Is your home your sanctuary through lockdown? If not, now’s the time to declutter and make your home reflect your personal style. It’s become more important than ever before that a home feels relaxed, comfortable, and the place you want to be, more than a place forced upon you.
Many of us have used lockdown to make good use of extra time on our hands, cleaning our homes and closets, taking care of our gardens, and redecorating. All this forced time inside strikes a chord and many of us are striving to make our home the haven we might have been neglecting for some time. Life is busy, but this pandemic has shown many of us how to embrace our homes and the more domestic aspects of our lives.
If you read our article on How to Style Your Life Through Lockdown you may have been inspired to start doing some decluttering. One of the most popular places to start is the closet! So how do we keep the closet looking organised and clean after we have spent some time, effort, and much needed TLC to it?
Like our rose bushes and gardenias, our savings account, and our relationships, we have to keep investing in our closets and dedicate some time and effort to keeping it up to scratch. It’s surprisingly simple to keep your closet organised if you develop a habit. Like watering your plants and saving a percentage of your income each month, you can make a habit to put things back to where they can from. Whatever shelf you pull something out of that is where it should return. Don’t just throw it on the chair or leave it on a hook after washing to “get to it later”… later typically ends up meaning over the weekend or whenever you get around to it. Shoes should be put back in its box and under garments in their drawers. Not only does this help keep your closet organised but it keeps your belongings in better condition.
It’s the everyday conscious effort that you put in that helps your closet stay intact. You don’t want to be going back to square one every other day, so dedicate a few moments at the end of the day to maintain and put things back where they belong. You want to know where your things are and not lose or can’t find something when you need it.
Your bedroom is your sanctuary, your sacred space in the house. Away from kids, gadgets, and noise. So keep it as you would other things you love. Upkeep can be tricky as everyday life kicks in and it gets left for later. However, by making a commitment to closet cleanliness and decluttering a few times a year, is a sure way to having the fabulous closet you always wanted. There is no one rule. You can change it up any time you want. It is a wonderful feeling to have your personal things all in order. It just takes some time and input from yourself.
So my top tips for closet maintenance is:
-Commit a few moments every day to neaten it up and put things back where you had them.
-Get your clothes ready for the next day and put them to one side so you don’t have to flick through, pulling items in and out in the morning. Sort it all out before bed. It will save time and confusion.
– Have beautifully scented wardrobe hangers to keep your clothes smelling fresh and crisp.
– Treat your wardrobe as you would an important investment. It is your investment. You. Take pride and look after your things. They will last longer.
By Marisa Ferraro
Edited by Cloe Johnston