Tips to Effectively Clean Up Your Wardrobe

Tips to Effectively Clean Up Your Wardrobe

It is important to clean your wardrobe up on a regular basis to keep it clean, fresh, and free from any bad smells. This way, your clothes will stay and smell fresh as well. You surely do not want to wear wrinkled, bad-smelled clothes, do you? Regularly cleaning your wardrobe up will also keep your clothes from molding.

Also, it is important as well to keep your wardrobe organized. This way, you can easily find the outfit that you want to wear every day. Below are some tips that you can follow to effectively clean up your wardrobe.

Prepare the Cleaning Materials and Equipment

First, you need to prepare the materials and equipment that will be used to clean your wardrobe. There is not much to prepare, you just need a clean cloth for wiping and cleaning fluid, the sprayer one will be a lot more practical. For the cleaning fluid, you are suggested to use the one with a low pH so that it won't damage the surface of your wardrobe, especially if you have a wooden one.

You can also prepare any additional cleaning tools, like a brush and rubber gloves to protect your hands. If you are allergic to dust, you can also wear a mask.

Get Rid of Clothes You No Longer Wear

If your wardrobe is too full of clothes, it will be hard for you to organize it. Therefore, spare some time to separate the clothes that you still wear and the ones that you no longer wear. A practical rule: if you haven't worn the clothes for more than a year, this means you have to get rid of it. For good reasons, you can donate them.

Also, get rid of clothes in poor condition. This way, you will have more spaces in your wardrobe, making it look more spacious and tidier. You may have memorable clothes, but let's not be emotional when it comes to cleaning.

Remove Your Clothes and Other Content from Your Wardrobe

Take out all your clothes and other content from your wardrobe to make it easier for you to clean the whole wardrobe. Then, place them away in a clean basket or storage so that your clothes won't get dirty during the cleaning process. If you want extra protection, place your clothes in a closed box or just cover it with a clean cloth. If you want to put them on your bed, make sure your bed is already clean.

Clean and Disinfect Your Wardrobe

Once your wardrobe is empty, now it is time to start the cleaning process. First, damp a cloth with a clean water and use it to wipe your wardrobe thoroughly. Make sure your wardrobe is not too wet since it will take long to dry. Wipe every corner, every gap, every rack and even the hanger area. Then, clean your wardrobe with mild cleaning liquid.

Choose a cleaning liquid that fits the material of your wardrobe. If you have a wooden wardrobe, use cleaning liquid specifically for wood. If your wardrobe is made from plastic, you can use an all-purpose cleaner. After that, disinfect your wardrobe with a disinfectant sprayer to get rid of any germs and bacteria.

Let Your Wardrobe Dry

Your wardrobe might still be damp after all the cleaning. So, let it dry for a few minutes before putting back all your clothes into the wardrobe. Putting in your clothes when your wardrobe is still damp will cause mold and bad smells due to the moisture. For wooden wardrobes, speed up the drying process by using a fan or dry cloth because wood materials shouldn't be damp for long since it will be rotten.

Place Some Baskets or Storage

If you also store your socks and accessories in your wardrobe, it is better to put them in separate baskets or storage. Buy some aesthetic storage to store your stuff. Baskets are available in various sizes and designs, you can choose ones according to your items. This way, your wardrobe will be more organized.

Reorganize Your Wardrobe

The next step is to reorganize your wardrobe. Choose your clothes based on how often you wear them. Place clothes that you often wear in front or in the area that you can easily access. Also, categorize shirts, t-shirts, pants, shorts, dresses, and others, and put them in separate areas. Categorizing your clothes will help you to save time to get ready, especially when you are in a rush.

Store Your Clothes Based on Seasons

Another tip to reorganize your wardrobe is by categorizing your clothes based on the seasons. If your wardrobe is not that spacious, consider the time when you clean and organize your wardrobe. For example, if you are doing it in the summer, then have your summer clothes in the wardrobe and other clothes for other seasons in storage or other places. When the season comes, you can replace the ones in your wardrobe with the clothes you need for the current season.

Pay Attention to Your Accessories

Besides organizing your clothes, you also need to organized your accessories, such as belts, scarfs, and shoes. Determine which accessories that you still want to have and wear. Try to wear every accessory you have and see. If you think the accessories are outdated or you just don't like them anymore, then it is time to sell or donate them.

Put Camphor or Fragrance in Your Wardrobe

Last but not least is to place camphor or fragrance of your selection in the wardrobe. Putting fragrance will give freshness to your wardrobe as well as your clothes. Also, camphor is helpful in preventing moulds and bad odours. Fragrances for wardrobes come in wide varieties, you can choose one according to your preference. They usually can last for weeks before you replace them with the new one.

Those are the tips that you can follow to clean and organize your wardrobe. As you can see, it is not difficult at all to do this task. Now, are you ready to organize and clean your wardrobe?

Faisal "The successful warrior is the average man, with laserlike focus." - Bruce Lee

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