With Spring having arrived, it is that time of the year to roll up your sleeves and do some cleaning. Check out these great tips from Tao of Bachelorhood for a 30 day step by step way to be organized this season.
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Your Home: Clean Your Closet
If you’re like me, the closet becomes not only the home for those shirts you hope might come back in style next year and pants with just a little hole in the crotch, but for just about everything you want to hide. My bedroom closet contains camping equipment, softball bats, a stash of receipts and event tickets, Halloween costumes from years gone by, and exercise equipment.
It’s okay to use the closet to store whatever needs storage—that’s what it’s for—but you do want to make sure you aren’t shoving things into the closet that you should be donating, selling or just dumping.
- First, take out everything that’s not clothing. Remember our sorting steps from yesterday? You’re going to repeat them with this stuff. Keep the things you’ll actually use, and put the rest into a box or bag to be dealt with later. But don’t put back anything yet.
- Now start sorting your clothes. For each item, the only question to ask is, “do I wear this?” If you don’t wear it, you won’t wear it, and you should set it aside for donation or a yard sale. Put it in the “to sell or dump” box or bag.
- If you do wear it, and it’s clean and ready to wear, replace it neatly on the hanger (by the way, you’re a grown-up and should be using wood hangers) or shelf. If it’s not clean, put it in your laundry hamper or dry cleaning pile. If it’s not ironed, put it in your ironing pile. We’ll look at efficiently ironing clothes tomorrow.
- After you’ve decided what stays in your closet, it’s time to make sure you’re storing it all efficiently. Is there enough space to hang your clothes properly? If you have shoes in your bedroom closet, do you have a shoe rack for them? Do you need more shelves for sweaters or other stored items? You should be able to quickly grab any item in your closet—after all, if you’ve done this right, all that’s left is stuff you use.