I always keep the door to my closet open because of the shoe rack hanging on the back of the door. While I liked having all of my necklaces organized and hanging it bugged me how messy it looked when I would walk by.
So after some serious sorting and three trash bags of clothes later...
My cleaned out closet!
I switched all of my clothing to white hangers which makes it look so much neater.
Stop me if I ever try to buy more colored denim!
And my necklaces got moved to an inside wall of the closet not visible from the door- but are all still organized and easily accessible!
6 Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Closet
1. If You Didn't Wear it Last Year - Toss It!
I found a lot of clothes I bought a few years ago and didn't wear last year a single time. I got rid of anything I didn't wear from last year- show no mercy! But instead of really "tossing it"...
2. Donate, donate, donate!
I never throw away my clothes (except for old bathing suits, socks or undies- yuck!) When you are sorting through your wardrobe separate out clothes that you may want to sell with consignment/eBay and the rest bag up to donate. Help someone in need by donating your clothes to the Salvation Army or a similar clothing drop in your hometown.
3. Everything Out
I don't always do this but after this spring clean out I will always do this! Take everything out of your closet. It is a lot quicker to just sort through things while keeping them all on the hanger but if you take everything out of the closet you may find a few things you had shoved to the back or fell off hangers. It also gives you the opportunity to put things back in a new order. I put my clothing back with the winter pieces towards the corner and pulled the short sleeve and sleeveless tops to the front.
4. Color Coordinate
After going through all of my clothes I started to put them back in type order (ie. long sleeves, button down shirts, cardigans, etc.) as well as grouping them by color. It makes it so much easier to find the things you want to wear. After doing this I realized I own plenty of red tops and mint sleeveless shirts- not something I would have noticed when they were out of order.
5. Clean and Store Away Your Winter Pieces
Now is the time to get any coats repaired, sweaters dry cleaned or boots resoled. You'll be glad you did when you are ready to wear them again in the fall.
Also, this week check me out over at Design Your Dwelling where I've entered my Home Office Design and be sure to "Like" it, in the weekly Moodboard Link Up! Lots of great designs goin' on over there!