Here’s my daily confession: I have a VERY messy closet. I love for things to be organized and clean, and when they’re not it stresses me out. However, I’m super lazy. So it’s a common thing for me to lay on my bed, and stare at my messy closet and get freaked out, but I can’t pull myself away from my warm blanket and the youtube video I was watching. So I’d just shrug and save it for “tomorrow.”
Eventually I’d “clean” it up, as in putting the things on the floor away, so I could walk in, but nothing more than that.
But then it all changed. I got pretty fed up with this routine. So I went to closet rehab, well, in my head. Alone. But I talked myself into cleaning my closet out! For real! And I did! And ladies and gentlemen that is how I am here to present this post to you.
Eek. That’s the before. As you can see, my clothes on the shelves were messy and thrown in, not all folded. My hamper and floor were just… icky. And my shirts hung up weren’t organized in anyway.
Now to tackle this mess! First I put on music, because it makes cleaning a bit better, and I listen to music while doing anything and everything. Here I listened to Coming of Age by Foster the People!
After putting on the music, it’s time to start cleaning. I think it’s easiest to sort everything out before actually organizing. So I seperated all the clothes lying on the floor or loosely on a shelf into these three piles.
From here, I will fix the clothing or do what its specified action was. Then we gotta do that laundry.
Cool. As soon as the clothes are washed and dried, I fold/hang them up, instead of just sitting in the basket, like when I’m lazy. For the hanged items, I organize them by color. I have to racks to hang tops, so the first is tanks and tees, and the bottom is for long sleeves. This makes your clothes look better, and it’s easier to pick out your clothes when you’re getting dressed.
Quick tip: For clothes you wear more than once before washing, like flannels, cardigans or sweatshirts, you can make them smell like they were freshly washed by spraying some Febreze on. It’s great to use until they need to be cleaned!
Then I just vacuumed and tidied up, and voila! Clean closet!
The work you did will feel great and worthwhile when you walk into your closet and see how beautiful it is!