Closet Cleaning Recap

Since last week was National Clutter Awareness Week and National Clean Your Closet Week it was great to focus on cleaning out our closets. This was also the beginning of what we are calling Operation Spring Cleaning and Decluttering. That is going to continue this week as we transition into National Cleaning Week (there is a week for everything!).

Over the past week, we tackled our main closet, kids’ closets, the linen closet, and the coat closet. I’m sure that you have other closets in your house that also need attention. The good news is that the principles we used to do these closets can be applied to almost any other:

  • Empty
  • Sort and purge
  • Thoroughly clean the area
  • Put everything back
  • Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

If you want to take a look back at the posts from this past week, here are the links.

Decluttering Coats and the Coat Closet

Cleaning and Decluttering the Linen Closet

Declutter and Spring Clean Kids’ Closets

National Clutter Awareness Week and National Clean Your Closet Week

Operation Spring Cleaning and Decluttering

I hope that you found this to be a great start to our Operation Spring Cleaning and Decluttering Mission. As we continue on that mission we are going to continue to post content that will make these normal household challenges a little easier.

Don’t forget, don’t let the process overwhelm you, and you don’t have to get it all done at one time, and it doesn’t have to look like it’s ready for Pinterest either. This is about organizing your space in a way that works for you. Work at a pace you feel comfortable with. You can also get some support and encouragement, over on Facebook in the Organized Priorities Collective. This is a private Facebook group where you can get accountability, share your progress, and even ask questions. And, don’t forget to follow along on this blog, or social media for lots of tips to help you along the way.

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Jenn is the owner of Organized Priorities, a Colorado-based company specializing in Organization, Productivity, and Operations. As an organization and productivity professional, Jenn specializes in individual and team productivity coaching as well as organization for both individuals and small businesses. She is also the author of The Organized Priorities Blog (, an organization and lifestyle blog that focuses on making life more organized, more productive, and a little easier. For helpful tips on everything from weekly planning to home organization, and daily celebrations to words of encouragement you can follow @organizedpriorities on Instagram.