The cooler temperatures are here and that means it’s time to get organized for winter. The chances of having warmer days are starting to diminish so it’s finally time to put away your summer clothes. Flipping your closet over and packing up your clothes can be a daunting task to tackle.
We are here to help. This step by step method will make it easier to get re-organized for the new season. All you have to do is take it one step at a time.
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Step 1: Purge, Clean and take Inventory:
I know, that sounds like a lot more than one step. It really isn’t though.
To start off, you want to make sure all your clothes are nice and clean. You don’t want to store or donate dirty clothes.
Once everything is fresh, you need to sort through your spring, summer, and fall items and decide what you want to keep, toss, or donate. The most important part of this process is looking at every item of clothing objectively and making sure you aren’t holding on to anything you won’t use. Need some extra guidance? Our closet cleaning guide will give you six questions to use to assess each piece of clothing you have.
Once, you have sorted through everything, make sure to take inventory of what you have and what you are going to need to purchase for next year. Pack that list with everything you pack away into storage, that way when you take everything out next season, you’ll know exactly what you have to go to the store and get.
Make sure you are storing your clothes in dry, dark, and clean spaces. Plastic storage bins that fit on your closet shelves or underneath your bed are perfect solutions for hideaway storage if you don’t have access to a storage closet, basement, or attic.
Step 2: Purge, Clean and take inventory:
Why are you cleaning and purging all over again? This time around, you are going to do it to your winter clothes. Nothing gets into the closet until it passes the same assessment you gave your other clothes. This will help you cut down on clutter before you have to deal with it in your closet all season long. Make sure to get rid of anything you don’t think will make it through the season. Now is the time to get what you need before you are left during the first snow without any gloves.
Step 3: Fill up your Closet:
Once you have done the dirty work, all you have to do is fill up your closet with what you will need for winter. If you are tight on closet space, folding sweaters is a great alternative to hanging them. Just make sure to fold them properly so they don’t get wrinkled or curled up in a ball.
That’s all you need to get yourself organized for winter! So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
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