How to Organize Your Closet When Switching Out Summer for Fall

organized-closetWhether you love or hate winter, switching out your seasonal clothing is smart. Even if you’re the rare person who has plenty of closet space, good clothing organization, and moving forward, just keeping the clothes you’ll need for the coming season will make your life easier. A seasonal review of your clothing also allows you to check what needs to be repaired or replaced.

What is Seasonal Clothing?

“Seasonal clothing” refers to garments appropriate for a specific sort of weather, though they can also be used when in certain climates. For example, long-sleeved tops and heavier clothing made of wool, flannel, etc., are seasonal clothing for winter. Tank tops, short-sleeved shirts, and clothing made of cotton, linen, and other thin, breathable fabrics are seasonal clothing for summer. Items you can wear all year round, such as layering pieces like light sweaters, are often referred to as “all season clothing.”

How Do I Transition My Closet from Spring to Winter?

Winter clothes tend to be bulky, making them difficult to store, in or out of season. Luckily a few steps can make your winter clothing organization easy.

  1. Remove all clothing from the closet.
  2. Check clothing and address any that need repair, replacement, or stain removal.
  3. Clean clothing – storing stained clothes can attract insects.
  4. Vacuum and dust the closet before returning clothing.
  5. Sort clothing and separate summer clothing to be stored.
  6. Fold clothing, preferably using a compact approach like a military or Army roll or the KonMari Folding Method.
  7. Put the off-season clothing into storage.
  8. Place in-season clothing in the closet, bureau, etc.
  9. Sweaters, hoodies, and other bulky tops fit best on shelves, sweater boxes, and the like instead of in drawers.

If you do notice items that need replacing, you might be able to grab end-of-season sales. That can set you up for next season and save money.

How Should I Organize My Winter Clothes?

First, follow the steps above to switch your clothing from summer to winter. You can also determine what pieces of clothing might need to be replaced.

  • Cubbies, storage cubes, bins, shelves, clear zippered bags, and so forth allow bulky items like sweaters to be organized and stored neatly without taking up valuable drawer space. It’s also essential to store knits folded and not on hangers, so they retain their shape.
  • Hooks often work best for storing frequently worn winter clothes like scarves, mittens/gloves, and hats. That can be incredibly convenient in a mudroom or a coat closet. If you have the space, bins or cubbies near the door can also work well.
  • After that, follow the basic rules for organizing clothing. For example, store clothing on hangers either by color, length, or type, casual to formal. Keep items you wear the most front and center to save time.

Regardless, switching out your seasonal clothing makes daily dressing easier, saves time and space. It’s a twice-a-year chore that is well worth the time.

Box&Co Makes Seasonal Storage Easy

When you’re ready to store summer clothing, Box&Co can make things incredibly easy for you. All you have to do is ask for gstorage containers, and we’ll deliver our sturdy, eco-friendly boxes. Then, you pack your items, and when you’re ready, we’ll pick your stuff up and store it. We’ll return your items when they’re needed, and you can keep track of your stored items online. To learn more or to get started, contact our storage experts today.

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