The weather is starting to change at the sunnier days and warmer temperatures usher in a change of clothing styles too.
Time for the heavy sweaters and wool skirts to be put away. Spring cleaning is for more than just cleaning your windows. This spring take some time to organize and clean out your closet so you it’ll be nice, clean, and organized for the warmer weather.
Are you struggling for space in your closets? Instead of having cramming your closet full of a year’s worth of clothing have just the current season’s apparel in there and consider storing everything else.
Places you can store off season clothing
- Suitcases in the closet
- Suitcases or boxes under the bed
- Very well packaged in the garage
- Spare closet in the home (who has those?)
Take inventory of your clothing items that can be worn year round and the ones which you know you won’t be wearing again until the leaves start to turn and pack these away. For storage rubber storage bins are convenient, sturdy, and long-lasting, and perfect for this. Label your bins with the type of clothing you are storing inside, whose clothes they are, and when the bin should be brought out of storage (e.g. sleeveless tops, mom, spring/summer).
A tip for storing clothes for younger children is to include the age range and sizes of the clothing on the outside of the container. I’ve done this for all our daughter’s clothes as she grows. This is very convenient as your family grows and you need to pull some clothes for a younger sibling or if you want to pass some clothes to someone else. You’ll know right where to go.
Organize your clothing in your closet by kind and by color. Skirts together. Tops together. Pants together and so forth. And then put like colors together for a pretty rainbow, easy to find matching pieces effect.
Also if you share a closet you should each have your own half or section of the closet. This will make it easy to put together outfits.
More Closet Organizing Tips
Take stock of the hangers in your closet and see if it’s time for some new ones. Your clothes will thank you for nice new hangers.
Use shelf dividers on the top shelf of your closet. They can really help you organize things neatly and keep your closet in order. When I had wire shelving I used these dividers made specifically for wire shelves with good success. My current home has wood shelves and I haven’t settled on a good shelf for wood divider yet but these cedar ones are looking quite nice.
If you have a closet big enough to hold your entire wardrobe consider rotating your clothes instead. Just as you would put the food you should eat first at the front of your cupboards or in the fridge, bring the outfits you will wear to the front of your closet. You can get dry cleaning bags or use garbage bags to cover your out of season clothes so they will stay clean and fresh until you are ready to wear them again.
Closet Shelf Organizing Tools
Shop these closet organizers for the shelving in your closet. Maximize the space above your head and make sure your folded sweaters and purses don’t fall in a heap on the floor. These are also great in the linen closet
As far as clothing storage containers store clothing in plastic bins to protect them from mice and vermin. Such as this Sterilite 30-Quart Ultra Latch Box 6-Pack