Whether it’s your first date, job interview, or a visit to the mall, picking the right outfit is always a dilemma. Consequently, you find it hard to choose one even after matching dozens of blouses and trousers since dawn.
Naturally, clothes and accessories will pile up, and do you know what suffers the most from this clutter? Your wardrobe.
Wardrobes contain all sorts of things, from poorly folded clothes to some randomly inserted pieces of paper. With this level of disorder, the already difficult process of choosing an outfit will become even more challenging.
Here at Cleanrific, we understand the struggle so well. Hence, we’ve come up with tips that will help you maintain your clothing storage.
Take everything out to clean your wardrobe
Haven’t worn your favourite blouse for a while now? Well, that’s maybe because it’s been buried under the heap of recently laundered clothes.
Hence, the first step in wardrobe cleaning is to take everything out. This way, you’ll get a better view and idea of what’s inside your storage and how much space you have.
While taking out your clothes and paraphernalia, make sure to keep organisation in mind still. Dedicate a space for clothes, for belts and ribbons, for trousers, and who-knows-how-it-got-there items.
However, be careful not to be trapped under the spell of nostalgia. Taking everything out might take hours if you become sentimental about every item.
Clean your wardrobe
Now that everything’s out. You can start cleaning your wardrobe. Of course, there are many ways to do it. But, here’s a routine that we suggest:
1. Vacuum the wardrobe
Wiping the dirt with water can be messy. Hence, it’s necessary to clear out the primary dirt and dust first using a vacuum, a dry cloth, or a duster.
2. Scrub with a dishwashing liquid
Unlike disinfectants and other cleaning agents, dishwashing liquids are effective enough in cleaning without posing much damage and white stains.
To prepare a soapy solution, use 1 litre of water and three teaspoons of dishwashing liquid. Voila! You can now dip your cloth in this solution and wipe your wardrobe inside out.
3. Wipe it dry!
After cleaning your wardrobe with the soapy solution, make sure to wipe off excess moisture.
If finding time for wardrobe cleaning becomes difficult, just include the wardrobe when you deep clean the house.
Now that you’re done preparing your clothing storage, it’s time to organise your clothes.
Sort your clothes
You can start by sorting your clothes into containers with the following labels:
Keep: Clothes that you still plan to wear. Since these will be kept in your storage, make sure to fold them neatly. Categorise them as well based on style: accessories, shoes, tops, and bottoms.
Donate: Clothes that are still in good condition but no longer fit, or you just haven’t worn for a long time. The best way to deal with these clothes is to donate them. By donating, you’re giving your clothes a new purpose while easing the burden of landfills.
Throw: These are clothes that are beyond recycling, reselling, and donating. Unfortunately, these clothes just end up in landfills. But, you can still repurpose them as rugs.
If you still find it hard to decide which bins should the clothes go to, remember the six-month rule. Ask yourself, did I wear this in the past six months? Will I wear this in the next six months?
Use hangers and baskets
Hangers ensure that delicate clothes stay in good condition and save space. On the other hand, baskets temporarily store trash from your clothes or random items that mysteriously found their way into your closet.
Every day, we try to look our best, especially during momentous events of our lives. But, in our attempt to choose suitable outfits, we often leave our wardrobes in a mess. And it only gets worse over time.
But, with these tips, you can choose the best outfit while maintaining your clothing storage’s cleanliness. It might be tiring at first, but you’ll eventually get the hang of it and even do more.
If you’re still unsure how to do it, you can always give reliable cleaning companies, like Cleanrific, a call for consultation and wardrobe cleaning services. With Cleanrific, you’ll look great without compromising your wardrobe’s cleanliness.