As I write this post, I have the windows open and a lovely warm breeze is blowing through the house. After a long, frigid winter, I couldn’t be more thankful for this mild, sunny Spring weather!
So, now that Spring is here, it is time to start thinking about decluttering our homes. When our surroundings are clean and organized, we tend to be more productive and calm in our lives as well.
Start your Spring cleaning off small with the bedroom closet. Below are five ways you can easily clean and organize your bedroom closet. Let’s get started!
Clear Out Unworn Clothing and Shoes.
Purging clothing and shoes that no longer fit (whether too large or small), are outdated or unworn for longer than a year will make a huge impact on the clutter level of your closet. Donate unwanted pieces to a local charity or make a few bucks by selling in a garage sale! After purging, organize the remaining clothing into categories – pants, tops and so on. Place all remaining shoes in a shoe organizer or into pairs on a shelf.
Organize scarves, ties and belts by using clothes hangers or wall hooks. For jewelry, use hooks and/or a jewelry box to keep all of your necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches together so you can find them easily. This is also a great time to purge all unwanted accessories to donate or sell, and polish and clean that silver jewelry that needs tending to.
Hang Bags and Purses.
If you are anything like me, you have bags and purses on the floor in a messy pile. Instead, use hooks on the wall to hang your bags in your closet so they are off the floor, organized and easy to access. Again, this is a great opportunity to donate or sell items you no longer need.
Box Up Miscellaneous Items.
After organizing your clothing, shoes, accessories and bags, store any leftover miscellaneous items in pretty or neutral boxes with lids and place on the floor or shelf. Make sure you can easily access the boxes if you need to by not placing them too high.
When your closet is fully organized, clean and beautiful, add a scented sachet, cinnamon sticks or dryer sheet for a light, fresh fragrance. Now, every time you walk into your closet you will be greeted by a wonderful scent!
Do you clean your bedroom closet each Spring?