Category Archives: Closets

Let’s Clean Out Your Closet!

The 3rd week of March is National Clean Out Your Closet Week. How are your closets looking?

You may be thinking about switching out your Fall / Winter clothes for your Spring / Summer clothes. Here, in Colorado, it’s been in the 70s for the last few weeks and we (likely) will see snow in April or May. So it’s hard to put away all of our warm clothes and we’ve all pulled out the t-shirts and sandals by now.

But, it’s still a good time to clean out your clothes. As you’re switching your closets over and making warm weather items more accessible, think about the following questions. If your answer is ‘no’ to any of them, toss those clothes in your donate box (and create a donate box if you don’t have one).

  • Have I worn this recently? Will I wear it again?
  • Do I love it?
  • Does it fit me?

As I’m cleaning out my clothes, I’ll make a list of things I need to supplement. What shoes, necklaces, etc., might I need to make sure I wear a certain shirt or pair of pants. Then, when I’m out shopping, I’ll know what I need and won’t end up with a closet full of clothes that I don’t wear because I don’t have anything that matches.

Let’s also talk about your linen closets. As you’re pulling your warm quilts and blankets from your bed, take a look at your linen closets. Are there items that need to be replaced? Does the closet simply need to be straightened up? Take a few minutes to make sure your linen closets are in order too.

Happy Spring!

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Organize Your Closets!

Let’s talk about closets. They tend to be places we shove things when company is coming. Or we’re tired at the end of the day and we don’t bother to hang up our clothes (or put away our laundry). Things hide in closets and possibly multiply when we’re not looking. Take some time this week to organize one or all of your closets. Maybe spend 15 minutes a day or clean out one shelve a day. Whatever works, just get organizing!organize your closets

Here are some tips to help get you started.

  • First, purge everything from a closet. Wash all of your laundry, so you can sort through your clothes. Create piles (keep, donate, belongs elsewhere, trash).
  • Think about the space within a closet. What do you use the closet for? Does it serve that purpose? What needs to change so it supports the purpose?
  • Think vertical. Put in shelves as high up as you can. Store off-season or rarely used items on the top shelves.
  • Store the items you use most often on the shelves that are easiest to access – directly in front of you.
  • Design the closets for the person / people using it. Put hanging rods and hooks low enough for kids to use.

Hopefully these will get you started on getting your closets under control! If you want some more guidance, set up a call with me or send me a message!