Organizing Tips: Simple Steps to Transform Your Closet

Messy closets can be present in even the cleanest homes. That’s because many of us tuck items away into these mini storage areas, shut the door, and clean the rest of the home. This becomes a problem when you find yourself rummaging in your closet for hours, thinking to yourself that you’ve got to get organized one of these days. If you could walk into your closet and find what you need in less than a minute, you could save plenty of time and become more efficient.

To help organize your closet (and keep it that way), our crew at Handyman Connection of Edmonds has put together four easy steps to get you started.

  • Remove Everything from the Inside – First, clear everything out so you can start from scratch. Designate an area where you can empty your closet out, such as your bed or the corner of your room. When doing this, you need to make sure that no clothes, boxes, hangers, or piles of other things will remain inside your closet. Some items might need to be transferred, so it’s best to ask a friend or a family member for help.
  • Organize Items into Specific Categories – After clearing out your closet, it’s time to categorize your items for a more organized piling. Create different categories for your items; for example, start with broader categories, like clothes, shoes, and towels, before moving to smaller subcategories, like sweaters, winter boots, and sheets.
  • Declutter, Declutter – Next, go through each pile and get rid of items you no longer use or don’t intend to wear anymore. You can choose to donate your old clothes or sell them to help you get some money back from all the items you would have tossed out.
  • Clean and Refill – Now is the time to wipe down the interior and exterior walls of your closet. You might find loose clothes tags, wrappers, and other unnecessary items while doing this. After cleaning your closet, make sure to mop or vacuum the floors. Finally, refill the space with your categorized items and arrange them in such a way that they are comfortable for your daily routine.

Regardless of the size of the job, you can give Handyman Connection of Edmonds a call for all your maintenance and installation needs. Our expert crew can help you plan your new closet shelving and storage. Complete our request form today to get a free, no-obligation project estimate.


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