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Spring Closet Cleaning

 

Winter is over and finally Spring is here! It’s time to get our closet ready for the new season. It can be really challenging with kids but believe me it’s worth it. At the end of the process you will be proud not only of your drawers and wardrobe but yourself!! I like to do a wardrobe cleaning twice a year to get rid of clothes I don’t wear anymore and make space for new and fresh items. Like that you can wear only the clothes that you love and feel good in. So if you have always dreamed of the perfectly organized wardrobe and drawers, here are a few tips to get them in shape for spring. So let’s get started! 

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Empty your closet

The first step of the cleaning process is to get every single item out of your closet. When everything is on the bed or on the floor, you’ll see how much clothes you have and probably already start thinking about what to keep and what to get rid of. I always start the process with my underwear, sleepwear, loungewear, and workout clothes. Then I continue with my streetwear, work clothes and evening out garments such as tops, dresses, sweaters, pants, skirts, etc  

Keep, donate, or discard

 

This part is the toughest and the most time consuming. We have to go through every single item in our wardrobe. It’s time to say goodbye to the item that holds sentimental value to us but that we no longer wear or enjoy.


The easiest way to deal with our wardrobe is to separate items into three piles on the bed or on the floor: what to keep, what to donate, and what to discard. The most important is to be honest. We have to ask ourselves the following questions:

If you answer NO to any of these questions, you have to say goodbye to the item.


  • Do you feel good wearing the item?
  • Have I worn this garment in the past year?
  • Does this item fit me properly?
  • Is this item comfortable?
  • Is the fabric in good shape?
  • Is this my style?

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Clean the shelves and drawers before putting back all the items

I like to wipe the shelf down with a soft cloth and clean the drawers too. Don't use strong chemicals because leftovers can harm your clothes. Once the shelves and drawers are clean, you can fold and put back all the items that you decided to keep. I love boxes with compartments, drawer dividers and organizers because they literally double the space in your closet and drawers. Also, you can easily find what you are looking for while giving your drawers and wardrobe a nice and organized look.   

Store out-of-season clothes

I sort my clothing by seasons because I don’t like to waste space for coats, pants and sweaters that I don’t use in Spring/Summer. I prefer to store away my out-of-season clothes clean and neatly folded in storage containers. For my outerwear, I put them away hung up. You will see that removing out-of-season garments will free up a huge space in your closet. 

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Sort and organize your clothes

There are many different ways to sort your clothes. It all depends on what works best for you. I hang all my garments that are made from delicate materials such as lace, satin, silk and items that wrinkle easily. Hangers keep the clothes neat and wrinkle-free.  


As you can see on the left picture, I sort my clothes by type. Tops go with tops, pants with pants, dresses with dresses. Also, I like to arrange my clothes by color, from light to dark. Creating color blocks in your wardrobe is not just beautiful but very practical. Using color blocks can save you time and help you to find easily what you’re looking for. 

Rainbow color scheme

I follow the rainbow color scheme: white, cream, tan, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, brown, grey, black. You can create a different group for your patterned clothing and organize them from light to dark. 

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Organizing of your underwear

For my underwear, I group them by type and fold them neatly. For my bras, I fold them into one cup into the other, so cups keep their shape. Within each group of garment types, I like to create color blocks.    

Jewelry organization in a mirrored cabinet

Jewelry is beautiful and great to freshen up your outfits but can be messy or forgotten in drawers or boxes. I organize my jewelry in a mirrored cabinet because it's great to organize my earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings. The cabinet is beautiful and keeps my jewelry in one location where I can find it quickly. Here are some tips on how to organize your jewelry in a mirrored cabinet.