For this soon to be here spring, instead of piling your new seasonal clothing on top of the winter wear, why not clean it out so you can find what you need quickly and efficiently? For many of us, the warmer weather means ditching the heavy coats and outerwear for lighter clothing, but quite often our closets take on too many clothes at one time. This leads to overly cluttered closets and equates to you spending more time deciding what to wear every morning. This upcoming spring, purge what you aren’t going to wear, clean out the winter clutter, and enjoy a refreshed and renewed bedroom closet.
Purge and donate winter wear to make room for spring clothing:
Where you live will determine what type of winter clothing can be boxed up and stored in under-bed storage or upper shelves of your wardrobe closets. Take a few hours over the weekend to determine what heavy coats, boots, and outerwear can be put away until fall or winter returns, what can be moved to another closet as well as donated. Often times the basement, attic, utility room, or even hallway coat closet may be a better place to house your heavy outerwear garments. This will allow space for your spring clothing and may help you get out of the house quicker in the morning.
Remove old hangers and consider more efficient clothing organizers
If you have a closet that has old wire hangers from the cleaners or plastic hangers that are bent and are misshaping your clothes, spring is the perfect time to get rid of them. Wood hangers and padded hangers for softer blouses and knits are ideal for your clothes. Your clothes will actually last longer if you store them with care and hangers can make a big difference. If space still seems like an issue, consider hiring a closet organizer to come assess your closet area. Your master, guest and kids’ bedrooms could benefit from closet organization. Shelves, hanging rods at different heights, drawers, and hanging hooks could increase your closet’s capacity to hold more clothing and display it more effectively so you can see what you own.