De-clutter your closet with these simple 'Spring Cleaning' tips and tricks

When you hear the words “spring cleaning” do you cringe or jump for joy? Whether you loathe or celebrate the season to re-focus and make your space supremely spotless, de-cluttering your closet is a great way to start the spring cleaning process. Here are a few simple tips and tricks to get your closet feeling spiffy for Spring...and beyond.



OK, deep breaths. Purging takes some patience, but it’s worth it. Look at each item and ask yourself if you’ve worn it in the past year, if it fits, and if it’s still in style. If the answer to any of these is “no” it’s time to let it go. Make two piles: one for selling (sites like Tradesy and The RealReal are great for designer duds) and one for donating. Now, start to visualize all the new spring styles you can buy with all that extra closet space. (Check out the new Spring finds I have my eye on!)

See Whitney Port's closet purge on  Million Dollar Closets!

See Whitney Port's closet purge on Million Dollar Closets!



Decide on an organization system that works for you. When you are getting dressed, what do you think about first? Garment type? Season? Occasion? Color? Arrange your closet in a way that is logical to you and how you live your life.




Once you’ve purged and come up with an organizational system, decide how you want to display your pieces. Use the same hangers throughout your entire wardrobe (I recommend these velvet ones for chic, cohesive look) and use designated hangers for items like belts and scarves to maximize space (I like these and these).




Don’t ignore your drawers in this process! Spring is all about florals, so why not bring them into your closet? Specifically, your drawers. Lavender drawer liners like these can freshen up dingy drawers and keep your pieces smelling like Spring all year round.



Finally, give the space a a mini-makeover by adding an accent like a photo, mirror or plant. A small change can have a big impact!