How to Spring Clean Your Closet and Bedroom Like a Pro
In our hectic daily lives, we don’t always have time to get everything done, especially when it comes to our homes. We often see the chaos that has accumulated all around us and wonder in despair, “Where do I even start?”. Well, with spring around the corner, it only makes sense to organize that mess now! But, don’t despair because we are here to make sure everything goes smooth for you and as easy as possible! In the following lines, we will offer you some great ideas that Marie Kondo (organizing consultant, author, and TV host) believes will transform your home. So, if you want to learn how to spring clean your closet and bedroom like a pro, continue reading.
Time to learn how to spring clean your closet and bedroom like a true professional
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How to Spring Clean Your Closet and Bedroom
#Start with the closet
If you want to completely clean out and update your closet, you will need to take out all of your clothes first. Just pile them on the bedroom or floor. Then look at the piles and ask yourself, do you need it all? Are you wearing even half of these clothing pieces, or are you hoarding them for a day that never comes? The answer is probably, “Yes.” No matter how long it takes, you need to determine which clothes really bring you joy and pleasure and which ones have been sitting on the shelves, unworn, for years. Throw away what you don’t need, or better yet, donate it! Clean your closet from the inside, you will see how good you will feel afterwards.
You need to determine which clothes really bring you joy and pleasure
#Respect your belongings
Take a look at your wardrobe – are the dresses coming off the hangers? Are there shirts, pants, or blouses that are falling off or clumped in a corner? And where are the shoes you are not currently wearing – do you even know? Well, admit to yourself that utter disarray reigns, but remember, you are not alone. According to the famous consultant Marie Kondo, you should treat your clothes as if they have feelings. Treat them well, respect them. No matter their price, you should show them care. Comply with their washing requirements, and regularly check your closet for forgotten dirty clothes.
You should treat your clothes as if they have feelings
Make sure to regularly check your closet for forgotten dirty clothes.
#Get a dresser
If you don’t have a dresser, be sure to get one. According to Marie Kondo, your clothes will be “happier” if you fold them. So, arrange your clothes vertically – that way you will be able to fit two, even three times as many clothes. Of course, you can keep things like dresses, formal shirts, jackets, and suits on hangers. This will keep them in top-notch condition. However, try to keep things like shirts, blouses, shorts, jeans, and skirts folded neatly in your dresser.
Your clothes will be “happier” if you fold them and put them neatly in a dresser
#Get rid of old papers
Take the time to go through the cupboard (or cupboards) where you normally keep all your documents and everything else really – expired warranty cards for appliances, phone bills, mobile phone contracts, receipts… Throw away anything unnecessary! Leave only the essentials. Getting even your messiest drawers organized is what spring cleaning is all about, so don’t postpone it any longer!
Getting even your messiest drawers organized is a must when spring cleaning
#Store your underwear differently
If you are used to stacking your bras and underwear on top of each other, why not try something new? Also, this might not be the most optimal way, so a little change can actually do you a lot of good. It will be much easier to store underwear pieces next to each other (like book spines). That way, you will be able to tell what you have at a glance. Or, you can get a bin that you can place in your closet. That way, your underwear will be somewhat hidden, but still easily accessible!
A little change here and there can actually do you a lot of good
#Throw away old things
Whether it is old movie tickets, birthday cards from 10 years ago, or maybe a scrapbook from your childhood – don’t be too sentimental. Throw some things away, instead of hoarding and hoarding small items for years. This accumulated and stagnant energy in the home, that needs to be cleaned and refreshed from time to time! Only by saying goodbye to the past can you literally and figuratively make room not only in your home, but also in your mind for the new. New memories, new experiences – allow them to enter and transform your daily life.
Stagnant energy in the home needs to be cleaned and refreshed
#Don’t be afraid to say “No!”
Forget about nostalgia – unnecessary figurines, failed birthday presents, cheap and useless jewelry – do you really need all that in your environment? Just because someone gave you something, it doesn’t mean you have to keep it for life. Give these things away to someone who needs them and will appreciate them more, or just throw them away. Take your time going through each item– pick it up, feel its energy, and finally say goodbye.
Take your time going through your things and learn to say goodbye
Now you know how to spring clean your closet like a true professional. Marie Kondo’s tips help us release stagnant energy in our environment and only keep things that we love close to us. So, start going through your closet little by little and remove things you don’t like and use. We promise that that will make the biggest difference in your daily life.
Now you know how to actually spring clean your closet and bedroom like a pro!