As someone who is #SuperLazy, the thought of spring cleaning makes my stomach drop. Clean? Things? ME? Nope. Unfortunately, as I am transitioning from “confused and messy girl” to “confused and messy young woman” I learned that I need to actually take spring cleaning seriously. It really does make a difference, as much as I hate to admit it. Prepping yourself and your room for spring and summer is super important, and can really help going from spring to summer that much easier. I have already given you genius spring cleaning tips for lazy girls, but what about organizing your closet? That’s a whole different story.
I have, unfortunately, had a reputation as the person in my family with the worst closet. Even my friends know how bad my closet was. Honestly, everybody knows how truly horrible my closet used to be. I would literally throw things in there until they would form a giant mountain of clothes. There were times when I couldn’t even get into my closet because the clothes had completely taken over the closet . I kid you not, I was stuck in there for two hours once after all my stuff barricaded me in. But, eventually, I learned that even though cleaning your closet is annoying AF, there are some easy closet-cleaning tips that even lazy girls like you and me can try. Check them out below.
Start By Taking Everything OutYes, it's annoying, but you're not going to get anywhere if you don't go through all of your stuff. Take your clothes out of your closet so it is completely empty. This way, you have a blank canvas and can start fresh. Image Source: Clueless
Decide What You Actually WearHave any clothes that don't fit, but you just can't get rid of? Get RID OF THEM. They are just taking up space and as much as you love that one shirt you used to wear in third grade, it's time to let it go. Take inventory of everything in your closet. If you haven't worn something in the last two years, it's time to let it go. That will clear up some space and make it easier to organize. Image Source: Daria
Store Winter ThingsThis is my biggest problem, since I always think there will somehow be a very cold summer day and I'll want to wear a winter sweater but that just...doesn't happen. Put your heavy sweaters and puffy jackets in a storage bin and keep them under your bed or in your garage. See? Now you have so much more space to keep your things looking tidy. Image Source: Hannah Montana
Buy HangersI refused to use hangers until, like, last year. I don't know why, but I much preferred to throw my clothes on the floor and worry about it later. Well, thost clothes pile up. Hang things up! This way, you can see what you have, which means you won't have to search through your clothes every morning and make a giant clothes mess. Image Source: 13 Going On 30
Keep Things You Normally Wear At The Front Of Your ClosetLet's be real: we all have a lot of clothes, but there are probably a pair of jeans or a t-shirt you wear more often than others. Keep those articles of clothing somewhere easily accessible, so that you can open your closet and grab them in under a second. It will save you time and save you from making a mess of digging through your clothes. Image Source: The Princess Diaries 2
Sell Old ClothesYou might as well make money off of your old clothes, right? If they are still in good condition and don't have any mystery stains on them, try and sell them! There are a lot of stores that help you sell your closet and actually make money off of it, like Poshmark or Depop. Image Source: Clueless
Closet OrganizerIf you would rather fold your clothes instead of hang them, then try a closet organizer. You can sort your clothes by style (skirts in one, tank tops in another) and be super organized with very little effort. Source
Use The Floor SpaceI tend to leave my shoes scattered around my room, but keeping them in your closet is the best bet. This way, you can keep them together and utilize the floor space of your closet, which means you are less likely to throw your stuff on the ground. Source
Make A Plan And Stick To ItClosets get messy. There really isn't a way to fix that. But, if you make a plan to tidy up and organize your closet a few times a month, you will feel a lot better about yourself and your clothes! Set aside just a few minutes once a week to make sure your closet is clean and organized. It will honestly help a lot. Image Source: Sex And The City
Are you going to use any of these tips? Tell us in the comments!