The Cupboard Cleaning Nightmare


We’ve all been through this, if you haven’t you may have a hoarding problem!  😉 cupboards can be scary things if they aren’t sorted,  trying to Find a pair of shoes or your favourite jacket can become a 15 minute swearing and ranting episode as you chuck things over your shoulders. 

Being the creative person I am(always my excuse) means I’m not all that neat but believe it or not,  I like things organised, clean and in there place buuuut for some reason just can’t keep it that way for long, so my cupboard sorting needs to happen atleast monthly! 

Reason I was inspired to write about my closet sorting was,  well because I’m starring at it,  about to get cracking, so I’m thinking about what my best strategies to cleaning a cupboard is.

So here goes. My ten tips to sorting your cupboard

1- start by taking everything that is unorganised out, and anything off the hangers that you’d rather have folded

2- Fold your clothes in categorised heaps eg. Gym tops, gym pants, casual tops, leggings, shorts, sleepwear.  Hang up other things like your pants, summer dresses, jackets,  work tops and blazers,  also hang up other items the crease easily

3- Don’t be afraid to chuck away things. We all have those items we don’t really hate, but don’t love, and sometimes we put it on for a brief 5 seconds then change our minds about wearing it. Those items are called space wasters!!! My motto is, if I haven’t worn it once in the last 6months it’s time to get rid of it so I can make place for something new I’d wear more often!  Obviously this excludes things like evening wear that you only wear to weddings and other special occasions

4- Pack away your winter clothes if it’s summer and visa versa.  if your not going to use that clothing for the next 6 months why have it in the way, making your cupboard feel more cluttered

5- Make use of plastic draws in your cupboard. I use mine for shoes so they don’t end up in one huge messy pile. It can also be great for extra place for clothes so not everything is squashed together in your shelves

6- Use small separate plastic containers for things like socks, underwear, and swimwear to keep them neat and in one place

7- Colour coordinate – to be frank this is not something I do but think it could be useful to many.  So keep all the same colours together in there different categories,  so if you wearing navy pants and looking for a white top, you’ll have all the options together

8- Have the clothes you use more frequently like your work clothes in the front of your closet so it’s easy to get to when your having a rushed morning. I’ve also heard of putting a few outfits already worked out on a hanger together for days when you need an outfit in a hurry

9- As hard as it is(especially for me) try fold or hang your clothes up after you’ve taken in out and then decided against it, this will help keep your closet cleaner for longer

10- Sort your cupboard out regularly,  if you’re a little more tidy in comparison to me,  it will be a once a season thing,  for the rest of us. Do it as regularly as need be. It might feel like a nightmare at first but once it’s done you’ll feel so much more excited to open it up the next day and pick an outfit hassle free

Hope those 10 tips help you in someway

Happy cupboard sorting


Rambling little Miss sunshine ☀