The Commonwealth Blog

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

How to Clean Your Closet of Clutter

Your closet can be a difficult place to keep clean and tidy. Tripping over shoes or being late to work because your blazer was hidden underneath piles of clothes is never fun. Between dirty laundry and clean clothes ready to be put away, it’s easy for it to get messy quick. Make your closet a functional and clean space to transform your wardrobe into an organized utopia.

Get Rid of Unused Items

Cleaning your closet can be an intimidating task. A good place to start is to get rid of anything you don’t use. It might seem obvious, but it can be hard to hold on to things even when you don’t need them. If you haven’t worn something in the past year, it's likely you won’t again anytime soon. Make a pile of what clothes you still need and make a pile of what you can donate. This way you are organizing and giving back at the same time. You’ll be thankful for the extra space you gain from giving away unused items in your closet.

Separate by Season

A simple way to make clothes easy to find is to separate them by category. Some prefer to have clothes organized by color but organizing by season can also be very helpful with less of a hassle. Have winter clothes in one section of your closet and summer in another. You’ll know without hesitation where your winter coat is when the cold weather creeps up. It makes it effortless to get ready when you have the clothing you’ll be wearing during that time of year ready to grab-and-go.

Fold for Maximum Space

Folding your clothes is a great way to keep your closet looking and feeling organized. You’ll be able to find your favorite shirt easier when it’s neatly folded. Put things away after you’ve washed them. It’ll save time and space when you know what’s clean and what’s not. Folding the clothes you don’t have hanging makes all your other clothing accessible and in order. With everything put away cleanly, you’ll be able to see exactly the spot every outfit is located.

Utilize Smart Storage


If your closet is missing structural organization, its simple to make it yourself. Add hanging racks simply by using a curtain rod and adjusting the size to fit a place to hang clothes. You’ll maximize space for everything you need to hang. Plastic bins are helpful to use for the bulky clothing. Heavy sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets can be kept organized in a plastic bin until they are ready to be used. Don’t sweat over losing another pair of shoes. Keep your kicks organized on a 


Your closet is easy to get messy, fast. However, if you use these few tips to keep things organized, you’ll have a stress-free time when it comes to getting ready. Utilize the space you have and keep it tidy by creating a section for every category of clothing. You’ll be thankful for clearing out the things you don’t use and, in the process, create a clutter-free closet.

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