As excited as we are for spring, there is always a bit of dread that accompanies it. Why? It’s time to swap out our fall/winter fashion for spring/summer looks and there is always cleaning and purging involved with this transition.
Over the years we’ve established some solid tips to get our winter to spring closets in order. Here are our suggestions:
- We ask ourselves the following questions: Did we wear it? Will we shed xx lbs over the summer to fit into it again? Will it be on trend next season? If we answer “no” to any of these questions, we decide to either donate it or trash it.
- When storing winter weight pants, we’ve found that multi-armed hangers work the best because they take up less space and when it’s time to pull them back out, it’s easier to move them from winter storage to your winter closet.
- With sweaters, we store them in extra long containers, along with a cedar plank. We each have separate containers. We have a rule that helps us edit: If it does not fit in our container, then it is either donated or sent to the trash.
- Winter scarves and gloves are folded and placed in a container as well.
- Winter coats, blazers, and jackets are swapped out for our spring/summer looks.
- Winter boots are tough because we don’t keep the original boxes that they are sold in. We organize these in our basement storage closet on the top shelf. The heel goes to the back of the wall so that we can tell what the front of the boots look like.
Now that we’ve removed our winter clothes, here’s how we create order and organize our spring closet:
- We keep all of our polos, short sleeved shirts, and light-weight jackets in one closet.
- We fold our shorts and store on shelves in the same closet. This allows us to dress ourselves with ease for summer outings.
- All of our dress shirts come back from the cleaners folded and we organize these on shelves by color. Trousers are organized by color and by the occasion (casual or work).
- We love packets of lavender sachet tucked into our drawers and between folded items stored on shelves. This helps keep our closets and garments smelling fresh and clean.
We’ve also utilized some closet organization tips and tricks from Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, and HGTV.
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