How To Spring Clean Your Closet
It’s that time of year—the snow is melting, animals are coming out of hibernation and people are feeling the need to clean! Spring cleaning takes a lot of time and energy, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Check out these four tips for cleaning your closet thoroughly without causing too much stress.
Hype Yourself Up
Finding ways to motivate yourself is a great place to start before getting to work. Spring cleaning is a big task, making it easy to lose motivation part way through and never finish. One helpful idea that can reduce the risk of not finishing a project is to break up big jobs into smaller tasks. You may not be able to clean your whole house in one afternoon, but you can definitely tackle your closet. You’ll have an item crossed off the list to motivate you as you move on to the rest of your tasks.
Combining activities you enjoy with your to-do list is a great way to hype yourself up before a major cleaning session. These activities could include adding background entertainment like following along with your latest podcast obsession or cranking up your favorite genre of music, or you could let off some steam by taking a short walk before bunkering down in the closet. By incorporating fun into your cleaning routine and focusing on one manageable job at a time, you’ll find that the afternoon you’ve set aside for spring cleaning your closet will fly by!
Give Away What You Don’t Need
Once you’ve mentally prepared for the task, begin by sorting through all of your clothes. Divide things into two sections: clothes you want to keep and clothes you don’t need anymore. A good rule of thumb is to get rid of clothes you haven’t worn for a year or more.
Instead of throwing away old clothes, consider giving them to a friend. If you can’t think of anyone who would want them, don’t head straight for the trash can! Instead, see if any local non-profits could use some gently used clothing donations, such as Goodwill, the Salvation Army or Vietnam Veterans of America. Giving away your clothes helps the environment by reducing waste and lets other people enjoy the clothes you no longer need
Clean Your Space
After you’ve taken your clothes out of the closet and sorted them, it’s a great time to give your space a deep clean. Grab a cloth and dampen it with a few drops of water, then dust off your closet’s shelves and baseboards. Check for cobwebs and any wear and tear your closet may have suffered.
Straining to reach the high shelves, nooks and crannies of your closet can really work up a sweat! Keep a bottle of Absopure Plus Electrolyte Water on hand to stay refreshed and ready throughout your whole spring cleaning regimen. After you’ve cleaned up that unwanted dust, you only need to tackle one more step.
Futureproof Your Closet
Now that you’ve downsized the amount of clothes you plan to keep, it’s time to put them back in your closet. We suggest taking advantage of this moment and making your life easier in the future by organizing your clothes.
Begin by putting your winter clothes and other articles you likely won’t wear soon toward the back of your closet. On the other hand, you’ll probably want to keep a raincoat and some light jackets near the front for easy use. Don’t forget the umbrella to ward off those spring showers. Similarly, the clothes you wear most often to work and during your time off should be within easy reach.
Meanwhile, those formal pieces you only wear on special occasions can safely be stored at the back. Placing your delicate clothes that you don’t often wear in breathable garment bags can help them last a lot longer.
Great work! You’ve made a significant dent in your spring cleaning. As long as you keep up this steady pace, your house will be ready to host your friends in no time!