The time is right for a good spring cleaning! Here are four tips to get you organized and on your way to a more manageable wardrobe.
No one (I know) looks forward to spending the weekend cleaning out their closets. But it is a necessary task in order to keep our lives sane and manageable. Months of intense living leave us little time to put our things away properly. On those days when chaos ensues we shove our sweaters and tee shirts back in a drawer instead of folding and methodically placing items back into their proper space. Or worse, we randomly put our clothing anywhere just to get them out of the way. Consequently, when that happens we will find ourselves on a search and rescue mission to retrieve our favorite grey boatneck tee. Moth holes, lost items and other unfortunate catastrophes can all be remedied by taking a few deep breaths and making a few changes in how you organize your closets.
~Color Code; Tees and other knit tops can be organized by color. Black tops on one side of your drawer, grey on another and white on another. Even if you don’t have the time to fold or roll properly, place your tops in their designated area rather then shoving them randomly where they don’t belong.
~Trash Time; I have a problem throwing my worn out pieces away. The voices in my head tell me I have one more wear. The voices in my head are wrong! When you think you have one more wear you don’t—throw it away or use it immediately to clean up the kitchen floor. Therefore, you will destroy what is left of your item in question and be able to confidently trash it.
~Get new Hangers; This is the easiest way to keep things organized. Placing all your shirts, dresses and jackets on the same hanger will immediately make your closet look more organized. As a result your closet will immediately look more organized hence it will be easier to keep it that way.
~Make Your Closet a Moth-Free Zone; Oh how I hate the dreaded moth. They will unscrupulously infiltrate your most coveted pieces. Here is the thing; it is not the moth that eats away at your cashmere scarf it is their larvae. The larvae sits and feasts until it emerges as a dreaded moth only to lay again. There are a few things you can do to eradicate these unpopular pests. Shake out and refold your sweaters regularly, use cedar blocks for your drawers and cedar hangers for your closet, and store seasonal sweaters in a cloth bag. Remember it only takes one moth to do serious damage.
Another easy tip is to place sachets that repel moths in your drawers and closets. There is a new generation of sachets available that naturally repel moths and as a result won’t leave your closets smelling like chemicals.