Around the House | March 9, 2015
There is no time like the present to start your spring cleaning projects. It is important to create a spring cleaning checklist and complete that list. One of the projects that should be on the list is decluttering and cleaning out your closet. Depending on the size of your home or apartment, you may not have a lot of closets or storage space. In fact, there’s usually more stuff to store than there is storage space. Cleaning your closet clutter on regular basis is key to maximizing your storage space. If you are struggling through cleaning out your closet, many experts recommend having a friend help you decide what items to keep or to get rid of. An “outside” opinion on the items in the closet will help you keep on track for your de-cluttering project.
Learning how to declutter your home is an important aspect of a spring cleaning project. As with any declutter project it is important to go one room at a time. This is also true when you are cleaning out your closet. Work on one closet at a time. Remove any item that doesn’t’t belong in that particular closet and put it in its proper home. You wouldn’t’t want kitchen appliances to be stored in your clothing closet in your bedroom! If you do not have enough room for storing the excess items, then it is time to place your excess household belongings in storage. Self storage is a great place to store seasonal clothing and accessories. Just remember to wash the clothes before storage, so they will be fresh to use during the upcoming season.
The more often that you declutter and organize your closet, the easier the task will become. Instead of a daunting project once a year, do weekly decluttering of your closet. Add a bag or a box for items that you plan to donate. Once the box or bag is full, then take it to the donation center and start the process all over again. If you need to keep the item for future use, then consider renting a self storage unit. ezStorage has a variety of storage unit sizes that you fit any storage need. Our 5×5 storage units are the perfect extra closet. Stop in to any of our 46 locations to find out how we can help!