Get your closet ready for the new year by letting go of items that no longer serve you. Each year brings a fresh start, and a great way to extend these new beginnings is to tackle your closet once and for all! This article breaks down six reasons to reorganize your wardrobe, so go into the new year on a fresh page. Let’s get started.
1. For Storage Space
By cleaning out your closet, you gain storage space to store other items in your home. To maximize your closet space, save room for storage bins, baskets, and other miscellaneous objects. Consider purchasing oversized plastic zip-up bags to store additional items.
2. To Make Room For Newness
Out with the old, as they say. This year, reorganize your closet so you can fill it with all the new clothes you plan on purchasing. Even if you don’t plan on buying new clothes and want to stick to classic oversized sweaters and jeggings all winter, you can continue decluttering your space and organizing your unwanted items into piles to donate or resell.
3. For More Room In Your Home
Instead of focusing on the tedious part of organizing your graphic tees or jewelry, think about how reorganizing your closet allows you to manage your home better. With more space for storage in your closet, the rest of your home will also be more organized.
When you tidy up one space, you create more room in other areas. Be sure to be on the lookout for signs of moths that ruin your clothes or mouse droppings in your closet. Sometimes when you do a deep clean/reorganization you may find things you don’t want to. Reorganizing your closet might not sound like fun, but when you think about the big picture of having a clean home and a clean closet, the reward of reorganizing becomes much more satisfying.
4. For Stress Relief
While cleaning can sometimes feel like a chore, cleaning can also be a huge stress reliever. If you find it calming to clean and control your external environment, the relief you get from reorganizing your closet may be worth the effort.
For many people, having a clean and tidy space leads to a strong sense of happiness and relaxation. See if reorganizing your closet provides you with this feel-good boost that we all need this new year.
5. To Make A Mini Room
Another reason to clean your closet is to create space within it for a mini room. If your closet is big enough, you could make it your meditation corner or even put up a mirror and save a spot in your closet for a makeup vanity.
If your kids need a place to store their toys, keep a toy chest in your closet! There are many ways to maximize your closet space and create new uses for the area. So get creative with the process and see what you can come up with.
6. To Stop Losing Socks
We’ve all been there: you couldn’t find a matching pair of socks if your life depended on it. You’ve searched through your cubbies and drawers, yet nothing gives. It seems as if no matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep those pesky socks organized.
If you’ve struggled with finding an effective way to store your socks, you’re in luck! With a clean, organized closet, you can set up an entire shelf or storage container dedicated entirely to your socks. With more storage space, you can keep your socks and underwear in their compartments and never lose a pair again.
The Bottom Line
Reorganizing your closet is probably not your favorite thing to do. But that being said, there are many benefits to cleaning up this space. Not only will you gain storage space and extra room in your home, but you will also find stress relief and satisfaction from tidying up. Here’s to a year of organized closets and less stress.