Back-to-school season is a wonderful time to clean out your closets. It is between the summer and winter seasons, allowing you to pack away the dresses and swimsuits while making room for your bulky sweaters and coats. Using a cleaning chore checklist such as the one below will ensure better organization and a thorough cleaning job.
What You'll Need:
Shoe Organizer/Storage Rack
Cleaner in a Spray Bottle
Bounty Paper Towels
Vacuum, Broom, and/or Mop
Empty your closet completely. Spray cleaner on a Bounty paper towel and wipe down the shelves and clothes bar. Clean any mirrors. Vacuum or sweep floor of the closet. Mop if needed.
Separate clothes and shoes according to season. Put aside any clothes or shoes you haven't worn for a couple of years or so. Pack away any clothes that cannot be worn in fall or winter using storage containers. Place clothes or shoes you haven't worn in a box to be donated. Organize remaining clothes into categories such as jeans, dress pants, T-shirts, sweaters, etc.
Hang any dresses, coats, jackets, or dress pants in the closet. Any other items that wrinkle easily or must be dry-cleaned should also be hung. For even more organization, consider hanging clothes by color or shade. This will make planning outfits and getting dressed much easier in the morning.
Fold sweaters, T-shirts, and jeans, and store them on shelves (depending on your closet design). Organize shoes and belts neatly and store them away in a shoe organizer or storage rack. Place potpourri satchels in a few places around the closet to keep clothes smelling good.