March 05, 2021 4 min read

Spring is coming! What better time to create a fresh and new space for yourself than right now? A great place to start is in your closet. To help, we've put together a guide to organizing your closet this spring, but it can apply to any area in your home. Enjoy!


Empty Your Closet

The first step to a closet re-vamp is to take everything out. I mean everything. Throw it all in a pile on your floor. This includes any drawers you have as well. The point is to gather all of your clothing. You can also include any jewelry and accessories you have, or you can organize these later using these same steps.

Spring Cleaning

Sort Through Everything

Next, sort through the pile. Take time doing this step - it's arguably the most important. Be mindful and intentional as you carefully evaluate each item that you own. Keep only what sparks joy, as Marie Kondo would say. Try everything on, create outfits you would wear with each piece, and only keep things you feel confident in. Don't keep something "just in case you'll need it one day." Trust me, you won't. You also don't need 40 pairs of socks, so be sure to sort through those as well. Experts have said that 10 is a magic number when it comes to socks and underwear. This is a good time to create a keep, donate, and maybe pile. Make it a point to wear items from your maybe pile for the next few days or weeks. Give them a real chance, and if you don't enjoy wearing it, donate it.

Closet Organizing Ideas

Deep Clean

Jump on this opportunity of having a completely empty closet and clean it! You wouldn't want to put your newly sorted through items back into a dirty closet.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Invest In Organizational Tools

Now that you've sorted through your items and cleaned your space, it's time to get organized. Gathering bins, shelves, and racks can be extremely helpful when organizing a closet. Everything you own should have a home. Every shoe, belt, hat, everything. This not only helps you get and stay organized, but it helps keep your belongings in great condition. To determine what kind of organization tools to use, think about what gets disorganized easiest. If you have random sunglasses laying around, make a DIY display to show them off (this doubles as decor!). Try displaying your hats on your wall, and using a rack to store your shoes. Storage can be DIY'd, purchased from your favorite craft store, thrifted, or even something you already have lying around! You don't have to spend a lot to have a beautiful, organized closet. Use items that match your space to make the experience that much more enjoyable.

Decorate

No matter the size of your space, you can have a cute closet. Try hanging faux vines on the walls, or adding fairy lights. If you have a larger space, add a mood board and a cute rug. You can also hang your clothes up by color and size to create an aesthetically pleasing closet you will want to keep organized.

Organizing

Re-vamp Your Clothes

Noticed you haven't been wearing that plain graphic tee anymore? Try Tie-Dying it. Not feeling the oversized sweater? Crop it. There are small things you can do with your clothes to give them a new life! If you own or have access to a sewing machine, try different patterns with clothes you already own! This will make you feel like you have a whole new wardrobe, without the cost of acquiring a whole new wardrobe.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Our Tips To Help You Stay Organized

  • Invest in matching hangers. This creates a more tidy looking space. Try velvet or wood hangers. You can purchase some great ones here.
  • Set a limit for yourself. If you are running out of hangers to fit all of your clothes, try getting rid of a few unworn items to make room for new ones, instead of buying new hangers. This way you can easily gauge how many items you have, and when it's time to do a closet clean-out.
  • Go through your closet once a month. It doesn't have to be as big of a process as the first time, just quickly look at each of your items. If you notice you haven't worn something since the last clean-out, it may be a good time to get rid of it. Try giving it to a friend, or taking it to a local women's shelter where the item will be much more loved than before! Letting go of things becomes much easier the more you do it.
  • Be mindful when making new purchases. Do you really love that shirt? Or is it just on sale? If you know there's a real possibility that you won't wear it, just don't buy it. Your closet and your wallet will thank you later.

Good luck with your closet clean-out! We hope this has inspired you to create and maintain a beautiful, organized space for yourself, because you deserve it.

Have a few hangers left?

Madison Bischoff

Madison is part of the marketing team here at Bella Ella. She spends most of her free time watching Mama Mia on repeat and spending time with her husband and puppy.

Madison Bischoff

Madison is part of the marketing team here at Bella Ella. She spends most of her free time watching Mama Mia on repeat and spending time with her husband and puppy.


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