Closets are often seen as unorganized with clothes lying anywhere and everywhere. This happens even if you organize your closet every month. Organizing the closet is an ongoing process and needs to be done once in a while when you have free time. There is a method in which you can lay out your clothes and things inside the closet. If you follow that, your closet will always stay clean and tidy. Follow the steps below whenever you need to organize your closet.
Complexity Level: Basic
Time Required: 2-3 hours
- Cleaning duster cloth
- Vacuum cleaner
- Naphthalene balls
1. Empty the closet
The very first step to follow is empty the closet completely. Remove all the small and large clothing items and accessories from the closet.This will take a lot of your time and you will create a mess all around the closet, however this is essential.
2. Use the vacuum cleaner
Using the vacuum cleaner, clean the corners and head of the closet from inside. There are chances of cobwebs, moths settling down in the corners. These will be cleaned with the vacuum cleaner.
3. Use the wet cloth
Using a duster cloth or a wet duster, clean the closet shelves thoroughly. Clean in every corner and the back of the shelves very well. Clean once with a wet cloth and then with a dry cloth. Let the closet dry out completely.
4. Laying the newspapers and Naphthalene balls
Take single sheets of newspaper and fold them to fit the closet shelf. Place one sheet on each shelf so that your clothes do not lie on the wood directly. The newspaper will also keep the clothes dry during the rainy season. Make sure the newspaper does not jut out of the shelves. Now, place a single naphthalene ball in every back corner of each shelf. These will keep away moths and other pests.
5. Sorting clothes
Now, sort the clothes you have. Remove the clothes which you feel you would not be using anymore and donate them. Also, sort the winter and summer clothes separately. Make piles of clothes which you are going to use in the current season and place them in the middle shelves, where you can reach them easily. The remaining ones either place on the topmost shelves or bottom-most shelves. Also, throw away accessories and things which you will not be using anymore. Now, place each pile carefully in the respective shelves and your closet will look organized and clean.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is a valet rod?
This is a rod which is used for hanging clothes when you are changing or need to keep the clothes you have removed in an airy place. Usually, the closet knobs and handles are used but using a valet rod will keep your closet knobs empty.
2. How often should I replace a Naphthalene ball?
Replace naphthalene balls every 3-4 months or every time you clean the closet, whichever is earlier. You can use perfumed naphthalene balls as well to give you a pleasant smell every time you open the closet door.
- Use metal hangers instead of plastic ones which hold more than 2 clothes on them without bending.
- Keep ample space inside your closet for hanging clothes on hangers.
- Do not pile up clothes even in the hanger section.
Things To Watch Out For:
- Replace naphthalene balls every 3 months or every time you clean your closet.
- Do not make permanent changes to your closet as you can get bored of the change after some time.
- Keep closet doors open during rainy season for some time to dry the moisture trapped inside the closet.