The No Spend Challenge – Day 18: Clean the Bedroom Closet

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Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. While he works for a contractor buying specialized tools, his passion is personal finance, frugal living, blogging, and stewardship.

This is the Eighteenth day of The No Spend Challenge. To read all posts in order start with Day One. Read a summary of the challenge and view all 31 days in a list format here.  

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Welcome to day 18! Today our assignment is to clean the bedroom closet.

We have 3 days of cleaning left for the month! If your bedroom closet is small maybe tackle on cleaning out several bedroom closets! It’s time to tackle the piles of clothing, shoes, accessories, towels, or whatever else that gives us bad headaches whenever we look at them.

Here’s the possibilities of what your bedroom closet could look like!

Clean Bedroom Closet

So let’s get started! Here’s a 5 tips on how to clean your bedroom closet.

  1. Before starting on the closet, make your bed and tidy up the rest of the bedroom. You’re going to need the space on the bed for this closet cleaning task. It will also theoretically help you feel better.Make Your Bed
  1. Take out the overflowing items. And place them on your bed. This will help create space in the cloest.
    a. Items you haven’t used or worn in over a year.
    b. Items you don’t like
    c. Items that don’t fit
    d. Items that are stained, ripped, or unusable.
    e. Items that are out of season.

Declutter

  1. Now, sort the items into 5 categories.
    a. Donate – Donate to your favorite local charity.
    b. Give Away –
     Give to your friends and family. Remember only give away items that are stil usable.
    c. Sell – For items like shoes, purses, or name brand clothing.
    d. Store – The out of season items can be stored.
    e. Trash – For items that are stained, ripped, or unusable. Straight to the trash can!
  1. Empty the closet out!
    a. The clothes that are on the bed need to be hung correctly and should be facing the same direction.
    b. Don’t use broken hangers. Toss those broken hangers out.
    c. Place shoes, purses, scarfs, & other accessories in piles of similar items.
    d. Add remaining items to the Donation, Sell, Storage, and Trash pile as needed
    e. Items that don’t belong should be returned the proper room. Toys for example could go to the kids room or play room.
    f. Think through your closet space. Remember, you don’t HAVE to put things back the way they were originally.
    g. CLEAN the shelves, dust, sweep, and vacuum.

Clean Closet

 

  1. Now put it all back!
    a. Re-hang Clothing in a way that makes sense to your situation. Do you prefer to sort items by color, category, season, or something else?
    b. Place shoes back into the closet while sorting by type and color.
    c. Place purses, scarfs, & other accessories back into the closet while sorting by type and color. Consider hanging the purses and scarfs if you have the space.

 

It’s a good idea to keep things tidy by working a few minutes each day to clear up clutter and wipe down surfaces. If you want to read more check out this article from All You on speed cleaning your house in 30 minutes!

Before & After

Here’s 7 FREE ways to organize your closet:

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How often do your organize your bedroom closet? Do you feel you spend too much money often because you have “nothing to wear?”

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Jonathan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Ouachita Baptist University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. While he works for a contractor buying specialized tools, his passion is personal finance, frugal living, blogging, and stewardship.

12 Comments

    • Yes, I agree it’s good to clean out the closet every now and again. And keeping tabs on the kids clothes is good too. We try to go through our kids clothes every few months to make sure they’re still using the clothes and the clothes are age/size appropriate. Thanks for stopping by!

      Brandi feel free join join The No Spend Challenge! As a wannabe minimalist myself I’ve found it very encoring to connect with others to get more ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thenospendchallenge/

  1. Great tip to start by clearing off the bed. I’ve undertaken quite a few organizing clothes projects (mostly with my kids outgrown goods) and realize too late, once everything’s out that I have nowhere to organize the stuff I’m getting rid of.

    • Yes, Jelli I’ve been there too! You take out all your stuff and realize that there’s no more room to help organize your stuff… Frustrating. Staring by making the bed is a good idea. Thanks for the comment and stopping by!

  2. I am feeling inspired!! I so desperately need to clean out my girls closet! Despite several attempts it never seems to come together! Besides I fear there may be something living in there under all the stuff! 🙂
    Cathy

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