As most of us are eagerly looking forward to spring weather, some of us may be dreading spring cleaning. Its ideal to make best us of smart spring cleaning for home organization. Especially if it means cleaning and organizing one of the areas that can easily become cluttered – your closets!
Fortunately for you, our Home Organization Expert Shauna Dunn has given us a few tips to pass your way in this blog.
“Sometimes you just have to purge and get rid of things that are no longer relevant in our life,” she explains.
This means you can ask yourself simple questions – do I really need it, do I want it, and does it even fit?
“If you haven’t used it or worn it in a year, you can probably live without it,” adds Shauna.
Once you’ve made some room, this is the time to get things clean. Clean, and dust all rods, shelves, levels, and vacuum the floor. A closet should be cleaned top to bottom at least once a year. The good news is, the more organized you are, the easier it is to maintain a clean closet. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember – Closets Plus can help you with professional organization services for closets, pantries, garages and more.
Don’t get too excited – this doesn’t mean you buy all new clothes to fill that closet right back up! What Shauna’s talking about is shopping for new items and fixtures that will make keeping things organized easier.
“Get hangers that are built for their purpose. Pant hangers will have clips, and strong wooden hangers can be better for holding a heavier jacket. Boxes, baskets or other storage units can also help keep things in a clearly defined space,” she adds. And don’t forget that hooks are great for belts, robes, necklaces, hats, scarves, and purses.
Now comes the part where you have to start thinking and planning for the best use of space.
“A closet should have a mix of hanging rods, shelves, cubbies, hooks, and vacant floor space. Be sure to use the areas behind or over the door in smaller spaces,” says Shauna.
In order to maximize vertical space, you might want to consider installing shelves right up to the ceiling. Those top shelves are the perfect place to store out-of-season items in labeled boxes or clear bins. And you might like to organize clothing by category, grouping items together, like dress pants, followed by jeans, then casual shirts, and blouses, and so on.
And remember, if it’s time to call in the professionals – we’re here for precisely that purpose. Our motto is “Organizing Your Life” and we do it for clients all over the GTA. Contact us today and see how we can put things in order for you, in your closets, pantry, home office, mud room or your garage or linen closet. We hope you enjoy smart spring cleaning for home organization.
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