1. Empty The first step is, for sure, to empty your closet, drawers and shelves. Don’t leave nothing that could take up space, and put all clothes on your bed or on a table.
2. Clean Use an electrostatic dust cloth to pick up all dust on cabinets and shelves. Once this is done, you can use a cleansing spray and a moist cloth, to clean drawers, shelves and hat stand bars. Leave the closet’s doors open for one or two hours, to air all corners.
3. Select It hurts, but you will have to choose: your cabinet is for sure occupied by a lot of clothes you don’t use anymore. Faded, creased, too big or too small. Take a wise decision about what to keep and what not, so you can make space for the new ones you will buy and for sure use more often. If your old clothes are still in good conditions, you can donate them. Otherwise, you can use old t-shirts for cleansing at home.
4. Divide Divide all your clothes one from another, so you can put them back inside your closet in a logic way: fold t-shirts, sweaters and hoodies, make small “piles”, to distribute on shelves and inside drawers. Split long trousers from short ones, from skirts and dresses. If you want, you can split them further and divide them per colour: separate patterned from white, black and other plain colours, so you can always have all your clothes on hand.
5. Season All clothes you can’t use during the current season, have to be put away neatly: use transparent boxes, to see all you put away, the moment you will need to look for something. Or, if you prefer to hide all, use decorated or coloured boxes. If you have little space in your closet, you can use boxes with a large base like T Box or Spinning Box, that you can easily store under your bed. Remember to always put a small lavender freshener inside the closet, or boxes, to deodorize your clothes.
…and now, shopping! Enjoy sales, but remember not to buy on impulse: try to remember what you decided to keep in your closet, so to match what you buy with what you already own, and not to fill your cabinet with more non-usable clothes…