Friday, October 16, 2020

LIFESTYLE

 By Geraldine Mills


to Keep Your Wardrobe Organized

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An organized closet is synonymous to a sound mind—or that's just us because we're advocates of a clean and healthy home.

The peace and serenity it brings is something that can't be bought anywhere. It's like having a sense of joy and relief whenever you see that your clothes are arranged according to your preference. That's because an organized closet lets you know that one aspect of your life is in perfect harmony.

If you want to know and feel what we're talking about here, follow these nine tried and true tips to keep your closet in a spick-and-span manner:


Take Everything Out of the Closet

If you want to do some purging, taking everything out of the closet should be the first thing you should do.

Take them all out to see how many clothes you own, and how many of them you don't use. At least, when you do it this way, you can arrange your closet from scratch and say goodbye to clothing items that you don't wear anymore.

Trust us when we say that this is the most time-saving effort you'll ever have to do for your closet. Take everything out in one go and begin the cleaning process.



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Do the Konmari Method

The revolutionary Konmari Method is a life-changing hack that we should all live up to. Marie Kondo is the authority for tidying up, so you better listen when she says to get rid of anything that doesn't spark joy in your life.

It may sound cheesy and cringy, but hold each item one by one if you have the time, and then ask yourself if this brings joy to you. If it doesn't, you know which pile to put it. Anything that no longer serves, you should not have a space inside your wardrobe anymore.

We even encourage our clients at Maid Sailors Cleaning Service Chicago to apply Marie Kondo's organization technique. Instead of folding your clothes, you can roll it to save space inside your closet.


Divide Items in Three Piles

When you're over and done with the Konmari method, then it's time to segregate them.

For the items that no longer serve you, divide them into three piles. Tag the first pile as SELL. Things that are in good condition, but you no longer want them can be put here. You can make money out of this closet cleanup activity!

The second pile, name it as DONATE. Clothes that are still wearable can be of fair use by your chosen charity. You can donate it to organizations that provide clothing and other care packages to individuals who need it the most.

The third and last pile should be dedicated to items you want to TOSS. If it's damaged and cannot be salvaged anymore, it's time to say goodbye to it ultimately.

But if you're creative, you can still make something out of these items! You can turn them into rugs or even quilts. Less waste means a happier planet.



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Wear Your "Maybes"

Now, let's go back to the items that aren't in the Sell, Donate, and Toss pile. It's time to assess whether these items deserve to go back inside your closet.

If you're unsure of some of the items, wear them again and see how you feel about it. If it makes you look good and flaunts your assets, it might be best to keep it. But if it doesn't make you feel good about yourself, you know what to do with it.

If you're done with all the piling and sorting, you can seek the help of professional cleaners. They're experts in decluttering; you won't have to worry about that part.


Flip Your Hangers Backward

Another tip that you can do to help you quickly identify the ones you wear the most is to flip your hangers backward

How does it work? Make sure to arrange all the hangers similarly. You can place the hooks facing the back of your closet, or you can organize it the other way around. Now, the difference comes when you start wearing your clothes. Pick them out of your closet and when you put the hanger back, consciously hang it in a different direction.

When you do it that way, by the end of the week or a month, you'll see which items you wore the most, and which ones didn't even see the light of day. It will be easy for you to let go of some clothes if you follow this tip.



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Color-code Your Wardrobe

Color coding your wardrobe is a fun activity. It doesn't only help you organize your stuff, but it also looks nice when you open your closet.

But ultimately, arranging your clothes according to their colors is the easiest way to find what you are looking for. If you're looking for your orange dress, you'll know exactly where to find it.

This tip is a time and energy saver!


Organize for the Seasons

You don't always wear your winter clothes, so you should keep them at the back of your closet or in a storage bin. Likewise, it's not always summer, so your bikinis and tankinis can be hanged in the back for a while.

The importance of organizing your wardrobe according to the season can make a huge difference in the way you see your closet.

It can free up space and help you find what you're looking for without having to wade through all these clothing items.



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Know Which to Hang or Fold

Knowing which to hang and to fold is an essential tip that you can identify right this very moment. If there are items that are sensitive to creasing, then it has to be hanged.

You might also want to consider the weight and the overall shape of the clothes so that you can decide whether to fold them or hang them.


Use Organizers to Maximize Space

There are special closet organizers in the market that you can purchase. Once you have them, you will eventually realize that organizers are the real deal when it comes to maximizing space inside your closet.

Organize them by category—undershirts, shorts, linens, etc., name all the items in your closet and put them in the organizer where it belongs.



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Over to You

Did we convince you enough to start organizing your closet now? We hope so!

Once you're on it, you will soon get the same fulfilling feeling that we felt when you start seeing your closet in a more organized manner.

No more yelling in the morning when you can't find what you're looking for, which means you can start your day on a more positive note.





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