MAINTAINING A HEALTHY WARDROBE/CLOSET
Do you know that you can have and maintain a healthy wardrobe? It’s not as difficult as it seems, all you need is some commitment and time.
Now, when you enter a bedroom what gets your attention, where’s the first place you want to see? The restroom, bed or wardrobe? If your answer is the wardrobe, then imagine if someone comes into your room and looks at your wardrobe, in what state are they coming to meet it. I know some people are going to scream on this one but truth is your room is your private space and what you do with it tells a lot about you. The state of your room tells a lot about your personality.
Now, lets talk about the wardrobe/closet. Why is it always tasking to maintain a neat and organized one? Having a neat and organized wardrobe/closet is a sure way to having an organized space. Today, our focus will be on the disorganizing process because you need to disorganize to organize.
To get an organized space you must first disorganize.
Clear out your wardrobe/closet
To help you get started, get a piece of cloth lay it on your bed and unleash the contents of your wardrobe/closet there. At this point the closet is empty and it makes you feel like “oh my, I have more space for some shopping,”
Clean it up
After clearing, it’s time for some cleaning. Check for dirt particles, cobwebs etc and sweep or vacuum. Then get a piece of soft cloth and deep it inside water mixed with cleaning liquid, squeeze until damp then clean. Be sure to touch the edges. You can spray a sweet fragrance after cleaning for a nice smell. This can be tedious but trust me you’ll love it at the end. This is also the time to clean your bags and shoes too, clear out any unwanted stuffs you’ve accumulated in your bags, and also sand that found its way beneath your shoes. If you want to repaint I’d suggest you do so a day before to enable the paint dry properly.
Sort through your clothing items.
Now It’s time to sit down with the contents of your wardrobe/closet and communicate with them. Separate the tops, jeans, suits, skirts, bags, gowns, foot wears etc.
a) decide which items you’re going to keep. This can be regular clothes like work or casual ones.
b) decide which items to store. This part can be very tricky because sometimes we feel we have need for a particular dress or shoe but in the long run we have less need for it. Items here may include seasonal clothes, or dinner gowns etc. Generally, items you don’t use often use can be stored e.g bed-sheets, duvet, towels, etc.
c) decide which items to donate. Clothes not worn or used since purchase till over 8 months or a year might never be used. Kindly donate it. There are some clothing items that are too small or tight so we tuck them away awaiting the day they’ll fit, that day might never come, kindly lend it out to a thrift store or re-sell it. Yards sales are profitable ways clothes can be useful.
After sorting, it is time to wash and/or sun dry. Due to a long keep in the wardrobe some clothes can have this thick damp smell. Now is the appropriate time to select the ones that need to be washed and the one that need to feel the sun rays all over them.
NOTE. Please do not donate worn-out, faded, torn clothes because it won’t be proper to donate stuffs you know aren’t worthy. Discard them. There’s no need to attach any emotional or sentimental value to them. Clothes ready for donation can be kept neatly in a bag or box inside the closet (i.e after arranging if there’s space) or in a corner of the room.
Your wardrobe can be neat, organized and healthy despite your busy schedule – this is a fact.
What other measures do you use to clear your wardrobe/closet. Keep up for our next post on organizing your wardrobe/closet.