Closetined A nationwide lockdown and work-from-home have disrupted our routine. Amidst the growing concern over the spread of Covid-19 Coronavirus, self-quarantine and social distancing are the new norms.

Being cooped up at home for days can make us crazy, anxious and demotivated. The only thing we can control is our home environment and just a little bit of effort to enhance our surrounding. A clean and organised space helps foster better mental well-being and productivity. So if you are working from home, one way to feel good is to start with your closet.

A much needed deep cleanse is essential for both your spirit and wardrobe. It’s time to say goodbye to some of those old pieces you don’t need anymore. Store them away in bags until well after the virus has passed and then do your bit by donating it to ClothesBox foundation to help the needy.

Follow this easy 6 step-by-step guide to organize your closet:

1. Declutter

A fast, easy way to declutter your clothes is to sift through them by type. Separate your clothes into categories like pants, dresses, tops, outerwear, accessories and undergarments. Then sort through every item in each category, make a commitment to only keep the clothes you know you love and wear with frequency. As Mary Kondo says “Keep only what brings you joy”. If anything gives you a reason to hesitate, toss it in a pile for donation.

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2. Empty and clean your closet.

Once you’ve made separate ‘donation’ and ‘keep’ piles for your clothes, shoes, and accessories. Clear your closet completely. Pull out everything else still lingering inside it. Do a proper deep-cleaning, sweep the floor, wipe down the shelves and scrub any dirt off the walls.

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3. Store your clothes by category, colour coded.

This tip may seem obvious, but it makes all the difference when you want to grab something quicky.

Keep similar coloured items together and colour code them from light to dark. Even creating the most general colour distinction will make your closet look amazing.

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4. Hang, fold, roll.

All items have different needs to be stored. That means delicate items like dresses, skirts and fancy items like suits and sturdy structured pieces like coats and blazers are best kept with hangers. Bulky items like sweaters and stiff denim stay perfect when folded and stacked because they don’t slump, crinkle or lose their shape. Things like cotton t-shirts & socks are thin and pliable, making them perfect for the roll and tuck method to save space.

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5. Add space savers.

Knot all your scarves together in hangers to keep them wrinkle-free, easy to see and access. Use wall hooks to keep your long chains untangled. You can utilise empty shoeboxes for storing all your belts or socks rolled in it.

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6. Store your most-used clothes at eye level.

Keep everything you wear regularly in the middle of your closet at eye level so it’s easy to find and grab when you are in a rush. Put lesser-used pieces directly above or below your most popular clothes and your least worn items to the top shelf.

A well-organised and clean closet will clear your mind and will bring you one step closer to making the best in this difficult time.

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Don’t forget to donate your clothes to Clothes box foundation by dropping them at our store:

Shop no 174, Postfold, DLf Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070

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