Has the clothing in your closets gotten out of control? Try these suggestions from A Cleaning Service to get them back in order quickly.
- Set aside time to clean out your closets. Mark a date on your calendar and stick to it. Also, enlist the help of a friend to give you an objective opinion of what to toss, keep, or purge.
- Once you begin, sort your items into four piles. These should include what to keep; what to mend or fix; what to toss out; and what to donate.
- Go through section by section. As a rule of thumb, if you haven’t worn an item in more than a year, it’s probably time to get rid of it. If that is too hard for you to do, then try this approach instead. Turn all of the hangers in the opposite direction. After you’ve worn an item, return it to the closet with the hang turned toward you. This visual can show you what you’ve worn (or not worn) in a while. After a set amount of time – perhaps six months to a year — purge the items on the hangers still facing opposite of you.
- After you’ve sorted, tossed, or donated pieces, reorganize what you have left. We suggest sorting pieces neatly like you would see them in a high-end clothing store – shirts together, blouses together, pants together, etc. This will not only keep your closet tidier, it will make it easier for you to find things in the future.
- Reorganize your closet, and take a picture of it! Use this visual and a reminder to help you keep up with what you started!
- Repeat the closet clean-out process regularly – make it a goal to doing it either seasonally or annually.
- As you go shopping, consider purging or replacing items before you accrue more. This can keep your closet more manageable – and help your budget, too!
Want more tips to make your house neater between professional housecleaning services? Check out our post, “5 Ways to Keep Your House Cleaner Between Visits” for more details.