Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or you've been in the same apartment for four years now, apartments tend to get messy, and fast. But why is that? Why is the first thing we clutter our beloved closet. If your closet is actually the cleanest part of your room and you find yourself needing to deep clean your whole college apartment you can use these tools to help you get a head start.
As our wardrobe grows due to retail therapy, unfortunately our closet does not grow with it. So you’re often stuck shoving things in your closet or trying to squeeze one more thing onto a hanger. Or if you’re busy, you may be guilty of throwing some clothes on the ground to pick up later… you’ll get to it… eventually.
Enough is enough!
Add Storage Compartments
Starting off on ways to make space for new clothes is by purchasing extra storage to help maximize the space. According to makespace.com to maximize space in the compartments and make everything easy to see, roll your socks, tights, underwear, and belts.
This extra space will make your closet look less cluttered and more organized, which makes your apartment feel that much cleaner. Apartments can have small closets so it is important to optimize all the crevices and creases in the closet.
Buy New Hangers
Now, this may seem like an out of the ordinary helpful hint, but it is crucial to saving more space in order to add more to your wardrobe. Students find themselves buying bulky hangers that clothes easily slip off of adding to even more clutter!
Save the extra space! According to Honey We’re Home, they save so much space and really keep your clothes from falling off the hanger. Adding a slim and firm hanger keeps clothes from not only getting shoved together but also helps keep the clothes on the hanger, and not on the ground.
Closet Clutter Clean Out
Now this here, this is the one hint we were all prepared for but were strongly avoiding at all costs. Who knows when to donate a favorite shirt or last years favorite shirt or the year before that… and so on. Doing a closet clutter clean out means out with the old and in with the new. It does not need to mean getting rid of everything. Just the items you aren't wearing anymore.
To help decide which items to love or leave there are steps you can take, questions you can ask yourself to make the separation easier. According to the Spruce.com they recommend:
- When was the last time you wore it?
- Are you actually going to wear it again?
- If you’re already trying to convince yourself you will… you probably wont.
- Is there a stain on it?
- Does it fit?
Depending on your answers, you know the right ones… it might be time to go ahead and DE-CLUTTER. Donate your clothes. Plato’s closet in Auburn will buy your unwanted clothes, so make a pay day out of it. Treat yourself!
Use A Laundry Basket
A no-brainer, no doubt, but without a laundry basket there is no structure in your room for your dirty clothes. Plus it makes it easy for transporting your clothes to the laundry room.
A clean apartment or closet is just one step closer when you have a place to put your dirty clothes, stop using that handy chair in your room. Having a set place for your things starts a habit of putting things where they belong. So once you finish wearing your outfit of the day don't just throw it on the floor, put it in your laundry basket.
Now companies are making laundry baskets that are stylish and match the aesthetic of your apartment perfectly.
Keeping Up With Your New Closet
Finally, you used these steps and your apartment closet is de-cluttered and you can finally see the floor in your room! Do not make the mistake of going back into your old habits, try and be proactive with your closet space. If you notice a shirt you have not worn in a month it’s probably a good idea to donate it.
Keep up with your clothes that are in your closet. For the love of all things holy do not use the chair, use your laundry bag!
These quick steps will help any college student feel clutter free and make their closets a whole lot bigger. Or if you’re lucky and live at Liberty Properties a walk-in closet can be even bigger for more clothes and storage.