The term "spring cleaning" means something different to everyone. Some see it as a time to revamp an outdoor space. Others see it as the right moment to start chucking and donating what they don’t need, streamlining all the ‘stuff’ in the house. Still, others see it as the time to wipe away the grime of winter and put a shiny and clean spring look to their homes.
Whatever your definition, if you’re not throwing things out or donating them, you’re going to need somewhere to put those items. You can’t put things away if your closets are already bulging at the hinges and in total disarray!
ModularClosets.com home organizing expert Marty Basher is sharing her top tips to get ahead of things before spring cleaning season officially arrives.
Here are her five ideas to get yourself organized for next spring!
Closet drawers for a tidy appearance
Having some storage in your closet that is closed off from view is ideal! A solid wood drawer box with dovetail corner joints and chrome slides, with elegant and smooth drawer fronts, creates a very tidy appearance AND gives you the ideal place to store away smaller items and things that don’t need to be hung up. Particle board will warp and fall apart over time: this is one aspect of your closet that will get a lot of wear, so do it right the first time!
From socks, underwear, and t-shirts to jewelry and small accessories like sunglasses, drawers in your closet can create those extra spots you need for all those smaller, easier to lose pieces. Figure out what goes in each and make sure you keep them that way!
Corners inside a closet are often lost, dark spaces where clothes hide and never return from! They are underused because they’re awkward but there is an easy solution, and it comes in the form of L shaped corner shelves, which close that gap between two units. They provide that seamless connection and a ton of otherwise lost storage space!
Hang more and iron less!
As you look at everything you pulled out of your closet, you might find that there are a lot of pieces that you were folding or piling on to a shelf that might hold up better if they were hung up. After all, who wants to spend more time ironing than is absolutely necessary?
Double hanging solutions allow for twice as many pieces to be hung up. After all, how many fancy ball gowns need to go back into your closet? Instead, if you count up your pants, skirts, blouses and nice sweaters, wouldn’t you say that doubling your hanging space would be the right choice instead? You can also then organize by type, color, seasonal wearing or however you prefer, so that what you’re looking for is at the ready and doesn’t need ironing before you pop it on in the morning.
Corner spaces don’t need to be wasted spaces
Corners inside a closet are often lost, dark spaces where clothes hide and never return from. They are underused because they’re awkward but there is an easy solution, and it comes in the form of L shaped corner shelves, which close that gap between two units. They provide that seamless connection and a ton of otherwise lost storage space!
Shoes, glorious shoes!
Your Spring clean is a great time to get rid of some of the older models that you don’t wear or that don’t fit. You know, the ones that have been cluttering up the bottom of your closet for the last year?
Figure out what you’re keeping and then invest in some glorious adjustable shoe shelves. You’ll always be able to find the other shoe, without rummaging through your closet, and see at a glance what you have and what would look super cute with your outfit!
Spruce up while you clean
There’s no reason why spring cleaning can’t come with a little decorating flair. After all, while the closet is empty, you’ve got the perfect opportunity! The great thing about closet organizing systems, like Modular Closets, is that they are open-backed systems. That means that you’ve got wall space you can decorate to flow seamlessly with your bedroom decor. Add a pop of color with paint or some focal interest with textured wallpaper. Whatever you do, give your closet a little pizzazz along with the clean up!
Now that your closets are redesigned and in order, you can put everything back in that you want to hold on to and find the right item when you want to. When everything in your home has a home in neat, well ordered closets and storage areas, you’re well on your way to a relaxing break in the Spring air!
This is not a sponsored post. Expert tips were provided.