How Do I Clean and Organize My Wardrobe Deeply
Apr. 04, 2022
Cleaning out your wardrobes can be a daunting project, and one that is often put off. But with clothes stuffed to the brim and hangers hanging in every direction, it can be exhausting to find the shirts you need among the outdated fashion choices that seem impossible to let go.
It's time to get yourself into an organizational mindset. Tackling wardrobes purging is no easy task, so use these tips to help you get the job done.
1. Schedule a time to purge
Cleaning out your wardrobes can be overwhelming, so make a plan. Prepare by setting aside some time and marking it in your calendar. Scheduling this as a basic task will make it difficult to avoid. Then, if needed, clear out the entire day. You can even hire a babysitter so you don't get distracted. Play some music that will keep you motivated for the next few hours, put away your phone and get into it.
2. Empty your wardrobes into one big pile
What's the best way to clean out your wardrobes? Start by taking out every last item, including your hangers, and putting them on your bed. Now you can't go to bed before you finish the project and there's no excuse to stop until you're done. This also allows you to visualize the space available in your closet so you can see what fits comfortably when you replace items you want to keep.
3. Give your wardrobes a good scrubbing
Next, clean the inside of the closet while it's empty. Dust and wipe down the shelves and racks, vacuum or sweep the floor and clean the light fixtures. Leave the doors open so the closet can be ventilated while you decide which clothes you want to keep and which you want to get rid of.
4. Sort your clothes into categories
It's time to get down to the nitty-gritty. As you go through each item on your bed, create three different groups.
Clothes you want to keep.
Items you don't need but are still in good condition.
Anything that needs to go straight into the trash.
Once you've stacked an item into a pile, stop second-guessing yourself. Move on so you don't lose momentum.
5. Refine the "keep" pile
Sorting clothes into "keep" piles is the easy part, but remember not to go overboard - you can't keep everything.
Layering pieces for any season.
Things you want and have actually worn in the last year.
Clothing and accessories that you can combine with any trend.
Staple and everyday pieces that you should wear at least seasonally.
Consider what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Shift your thoughts to what you really like, rather than worrying about some old clothes you really don't want.
6. Get rid of the things you don't need
Now it's time to figure out what you have in your wardrobes that you won't put back. Use this list to easily decide what to purge.
Clothes that don't fit.
Items that no longer fit your style.
Clothing that hasn't been worn or used only once.
Things you used to wear a lot but don't like now.
Now that you understand some of the ways to do this, it's time to take action. If you need to buy a new wardrobes, contact us for a quote!