Cleaning out your closet or wardrobe doesn’t have to be a dreadful experience. Though it is hard to do some deep cleaning and let go of stuff that you have an emotional attachment to, it is sadly necessary every once in a while.
Research shows that decluttering your space and cleaning out your closet can have a positive effect on your mental well-being. Ideally, you should do it at least twice a year. If you are often in a situation where you just can’t find a certain clothing item or a purse, it is probably time for you to clean out your closet. Yes, it can be a daunting task, but trust us, you will feel so much better once it’s done.
Not sure where to begin? Here are some tips to help you clean out your messy closet for good.
Put on music with beats
The first thing you need to do is create your playlist. Add all kinds of upbeat, energetic songs to it. Now, set aside an entire day for cleaning the closet. Trust us, putting on some music with beats really helps you put in the cleaning mood.
Empty your closet
Pull out every single thing that’s in your closet. Otherwise, you will miss out on things that are buried deep inside. Take out all the clothes, shoes and bags from your drawers, cupboards, and storage boxes and pile them all up on your bed.
Categorise your things
Now, start to categorise your clothes. Get three bags and label them as ‘keep’, ‘donate’ and ‘trash’. Now, start sorting your stuff into these three categories.
Decide what to keep
Does it inspire happiness? Then, keep it, otherwise toss it. If an item doesn’t have any real sentimental value to you, do you really want to hoard it? Is the item in a good condition enough to be worn again? Only keep stuff if they are either repairable or you would actually wear them. Also, only keep stuff that would fit you right now.
Wipe out your closet
Wipe the empty closet till it is squeaky clean. Let it air out for a while before you put your stuff back.
Organise your closet
It is now time to put every selected thing back into your closet. Fold the clothing items neatly and arrange them in a way that you can see them easily.
And…(drumroll) you’re done!