Spring cleaning your wardrobe is a great way to get rid of the things you don’t need and also to get rid of the stress. Because of the impact of COVID-19, we have more time to stay at home. Social distancing makes us all feel a bit depressed since you are not allowed to see your parents, friends, and cousins. So, what can you do to make that anxiety go away? We suggest organizing and cleaning your closet.
When your wardrobe is organized, everything is easier to find. You can even find items you have forgotten about. That sweater you loved, or that pair of jeans that you adore to combine with ankle boots.
These are the tips you will find helpful when organizing your clothing. Let’s turn this isolation time into something positive. After all, when this ends, you can shop for all these gorgeous dresses to celebrate with your friends. You surely will enjoy a glass of good wine and some relaxing music.
Start with Decluttering: Take Everything Out and Clean
Taking all your clothes out of the closet is a great way to start. Yes, you will need a large piece of a floor to put your clothes on but the value of decluttering is something you can’t emphasize enough. Be prepared to find stuff in the darkest corners that you have even forgotten about.
Remove everything from your closet, including hangers, baskets, and bins that you use for storage. To make your wardrobe more organized, you need to have a blank empty space ahead of you. That is why it is best to remove everything that you have in there.
Take a cloth and wipe the dust from the shelves. You can also use a vacuum cleaner or a mop for the floor. In the end, make sure you have cleaned all the spaces that can gather dust.
While some people fear to declutter, others do it every year to get rid of things they don’t wear anymore. You need to prioritize and decide what stays and what goes out.
Prioritize and Organize
Ask yourself these questions when decluttering:
- Do I love it?
- Do I wear it?
- Are the heels too high to walk in?
- Does it fit?
Once you have laid out everything from the closet you need to prioritize and organize the things into categories – keep, stash, donate, and throw away. The things you decided to keep should be those you will surely wear daily. Those to stash are seasonal clothing, while the donated category should contain items that are lightly used. The things you decided to throw away should include everything that is beyond repair, ripped, or out of style.
You can also keep a ‘maybe’ category. Use group hangers that will keep these things together so you can revisit it in 3 or 6 months.
Divide Your Clothing for Different Occasions
After the selection of items you will definitely keep, you can continue with your closet organization. The best thing you can do is to divide your clothes and accessories into different categories.
Use the very last corner of your closet for a few sweaters that will serve as layers when the weather is cold. You can also put things you don’t normally wear every day during all seasons – costumes, jackets, and coats.
You can group clothes for different occasions. Put T-shirts that you wear at home on one shelf, while elegant ones can go with button-downs and blouses that you wear to work and cocktails on the other side. Reserve the middle of your closet for the things you wear the most. This can be a place where you put your suits, high pants, or simple blouses and jeans that you reach for every day.
Make Space for Shoes and Accessories
Shoes and accessories should have a special space in your wardrobe. You should keep them separate from other things. Even though you think organizing accessories is easy, sometimes it comes tricky to find things you need.
Group all your belts in one place and hang them on hooks for an easy reach. Place the hats in boxes, and ties in racks. Use special hangers and organizers for your scarves. You can also be creative and organize them based on patterns and colors.
Look After Your Expensive Items
Whether it is a couture dress that you own or a cashmere sweater, these items need some extra care. You need to plan a special place where you keep them and prepare everything for proper storage.
Cashmere sweaters, as well as wool, tend to pill if you don’t store them properly. Fold them and put them in boxes. You can even wash them before putting them away. In that way, you put them in the protective enclosure.
For even more expensive items like furs, coats, and gowns think about professional cleaning and storage. If you have gowns with embellishments, wedding dresses, or other dresses with beddings, you should store them in special bags that will allow material to breathe.
Make Use of Outdated or Unwanted Items
You don’t need to simply throw things out. It is not good for the planet. Instead, divide the things you don’t want in your wardrobe anymore into three different boxes – toss, donate, and sell.
It would be easier for you to get rid of the clothes that you want to donate. It will be worn by someone else, and that items should be in pretty good shape. On the other hand, you can put them in a box sell, and organize a front yard sell when Covid-19 is over and we can all hang out again.
For those things that are ripped off, stained, or no longer in a wearable condition, there is a toss-box. You can recycle these items in many stores and even get a discount coupon.
Even if COVID-19 surprised us, there are still positive things we can do while we are at home. From online shopping for home wear to cleaning your closet – these are just some of the things you can do. Trust us, you will feel better and relieved, and most of all prepared for the event after COVID-19.