Spring may still be a month away, but now is the time to start thinking about what parts of your home need to be decluttered, dusted, and deep-cleaned! A great place to start is your closet. Winter coats, scarves, and boots tend to overwhelm our once tidy closets until they become hard to navigate. Even the most spacious walk-in closets are not immune to the disarray that can occur throughout the winter months. Luckily, we have a few tips on how to simplify the process of organizing your closet that will make it the perfect task to kick off your 2020 spring cleaning frenzy!

Consider Packing Away Out Of Season Clothing

To lessen the overall load in your closet, consider packing away out of season clothing items into storage bins. This tip is especially useful for smaller, reach-in closets. Every Cape Cod closet should contain a few key items year-round, such as a warm jacket, your favorite t-shirt, or a pair of waterproof boots. However, your closet space could benefit from packing away lesser worn seasonal clothing articles, such as your snow jacket in the summer, or shorts in the winter.

Separate Into “Keep”, “Donate”, And “Discard”

Go through the remaining clothing in your closet and separate them into three categories – keep, donate, and discard. If you’re on the fence about whether to keep an item or not, think about the last time that you wore it. If you haven’t reached for it within the past three months, it’s probably safe to say that you won’t miss it. Any clothing that is still in good condition but that you don’t see yourself continuing to wear can be put into a pile to donate. Any clothing with holes or other obvious signs of wear can be discarded.

Coordinate By Article and Color

Now that you have an idea of what clothing items you would like to keep, you can get them organized by grouping them based on the type of article they are, and their color. Organizing them in this way ensures that you know exactly where to look when you need to find a specific item.  Custom Closet Systems from Boston Closet Company help to make closet organization easy by offering a variety of features and accessories that are perfectly suited to your individual closet needs!

Donate What You Know You Won’t Wear

Donating your lightly worn clothing is a great way to make your closet more manageable while still knowing your clothing will be put to good use. A great local organization to donate to is Second Chances. Visit their site today to learn more about their mission and how your donations can help enrich the lives of others in the Boston community.


You’re one step closer to checking every item off your spring cleaning to-do list. At this rate, you’ll have a sparkling home in no time. Check out our Gallery to learn more about other organization systems for storing your belongings or Contact Us today to schedule a free design consultation!