Is your bedroom closet a cluttered mess? Are your floors covered with things that your closet can’t hold anymore? Well, in the interests of helping you show off that gorgeous flooring you recently bought from us, let’s walk through a complete closet update.
Start by removing every single thing from your closet. This may seem extreme, but it’s essential to get everything done properly. Now, you may notice quite a bit of dust and such – clean that up first. Next, sort through everything and put it into three piles – keepers, losers and undecided. Take all the losers and immediately put them in bags for give-away or trash if not worth donating. Put those give-away bags in your car now – no peeking or second-guessing your decisions!
Check all the keepers to see if they need any cleaning or mending before putting them back into the closet. This is a good time to develop an organization plan. Sort by season, color, function (work vs. casual) or any system that you think will work for you.
Now it’s time to tackle those undecided items. Here’s the first rule: you have to try all of them on – preferably in front of a full-length mirror. If you don’t want to try something on – it goes in the discard pile. If it looks like something you wouldn’t buy in the store, it goes in the discard pile. If you’re not sure, it goes in the discard pile. Put what’s left back in your closet, following your new organization plan.
Now, make a list of any wardrobe additions that would expand the versatility of what you own, such as a great pair of white pants for summer. They make any top look better. And then pause, look down, and admire that beautiful, empty floor!