Warmer weather is here, and the new season has inspired you to do some Spring cleaning throughout your entire home. Of course, you want to wash all of your windows and sweep out the garage. But, don’t forget to pay attention to organizing and de-cluttering your closet as well. After all, it’s time to switch out your sweaters, boots and scarves for shorts, t-shirts and sandals. Need some help? Here are a few closet organization tips to help you effectively spruce up your closet!
1. Store Out-of-Season Pieces
Bulky sweaters and jackets can take up a large amount of real estate in your closet, and you likely won’t need them during the warmer seasons. Free up some space by removing these items and storing them elsewhere. Fold them up and store them in plastic bins under your bed, or in boxes in your storage unit or basement.
Keep in mind that you may want to keep a few pieces of warm apparel within easy reach for those occasional cool summer days or a trip to a cooler climate. You want these items out of the way, but not impossible to access.
2. Try Things On
Switching out your wardrobe is a great time for you to see what fits and what doesn’t. As you’re swapping things out of the closet, make sure to try on everything in question from both your winter and summer wardrobe.
Start by removing all of the winter items from your closet. If you come across items that have a questionable fit, place them in a separate pile. Before packing things up to be stored away, try on those items in order to determine if they should be stored or donated. Use this same process when filling your closet with your summer pieces. Set aside anything that you aren’t sure about, and then try those things on before placing them in your closet.
Trying pieces on takes some extra time. But, it ensures that everything in your wardrobe fits well and makes you feel great!
3. Evaluate What You Wear
Of course, just because something fits, doesn’t mean you’ll actually wear it. So, now is also a great time to evaluate how much use you get out of each particular item. If you can’t remember wearing a specific piece in the last year or so, it’s probably time for you to say goodbye.
Want a great trick for keeping track of what you wear and what you don’t? When re-filling your closet for the new season, hang all of the hangers backwards, so that the end of the hook is facing towards you. Then, after you wear an item and return it to the closet, turn the hanger the right way. This is a great visual for helping you see what you’re frequently wearing, as well as what you’re hardly touching. So, when it comes time to replace your summer wardrobe with your winter one, you’ll know what you can easily part with.
Swapping out your seasonal wardrobe is a great time to clear out some of your closet clutter. Keep these simple tips in mind for a closet that is streamlined, organized and season appropriate!
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