The cleaning industry has been studying clutter and disarray for decades, identifying not only the best methods to tackle it but also the psychological and emotional benefits it brings. Understanding the methodology and tricks from cleaning gurus will make this task more efficient and enjoyable.

Let's embark on a journey to declutter and cleanse your wardrobe oasis, benefiting from the latest research from the cleaning industry, tested DIY tips, and insights from the Cornell University's Consumer Behavior Lab.


Plan Your Attack

Firstly, allocate ample time for the task. You'd be amazed how much stuff can accumulate in a closet. Set aside a weekend or a couple of afternoons for the venture. Secondly, gather supplies - you'll need trash bags, a vacuum, cleaning products, and possibly some organizational tools.


Embrace The Purge

The purge can be an emotional rollercoaster. But according to the University of California, Berkeley's Greater Good Magazine, decluttering can lead to significant psychological benefits, including reduced anxiety and improved mood.

Toss out clothes you haven't worn in the last year. Make three piles: 'keep', 'donate', and 'discard'. For items hard to let go, ask yourself: Does it fit? Is it in good condition? Have I worn it in the last year? If the answer is 'no' to any, it should not be in the 'keep' pile.


Deep Clean Time

Once the closet is empty, it's deep clean time! Vacuum the floor, wipe the shelves and rods. Don't forget to clean the walls and ceiling corners. Not only does this ensure cleanliness, but it also gives you a fresh slate to start reorganizing.


Reorganization – The Grand Finale

Now, for the final part of "How to clean and organize your closet?", the reorganization.

Categorize your clothes based on their type and frequency of use. Use the 'top-down' method; place rarely used items on the top shelf, everyday clothes at eye level, and shoes at the bottom.

Introduce organizational tools to maximize space utilization - shelf dividers, shoe racks, and drawer organizers can be true game-changers.

If you're a DIY enthusiast, create custom closet dividers or drawer organizers using old cardboard or cereal boxes. Pinterest and various Facebook DIY communities have myriad inspiring ideas on crafting home-made organizers. Try these out for an affordable and sustainable solution.


Maintain the Order

Once you have your closet gleaming and well-ordered, maintaining it is key. Try to return things to their designated place immediately after use.

In case you're facing challenges maintaining the organization, don't despair. Learning and implementing new habits take time. Be patient with yourself and persist.

To help you stay inspired and motivated, we at Cactus Cleaning love to share tips, tricks, and hacks on our Instagram page, @cactus_cleaning. Follow us for your daily dose of clean and organized living.

We've taken the journey of "How to clean and organize your closet?" from a mere question to a real, achievable task. Remember, it's not just about having an Instagram-worthy closet. It's about transforming your space into a clean, stress-free zone that reflects your style and personality.

So, as we sign off, we urge you to take this step towards creating your perfect oasis, utilizing the knowledge gleaned from years of research and shared experiences of our cleaning community.

Happy organizing! 😊