Welcome to day 16 of the ‘31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home‘ series!
Today’s task is to clean your bedroom closets.
The first step is to straighten up your closet. Be sure everything is hung up, shoes are put away, belts and ties are hung. Our closet is usually straightened up, but my 2 year old always gets in there and gets out all my shoes!
After you have everything straightened up, quickly check through your clothes and shoes to see if there is anything you know you want to donate or sell. Put in in a bag or box and take it straight to your car so you can drop it off next time you are out.
Tip: To really get a grasp on what you wear and what you don’t, turn all your hangers around backwards. As you wear an item, place the hanger the correct way in your closet. After each season, take inventory on what you wore and what you didn’t. (A reader suggested another version of this to create dividers in your closet and as you wear each item place it on the other side of the divider.) These are great visual cues as to whether or not you really do wear something. Trying it on doesn’t count!
Next, I want you to remove everything from the bottom of your closet. Vacuum or sweep and mop down there and put everything back. Lots of dust bunnies can collect down in the bottom of your closet.
The goal is to clean all your bedroom closets today, but if you don’t have a lot of time, focus on the most used or messiest closet in your house.
See you back here tomorrow for day 17 of 31 Days of Deep Cleaning Your Home.