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Freshen Up Your Closet

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OPEN THE DOOR TO A FRESH, NEW CLOSET

Your home should be your oasis, including your closet. Cleaning yours—especially if it’s been a while—can help simplify your life and save you time and energy as you get ready in the morning. What’s more, it’s easy to do!




STEP 1 – Freshen Your Clothes

A great first step to having a fresh closet space is clean, fresh clothes! With New ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ Laundry Detergent, every time you do laundry, you can bask in one of three fragrant scents inspired by America’s National Parks:

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STEP 2 – SORT, ASSESS, MAKE A (SMALL) MESS

Time to organize! Weed out what you no longer wear and make room for the items you still do.

  • Empty your closets and drawers of all clothing.
  • Create a pile of items you either wear often or that have sentimental value.
  • From your “keep” pile, set aside the items that are not season-appropriate or have sentimental value. You can fold and store these items where you have space: in another room, a storage unit, or in your attic.1

STEP 3 – BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

It may be hard to part with some of those items that you keep thinking you’ll wear “one day,” but it will be worth it!

  • Donate or give away items that you’ve neglected to wear for more than a year. (This excludes articles of clothing with special significance.) All they’re doing is taking up valuable real estate. Plus, it’s good to donate!
  • We do it, too. You hang on to clothes that are too small in the hopes that you’ll soon fit into them. Resist the temptation and give these articles away instead. Closet space should be used for clothes you actually wear!
  • Is it hanging on by a thread – literally? Threadbare or worn items or clothing with moth holes should be tossed.1

STEP 4 – CLEAN THOSE COBWEBS

When was the last time you vacuumed or dusted your closet surfaces? Now is your chance. Clean the inside of your drawers and closet by applying ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda to a damp sponge and rubbing lightly. Then, simply rinse the sponge, wipe the area clean and dry it with a cloth. Vacuum or sweep as necessary.1

STEP 5 – GET ORGANIZED

The next step is to organize your closet into sections, for example, by color or by function (work clothes, formal, etc.). If the system works for you, go with it! Conserve space by hanging up as much clothing as possible1 Here are some additional helpful hints:

  • Recycle dry cleaning hangers or return them to the dry cleaner.2
  • Make a clear separation between your sections of clothing by using different colored hangers.1
  • Use the space in your closet efficiently! Place remaining items in plastic bins in your closet below hung items.1

STEP 6 – USE OVERHEAD SPACE OPTIMALLY

Make the most of your top shelves by using them to store bulky items.1 To keep the stacks looking neat, pile clothing of similar weight together.3 Finally, make sure you can see into all of these out-of-the-way corners by installing lighting in your closet. It makes such a difference! Use battery operated lighting or LED lights.4

Your home and closet should be your ultimate Zen space, not your ultimate headache. This means keeping it organized so that you can find clothes when you need them. With these tips and ARM & HAMMER™ Clean Scentsations™ Laundry Detergent, your closet will be like a breath of fresh air!

Works Cited

1 “How to Organize Your Closet.” wikiHow. wikiHow.com, n.d. Web. 13 December 2013.

2 Leeds, Regina. “Sweater Closet Storage 101 – Organization Tips.” Closet Factory. ClosetFactory.com, n.d. Web. 18 December 2013.

3 Kraut, Carolyn. “Think There’s No More Room In Your Closet?” Hands of Time. 30 March 2012. Web. 17 December 2013.

4 Gibson, Ronique. “10 Tips for Lighting Your Storage & Closets.” Freshome Design & Architecture. Freshome – Interior Design & Architecture Magazine, n.d. Web. 18 December 2013.






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