Your closet is perhaps one of those spaces in your house that you often forget to clear out, whether intentionally or not. Most people tend to buy new items, adding to its contents until they actually end up with a huge pile of stuff that needs to be cleaned out eventually. If you are planning to move soon using Andy Removals’ quality removal services in Shirley CR0, for instance, it is time to stop procrastinating and get ready for some action. Use these tips to create a clean and neat closet you will pack and move without hassle.
Remove everything from the closet and clean it
The first step that will help you declutter and clean your closet is to remove everything from it. Place all items in the middle of the room. You will probably be shocked by the size of the pile but don’t let this discourage you because you have an important goal. Your next move is to grab some cleaning supplies and clean your closet thoroughly. Vacuum and mop the floor, dust the shelves and other.
Start sorting the contents
Now that you are done with cleaning, you can start with sorting. For starters, you can make two piles: keep and don’t keep. Remember, the more stuff you move, the more it will cost you, even if you hire an affordable home removal company in London. And not to mention all the time and energy you will have to put into packing and then unpacking. So, your goal is to get rid of as many items as possible and keep items you have worn more than twice in the last year. After sorting out, you can go one step further and sort the “don’t keep” into:
- A sell pile – these are items you could quickly sell and fetch some money for. You can sell them online or organise a garage sale.
- A donate pile – you can donate items that are still in good shape and you haven’t used them for a while. Make sure the clothes don’t have stains and aren’t ripped.
And finally, go through that “keep” pile again. You will probably find a few more things that don’t really belong on that pile. If you are hesitating, then you should place items on other piles.
Before you start packing, get clean and sturdy boxes, garbage bags, tape and markers. First fold the clothes and place then into large-sized boxes. If you have delicate items like handbags or shoes, you can wrap them into a packing paper. Use markers to write down the contents of each box. Make sure not to over-pack the boxes because clothes are heavy and it will be harder to move them. You can also buy wardrobe boxes from moving supplies store or ask the company that provides unsurpassed removal services in Thamesmead SE28, SE2 for some so you can pack coats and other clothing that tend to wrinkle. Use garbage bags to pack stuff you are planning to donate and sell. Now that everything is sorted and packed, you are ready to move.