Try as you might to hang on to summer, soon you’ll have to throw a sweater on over your shirt to stay warm. Hopefully you’ll still be able to find all the sweaters and boots that you packed away last spring. Tailored Living has some suggestions that will help you get your closet organized for the upcoming autumn season, and will also help ensure that when it comes time to dig out those shorts and bathing suits again in time for next summer, you’ll know exactly where to look.
* Pack summer clothes into water-resistant containers/boxes. Since you probably don’t have the luxury of a different closet for every season, make more room in the one you do have by storing summer clothing for the fall/winter season. Tailored Living suggests heavy-duty plastic tote boxes/bins with lids that clamp or snap down. This will keep bugs and moths out, and water too, just in case of an accidental leak or flood.
* Label your boxes. You can print labels from your home computer/printer, or just write them by hand (no need to get fancy). This way you’ll know what’s inside without having to open the box. This will be especially handy if you have many boxes/bins that are the same, or you have to store your bins on a high shelf.
* Take this opportunity to get rid of clothing you no longer need/wear. Pack up items and donate them to a local charity if they’re still in good condition.
* Organize clothing by type. Hang shirts together in one section, pants/skirts in another. This will cut down on the time it takes to hunt for a particular article of clothing.
* Give your closet a cleaning. You probably don’t vacuum your closet floor regularly, especially if it is covered with shoes and other things. Take a few minutes to pull out items on the closet floor and sweep or vacuum.
* Don’t forget your kids’ closets! The same suggestions apply to their closets as to your own. But one additional thing you should think about when organizing your child’s closet is the growth factor. Kids grow from year to year and can even experience significant growth with the passage of a single season. So while you are transitioning them from their summer wardrobe to their Fall one, make sure they haven’t outgrown their clothing from last year. Pull out anything that no longer fits and add it to your “donate” pile.
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