Spring’s hottest woven sandals don’t do much good if you can’t find them for all of the clutter in your closet. And that flawlessly tailored Tom Ford isn’t nearly as flattering when it’s wrinkled from being wedged between your overflowing wardrobe. Here are some spring cleaning tips to help you clear out your closet and keep it that way.
Ditch or Donate
Go through everything you store in your closet—clothes, scarves, shoes, bags, etc. If you haven’t used it in over a year, chances are you won’t wear it again. Inspect everything closely and throw away anything that is too worn or visibly stained. Make a separate pile of clothes and accessories that are still wearable. Purge these items by holding a clothing swap party, donating them to charity or selling them to a consignment shop.
Stash Out-of-Season Styles
If possible, store your bulky sweaters and other winter clothing somewhere else in your apartment. Purchase under bed storage containers for this purpose or place garments in decorative armoire in another room of your apartment. Make sure everything is freshly cleaned before packing it away.
Organize and Maximize
Even with a luxurious UDR apartment, closet real estate is sometimes at a premium. Make the most of the space you do have by:
- Using the same style of space-saving hangers
- Grouping clothing together by length
- Placing open cubes or shoe racks under shorter items
- Utilizing space on back of closet door to hang accessories
- Using shelf dividers to prevent tall piles from toppling
- Keeping a hamper in your closet
It is also helpful to think outside of the closet when it comes to organization. Instead of keeping purses, totes or briefcases in your closet, consider placing them in a cabinet near your entryway so you can grab them and go.