Cleaning Tips For Your Closet!

Posted in Home, Interior Design
on May 1, 2015



It’s May 1st!!! Yayyy!! Time is rolling right along and before we know it, school will be out! Are you looking forward to it? I am, because I love when both my kids are together. At any rate, I’ve been cleaning out our master bedroom closet and realized that I may need to put some sort of system in place. When I wash and fold clothes, somehow they still end up jumbled up in the drawer so I decided to learn how to fold like I was a floor salesperson at Hollister. My husband nodded in approval as I studied the footage, I will share with you later on in this post. I really do love spring and here are some tips to make your cleaning adventures a little less action packed. My next post will follow up with pictures of how I organized our closet, so stay tuned!

1. Paint your closet if it needs it. A small bucket of white paint (or whatever airy color you want) goes a long way in making the space look open and inviting, like somewhere you’d actually want to hang out.

2. Buy nice hangers that are all the same. The colored plastic ones work in kids rooms (pink for Chloe, blue for Drew) but I think that wooden hangers look best in adult rooms. I’ve seen some cherry and light bamboo ones that are really cute!

3. Make your own cleaning solution. Use an empty spray bottle and add 1 & 1/2 cup of warm water, plus 3 teaspoons of dishwashing liquid and the essential oil of your choice. I use lavender because it’s my last name and I like the smell. Other great alternatives are orange and lemon essential oil. They both have very clean and fresh scents. Also, this solution is eco friendly and can be used anywhere around the house. I am using this solution to clean the baseboards in the closet or anywhere else that needs it.

4. Throw on some tunes! Nothing gets you motivated to work like your favorites songs. Since cleaning doesn’t require lots of concentration, music is the perfect antidote to make cleaning an enjoyable experience.

5. Light a clean smelling candle. Nothing inspires like inspiration. Even though that doesn’t make any sense, candles do make us feel better!

6. Buy things to organize your other things: A tie rack for your hubby, shoe rack or nice cubby for your shoes and a handbag rack if you have lots of bags.

7. Get all your stuff together. I think that having a bucket with your sponges, cleaning solution, duster, candle and anything else you need should be in one place so you don’t have to scramble around the house (or send your kids) to find everything.

Also here’s that folding video, I didn’t think that I would get it, but I actually did. I’m an A+ folder now! Do you have any tips for tackling cleaning projects. I’d love to hear from you!


  • I REALLY need to get into some spring cleaning. I have so many things still in bags; things i haven’t worn in ages; and things that just need to go! These are definitely some good tips.

  • Pam

    I need to get started on spring cleaning before it becomes summer cleaning. I need to put on some music, that always gets me motivated.

  • Emerald112

    Girl. You and me both! Since I have to do it, I figured that I’d go ahead and write about it…lol!!!

  • Helene Bludman

    I keep putting off the spring cleaning. By the time I get to it, it won’t even be spring anymore.

  • Stephanie Glover

    It’s as if you can see into my disaster of a living room right now! Thanks for the tips!

  • You are so cute and helpful! I love the paint your closet idea I never thought to do that! Also I needed that video on how to perfect folding a shirt!

  • Censie ‘Mumby’ Sawyer

    Great tips. Hard to believe April is over – time to get cracking on that SPRING cleaning!

  • maria @ close to home

    My husband was military so he has his own way that I might do on occasion when I feel like being neat and tidy.

  • Mommy2jam

    WOW you make it sound so fun! I am going to give your tips a try

  • Jahshari Wilson

    Great tips! I already did some Spring cleaning weeks ago but I think I will put your tips in effect! πŸ™‚

  • Robin Rue

    I light lots of candles in my house. It masks the smell of my kids lol.

  • Roaming Family

    I love candles! It makes the whole room feel better πŸ™‚

  • I am going to Office Max this weekend and I am going to get organizers for some of my in closet items since I lose things there.

  • These are such good ideas. I should try and reorganize my laundry room closet.

  • I love having nice, matching hangers in my closet. It makes me more motivated to actually hang up my clothes instead of just draping them over a chair.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    My closest and my boys closet are a hot mess. Definitely on my list of things to clean out and organize this Spring!

  • Rebecca Bryant

    Great tips. I enjoy cleaning when i have music up loud.

  • Lorane Rhoden

    These are such great Tips! I really do need to paint my Closet as it could use a fresh coat (or 2) The Candle idea is genius

  • mail4rosey

    You’ve got good tips here. I really could use a tie rack for hubby. His ties are always slipping off the hanger they’re on and hitting the closet floor.

  • LOVE DIY cleaning prodcuts because you can control what goes in!

  • Wendy Kaufman

    A few good tunes can make any job better! I certainly clean faster and more productively with music!

  • I’d love to paint my closet actually. I never had thought to try that before!

  • Janeane Davis

    These are good tips for cleaning all over! I like the idea of lighting a clean smelling candle, adding the extra senses to the mix is such a great idea.

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