As promised in the first part of the guide, here’s the part two of how to organize your closet (and keep it that way). When we left of, you had just ripped apart your closet and if you haven’t sought cleaning service from Orange County’s best maid service, you’re still faced with some huge piles of clothes and a giant mess. Well, it’s time to sort it out.
If you have followed the guidelines, what you are left with now is a selection of clothes you want to keep, semi-organized according to your own standard (type, color, material, season). Now it is your task to fold them and put them back in their place; again, with your own preferred method in place. Tedious work, undoubtedly, but it needs to be done.
If you’ve been battling the lack of storage space, consider doing something different this time. Maybe don’t use as many boxes this time. Or, put your shoes on a rack, rather than keeping them in their respective boxes on the floor of the closet. My personal favorites are hanging compartments. They are exactly as they sound. Compartments for your smaller stuff, like socks or accessories which just sort of hang from the top of the closet, where empty space would have been. Practical –yes, more organized- double yes.
Keep it that way
Ok, this one requires a bit of day-to-day effort. It’s fairly simple. Every day put aside 10 minutes, no more, to put your things back into their place. It sounds stupid and too simple to work, but in fact, it’s the simplest plans that often do the trick. In the long run, you are saving yourself doing another one of these huge clean-ups by doing a series of smaller ones. After a week of two of this regimen, it will feel like a normal part of your day, not a dull chore.
Get one – lose one
This is a very simple mechanism of not overfilling your closet again. For every new item of clothing you want to put in the closet, you must give up one which is already there. If it sounds harsh, remember the clutter from the beginning of this ordeal. This is the right thing to do. As you get new things, you will want to wear them more, leaving your older clothes just sit in your closet. And then, a year from now, you are back at the start of this process and you ask yourself “Have I used this in the past year?”, and get a “Nope, not even once.” as a reply.
Think before you shop
This is less about keeping the closet organized and a bit more about you personally. Look at your clothes. Look at your favorites; can you see who you are? Do you go for a certain color, or fabric? If you are able to identify what attracts you to the clothes you buy, you can choose to be more selective. This will in turn implicitly decrease the likelihood of cluttering in your closet.
So, the deed is done, you’ve organized everything, your closet is finally in order. And you have (hopefully) taken steps to keep it that way. Now what? There’s a tip going around the internet saying that if you take a picture of your well-organized closet, it may stay like that longer. I don’t know about that, but what I do know is that you are now faced with the fallout of cleaning the closet. There are boxes, labels, rags to be thrown out, floors to be cleaned, all of it. And you don’t feel like doing that on top of everything you’ve already done. Luckily, you don’t have to. You can hire the best and most reliable cleaning service in Orange County to do it for you. And with flat rates and hourly cleaning options, you can find the best fit for yourself. Contact Maid This! now to find out more.