Tips for When You “Just Can’t Find Anything to Wear”
Closets are an interesting space… to say the least. They aren’t a space that we tend to spend a lot of time in but they somehow always get messy before anything else. They’re one of the only areas of our living spaces that are behind closed doors and hidden, so the fact that they get disorganized isn’t a huge surprise. Between clothing, winter gear, shoes, and all the stuff that you just don’t know what to do with, closets become overwhelming and disorganized. Don’t be discouraged though, Tidy Spaces has great tips to help you declutter and reorganize your closet!
Start with a clear and prepared mindset.
Sometimes when faced with a big cleaning or organizing task, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged before even starting. When this is your mindset, it is very difficult to make clear and logical decisions about what to keep and get rid of because you lack motivation. Instead, create a good mindset. Think it into existence because the power of the mind is infinite! Reassure yourself that things will be so much more orderly and convenient afterwards. Maybe treat yourself to a relaxing self care day after or a sweet treat! After a successful closet cleanout, you will feel refreshed and accomplished.
Go through and declutter.
This is arguably the most difficult part. Sometimes it is too difficult to let go of your belongings, even if you know it’s not serving you any purpose. On the other hand, you are so tired of the mess, that you just feel like getting rid of everything and starting fresh. Whether you’re the first scenario or the second, or maybe in the middle, there is hope! When going through this step, it is important to keep in mind why you wanted to clean out your closet in the first place. If you know you aren’t the best person for decluttering, recruit a friend to be your decision maker! Take out all of the items that you haven’t worn or used in the past 8-12 months and reevaluate why you are holding onto them. If you’re on the fence about some things, revisit them in 30 days.
Make piles of what you’re getting rid of.
After taking out everything that is no longer serving you, it’s time to make piles! Set up bins, baskets, or bags to place items in as you sort. A donation pile, a give to family or friends pile, a try to sell pile, and maybe even a trash pile. Be realistic with what pile all your belongings are placed in; you don’t want to get clutter off your hands and just put it in the hands of another. After completing your piles, set a specific date to drop everything off to avoid procrastination.
Reorganize in a way that is convenient for you.
Now with your new found space, you can see more clearly where things in your closet should belong. Color code everything if it helps with functionality within your space. Consider what you wear on a day-to-day basis and place those items in more convenient locations. Special occasion belongings should be placed towards the back or top of the closet. In order to stay organized, create a system that works for you and your life style.
Here at Tidy Spaces, we know that closets can be a big and daunting task. A helping hand can make things more efficient and stress-free. Check out our residential and virtual packages to find the perfect organizing service for you!