Ways to clean and organize a bedroom closet, including step by step directions and helpful suggestions.
Many of us have bedroom closets that are a little on the messy side. Or maybe you’re like me and your closet looks like it exploded all over the room. Cleaning and organizing a bedroom closet can be a daunting task. Even overwhelming in some cases. You may not know where to start or what to do with the contents of the closet. But with a few easy steps you can have an organized, easy access closet.
First Step: Sorting out the contents of your closet.
Many of us are pack rats, myself included, We often keep items of clothing that do not fit, are out of style, are waiting to be fixed or items that we simply just don’t like. The first thing to do is sort out your clothing and accessories and see what needs to go and what needs to stay.
A simple way of doing this is to create three piles. These piles can be made in plastic bins, boxes or even in piles on the floor in separate areas of the room. Label one box as keep, one box as give away, and one box as throw away. With the option of placing your apparel in only three piles, the sorting process has already become easier.
Make sure you have plenty of time to go through your closet and are willing to try on clothing. Items that you keep should fit, be worn frequently and be in good condition. Consider giving away items that do not fit, you do not like, or you do not wear anymore. Throw away items should be any item that is not in wearable condition, or simply cannot be worn anymore. Follow these same steps for shoes and accessories.
Step Two: Determine what goes back into the closet.
Now that you have a box of clothing and accessories that you would like to keep decide what goes back into the closet. If you have a dresser and find yourself with a lot of t-shirts you may want to consider placing these items in there freeing up valuable closet space. Anything that is not clothing or an accessory should be moved to a more appropriate space.
Once you have determined what is staying in the closet begin organizing the items. Sort winter clothes with other cold weather apparel and shoes. Likewise group warm weather items and shoes together. If something can be worn during multiple seasons organize it by designating a space in the closet for these items.
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