As the cold weather comes to a close, and with summer rapidly approaching, it's time to reorganize our closets and do a bit of spring cleaning. Time to switch out the wool and fleece for the cotton and linen; put away the boots and bring out the flip flops. Here are a few tips to help you organize your closet as you make the transition from winter to summer.
- If you don't wear it, don't hoard it
- The rule of thumb is if you haven't worn it in 2 years, it's time to go. However, don't limit yourself to the Two Year rule, if you find something that no longer fits or no longer matches your current style, it's time to part ways. Make two piles as you clean out your winter clothes: one pile for storage and the other for things you're getting rid of.
- Donate your discard pile
- Make someone else's life a bit easier and donate those clothes you're getting rid of to a worthy cause, and start your summer on a positive note.
- Organize your closet
- This step can be completed and expanded upon in many
As you clear out your winter clothes and accessories, take a minute to step back and look at the problem areas, as well as the potential for improvement. What's missing from your closet from an organizational standpoint? Were all those winter shoes on the floor of your closet in a pile? Maybe it's time to get a shoe rack to maximize your space.
Were things crammed on a single shelf or in the hard to reach corner on your hang bar? Are your ties, belts, and bags easily accessible?
You should consider putting in some drawers, shelves, tie/belt racks, and/or hang bars to organize and declutter in a logical and cohesive way.
- This step can be completed and expanded upon in many different ways.
- Make life a little easier
- As you begin to hang up your summer clothes, consider putting all of them facing the same direction - when you wear an article of clothing, hang it up facing the other way. This will help you see what you really wear, and come fall, the process of reorganizing your closet will be that much easier.