for your faded jeans, and the skirt that you outgrew in your first year in college. Bundle them up in a bag and throw them Or better still donate them to someone who really needs the clothes.
3. The slim jeans:
Yes, we all have that one dress or jeans in our closet that we never have the heart to throw away. We keep promising ourselves that after we lose another four kilos or so, we’d be trim enough to fit into them. But here’s the reality of the situation: chances are the jeans or dress is simply taking up space in your closet. It’s better to throw them. Just buy a new pair of jeans or a cute dress, when you have reached your target figure.
4. Of Scarves and Stoles:
If you’re like me, you’d have a collection of scarves and stoles. I discovered over the years, that it’s unwise to stow them into the closet randomly. The best thing to do is to hang as many as four of them neatly from a hangar, and keep them in the closet. This makes sure they don’t get crushed as well as being at hand when I want them.
5. Sorting Accessories:
Invest in a couple of jewelry boxes. Sit with all the accessories you’ve gathered over the years, and sort them into three piles: stuff you wear regularly, stuff you wear on occasions and stuff you never wear. Give away the stuff you never wear. Keep your regular accessories in one box, and the ones for occasions in another one. Always keep them in the assigned boxes. It would make it easier to find them later on, and it would take up lesser space in your closet.
6. Don’t buy new things:
Well, not until you have made space for them in your closet. That is one way of ensuring you never run out space in your closet and you don’t need to dump your new clothes anywhere else.
7. Shoes, Shoes and More Shoes:
While you’re cleaning your closet, why not take a peek into shoe rack as well. Is it tipping over with the number of pairs which you own? Take sometime out to figure which are the shoes that you’ve not worn in over a year. It’s high time to give those away.
I don’t know about you, but I keep spring cleaning my closet every six months. Every time I make surprising discoveries in my closet: and always for the better. The last time I had cleaned my closet, I’d found a variety of skirts I’d never seen before. Spring cleaning your closet could also result in a mini makeover for you. So, what are you waiting for? Put on a pair of shorts, a loose t-shirt and get to work. Happy cleaning!