Spring Cleaning Brings The Opportunity For New Closets

Spring brings with it many new beginnings. The flowers and trees are blooming.  You feel an urge to clean and bring new life to your house, your business, your life.

Now is time to go through your closets and purge the sweaters or sweatshirts that you didn’t wear or don’t think you will wear anymore and donate them.  As you are switching your clothes for the season, this is the perfect time to re-organize and de-clutter your closet.

Having a neat and organized closet not only looks nice, but also simplifies your life, making it easier to get dressed every morning.

The key to a cleverly organized closet is to “personalize it”.  Create an ideal environment that you want to go to every morning.  Here is a quote I heard the other day “it’s like creating a little store in your closet that you are excited about shopping in everyday.”  So think of it that way, would you like to go into a store that is disorganized and cluttered?

You can create different sections to your closet. Knowing exactly what is in each section makes it easier to find things.  Having these sections will also make it easier to put things away, since each item will have a “home.”  Here are three easy steps to creating a great, organized closet:

#1 – Grab and Go Section. This area is for those basic foundational clothes that you wear every day. For example: nice pair of jeans, nice t-shirts or even khaki pants. Things you know will mix and match together nicely.

#2 – Originality Section. This is for items that are not so basic in nature, but add some flair to your ever day clothes such as prints, beading or lace. Ruffled blouses or fitted jackets would go in this section.

#3 – Archive Area – grab the clothes that you wear almost weekly and take them out of play for a little while. Store them in this area in a plastic garment bag. This will force you to revisit some older clothes that you may have not utilized in a while. You have a choice you can start to wear them again or it will force you to de-clutter your closet by getting rid of unused items. It will also give you a new, fresh look to your wardrobe without having to spend the big bucks to do it. It’s called repurposing 101.

New Beginnings for Children’s Closets

You can use the same idea for your child’s closet. Children are growing constantly forcing them to outgrow their clothes a lot sooner. De-cluttering and organizing your child’s closet with clothes that fit and are in season, always seems to be a never-ending task for a parent.

Here are some useful tips to getting an organized, fun closet for your child:

Tip #1: Keep it simple!  Teaching children to pick up after themselves with their toys will hold true for them picking up after themselves and putting their clothes away.

Tip #2: It would be nice to have your child help you with this task, as you can have them try on items that you feel do not fit them anymore. Again, donate them or if they have, a younger sibling that can use these clothes, save them. Put these clothes in storage bins, maybe some under the bed storage bags, which can be found at Clever Container .

Tip #3 – The under the storage bags also come in handy for storing out of season clothes, leaving your child with appropriate clothing for the season in their closet.

Tip #4 – Decide, which clothes should be, hung up and what clothes can be folded and put in their drawers. This again will make it easier for them to put their clothes away, as they will know each item goes into a specific area.  Purchasing children’s hangers may make it easier for them to handle.  Buying clear plastic containers will also be easier for them to know what goes in each container, or labeling them will be helpful.

Tip #5 – Creating sections such as the “Grab and Go” section and the “Originality Section” will make it easier and more enjoyable for your children to get ready for school each morning. You can transform your kid’s closet, into a fun and organized dressing area. Take two hooks, nail them into the door and tie a short clothesline to them, equipped with clothespins. After your child picks out an outfit for the next day, they can clip it to the clothesline so they are all ready to get dressed, instead of feeling rushed in the morning. You can repurpose a plastic bag recycler, by tacking it to your child’s door where they can put items like scarves, or hats. When they open their closet in the morning, their outfit is all set for them.

Kids like organization, it makes them feel more in control and can make for easier mornings.

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