Spring cleaning is a daunting task
Let’s just get it out right now… we always look forward to the results after we have done our spring cleaning, but most of us dread the idea. In fact, many of us keep putting it off until we are actually doing “early summer” cleaning. This is the first in a series of articles in which we will help you to look at your spring cleaning project in small chunks of time and space. Spring cleaning is also organizing, and you cannot organize if you are not organized. There is a method to the madness here, and we are starting out with the closets because closets (and their smaller cousins, drawers) seem to become the catch-all for miscellaneous clutter. However, once you have cleaned and organized your closets, you will be less inclined to use them for hiding useless items. Another reason for starting with the closets is because it is the time of the year that our wardrobe changes. This make it the perfect time sort winter clothing, sent out for dry cleaning, or set aside items that you intend to donate to charity.
Prepare your mind
To clean closets, you will need to have the proper mindset. Commit yourself to three principles:
Let go of…
- Everything that you don’t want
- Items that you don’t need
- Anything that you won’t use
Keeping anything that fits one of the descriptions above, will leave you with the same amount of clutter, and will make your spring cleaning a pointless waste of time. Consider the following tips for cleaning and organizing your closet:
Start with the kids closets
The coming of spring usually means that the kids will have outgrown many of their clothes. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to sort out clothing that does not fit them anymore. Once you have cleaned and dusted the closets, organize it by type of garment, then by color. If they are old enough, let your kids help you so that they will understand the system and help to maintain it as you go. Decide how many closets you will do in a day. Try to have the project complete over two weekends.
Use your hangers wisely
If you have a hard time deciding which clothes to donate this year, it is okay to keep those that you are not sure about. Next year, your hangers can tell the story. When spring cleaning, hang all your organized clothing so that the hanger hook is facing you. After you have worn an item, hang it up with the hook facing away from you. Nest year during spring cleaning, any clothing with the hook facing out, is an item that you didn’t use, and you don’t need… let it go.
Winter coats, shoes, and boots
Storage boxes are the perfect solution to free up space for summer clothing and paraphernalia. Be sure to clean all your winter shoes before putting them away for the rest of the year. The salt and mud will ruin them, and can even form mold and mildew, rendering the shoes and boots useless next year. Remember to donate any children’s shoes that you know will not fit next year.
Professional spring cleaning services in Charlotte
Perhaps you require help with spring cleaning and organizing. Gloria M’s cleaning professionals are happy to help you take on any house cleaning project. They are so flexible when it comes to scheduling according to your needs. Call them today to set up a time and schedule to handle your spring cleaning project(s).
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