Organization Motivation To Help You Keep A Clean Closet

With fall fully underway, now is the perfect time to start organizing your closet. Why now? As colder weather sets in, you’ll need to update your wardrobe with warmer clothes — if you’re already changing things up, it’s not a bad idea to organize at the same time. Here are a few tips you can use to get your closet cleaned up and neatly organized just in time for the changing seasons.

Empty Out The Excess

When you first start to organize your closet, you might be surprised at how many of your clothes you haven’t worn in years. On average, households in the United States have 300,000 individual things in them; with that many items in a house, it’s very likely that you’ve got some clothes taking up space in your closet that you could get rid of. Focus on items that are in disrepair or just aren’t something you could ever see yourself wearing again.

Just be sure to donate extra clothing if possible instead of throwing them away. Look for nonprofits in your area that could benefit from clothing donations. Remember the get a receipt in return for your donation, as you can deduct the value of the items you donate when you do your taxes next year. By donating, you can prevent your items from clogging up landfills while also creating tax benefits for yourself.

Tailor Your Favorites

Do you have a few pieces of clothing that you don’t wear often, but can’t part with? Maybe it’s the shirt that’s just a bit too big or a fancy dress that you can’t quite fit into anymore. Instead of letting your favorite items go to waste, why not get them tailored?

Tailoring can be a great way to get more use out of the best items in your closet, and it’s well worth the small investment for more expensive items you already own. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are an estimated 7,880 tailors, dressmakers, and custom seamstresses across the nation, so there’s sure to be one near you.

Clean Before Restocking

Now that you’ve sorted through and gotten rid of a large amount of clothing, be sure to properly clean out your closet before you start putting everything back. Closets can accumulate large amounts of dust, along with dresser drawers and other storage spaces in your home.

Use a safe, non-toxic cleaner to wipe out your furniture before folding up and putting your clothes back. The United States is the number one largest national producer of chemical products globally, so be sure to check the labels on your household cleaners before you use them to ensure they’re as natural as possible.

Shop Smart

When looking for new clothes to fill in the new gaps in your wardrobe, consider looking in unfamiliar places. The number of fashion consumers is expected to grow to over 1.2 billion by 2020, and there are plenty of stores to cater to a variety of styles and budgets. If you’re looking for new style and quality pieces on a budget, check out your local thrift store. You’ll be supporting local business while also filling your closet with high quality items for less money. It’s great for the environment too, since these clothes won’t take up new resources to make.

The beginning of fall is the perfect time to cycle clothes out of your closet for the new season and get organized. However, without the right know-how, the process of organizing can be a bit stressful. Use these tips to help get your wardrobe together and transition into the colder months with a gorgeous, organized closet full of beautiful clothes you can’t wait to wear.

One Comment

  1. This is something I really need to work on. Thanks for the tips!

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