How to Clean Out a Closet

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Cleaning out a closet is made easier by labeling what items go in what closet like a utility closet or coat closet. Keep closets clean and functional with tips from a professional house cleaner and organizer in this free video on housekeeping. View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hey! I'm Ann Myrick, and today we're going to talk about cleaning out the closet. This is a foyer closet, but this closet looks like every other closet in my house. You want clothes, you want it organized, you want just what needs to be in there, but then all of a sudden, filters, all types of things get crammed into a closet. So what we want to do is designate, whatever closet it is, we want to designate and make it organized for what that closet is going to be. If it's a utility closet, then you want to just put your items for cleaning in that closet. If it is a clothes closet, then you really want to designate clothes in the closet. If it's a coat closet, you want to designate that as a coat closet. So, foyer, this is a coat closet, so what we want to do is take the filter, take anything out that we wouldn't use for coats, cold weather, hot weather. We have umbrellas, those are fine to keep in here. We have a pool bag, that's great to keep in here because that's weather, hot weather. You need that. But things like filters and lamp shades, you don't need. So, first of all, on the clothes. Are there clothes in here that we have not cleaned out in a long time and can go to Goodwill? So we want to clean out the closet and designate several bags: a trash bag-- if it's just trash and we can get rid of it, that's one thing we do. If it is clothes that we haven't worn in 2 or 3 years, or we've outgrown, then you want to put that in a bag and send it to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. If it's clothes that need to go upstairs, then we need to take them and take them upstairs. So we want to organize this and clean this out and then anything that really doesn't need to be on the floor, we need to put in those designated rooms where it belongs. This is Ann Myrick, and this is how to clean out your closet.