3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Maximizing Closet Space

Sunshine, warm air, birds chirping. It’s finally spring! Time to break out the cleaning supplies and search Pinterest boards for the latest cleaning hacks to make your home sparkle and shine. There is no better time to get your space organized, and no better place to start than your closets.

Your bedroom and bathroom closets, kitchen pantry, and storage cabinets are most likely full to the brim, and you’re wishing you just had a little bit more room. These tips will help you whip your overflowing closets into shapein no time so you can enjoy more time hiking or biking the foothills instead.

1.       Prioritize

If closet real estate is at a premium, look at what is taking up the majority of the prime space. In the bedroom, it’s most likely clothes,many of which go unworn month after month.

Ask yourself the following questions when organizing your clothes to help pare down your wardrobe:

  • Does this article of clothing make me feel great when I wear it?
  • If I were shopping right now, would I buy it?
  • Have I worn it in the last year?
  • Does it fit right now?

If you answer no to these questions, you can make more space by clearing out the items that aren’t purposeful. Prioritize the most important items and donate the clothing you intended to wear “someday.”

2. Invest

Organizational tools such as shoe compartments or sliding shelf organizers may seem expensive. However,when it comes to piece of mind from having a perfectly organized space where everything is easily accessible and able to stay neat, the cost is seemingly insignificant.

3.       Eliminate

Spend a weekend going through your closets to purge items you no longer find useful, not only in your bedrooms but in the bathrooms and kitchen too. Get rid of outdated or stale food items in your pantry and then reorganize.

Don’t forget the medicine cabinet. Check expiration dates on health and beauty products, and throw away old items. You might be surprised at how many items you have out of date! Be sure to check with your local pharmacy for proper disposal of over-the-counter or prescription medications.

Is it time for a new closet?

You can organize and reorganize over and over, but sometimes your space just doesn’t work for your needs. A custom closet remodel or addition by a home renovation expert in Boise can improve functionality of your existing space when you’ve exhausted all of your other options.

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