Organizing Your Closet for the Change of Seasons

The change of seasons is a great time to reorganize your closet. Having your clothes organized makes getting ready in the mornings a snap and saves you time and frustration! Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Assess What Stays and What Goes: Check your wardrobe for stained or worn items, and anything that is seriously out of fashion. Also, if you have not worn an item within two years, it is likely you will never wear it and it should be discarded. Be sure to donate any useable items to the Goodwill or other local charity.

2. Store Seasonable Items. Store all summer dresses, linen pants, swimsuits, etc. on the top shelves of your closet. If you don’t have room to do this, you can store your clothing in bins and stack them in another room, or even the garage. There are also storage bins that are created to go under your bed, which is a great use of space!

3. Arrange Items by Type. For ease in finding items, keep all shirts, pants and sweaters grouped together. The same holds true for accessories. Keep all scarves, handbags and shoes in grouped in the same place.

4. Use Racks or Hooks. There are a lot of tools out there that can really make your life easier! Use racks to organize your hats and purses for instance. Hooks can be used to hang your scarves, and tie racks can keep ties all together and wrinkle free.

5. Separate Winter Shoes. Use bins or racks to separate all of your cold weather shoes and rain boots from your dress shoes. It’s a great idea to keep your winter rain boots in a bin by your front door for easy access.

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