Closet Season Swap time!
I have a box filled with my summer clothes and a huge drawer that I hardly open throughout the year filled with summer clothes as well. Every spring/summer, I switch the Winter clothes out. I seem to do it pretty late compared to other people just because where I live, the weather is unpredictable; It could be 90 degrees and sunny one day and the next week it drops down and the high is only 65 degrees and cloudy. You see my predicament?
I think mid-May is the perfect time to switch everything out. This is the time when I can still layer my clothes up if it’s a bit chilly. I can still wear a light sweater with a pair of shorts and it’s fine. I do tend to get colder than most people even in the summer. Let’s do this thang.
Here is how I reorganize my closet and drawer space:
Step 1. Basically empty everything out (closets, drawers, anywhere you keep clothes) so it looks like a tornado has passed through your room.
Step 2. Make piles of things you want to keep and fold it nicely (because later we will put those back in what will now be known as the Winter Box.)
Step 3. Every item of clothing you definitely know you don’t want, doesn’t fit, or have not worn at all in the past 1-3 seasons goes in the trash or donate pile. (Only put well kept items in the donate pile, the clothes that may have rips or holes in it go with the rest of the trash pile.)
Step 4. Now is the time to break out the Summer Box and empty its contents.
Step 5. You may now put all your Winter stuff from Step 2 and place it neatly into the box. Say goodbye to your chunky sweaters and cozy scarves.
Step 6. Now that the Winter clothes are gone, organize the Summer clothes into your closet and drawers.
Remember you don’t have to throw everything out. You can keep sentimental items, too. I know I do! Be honest with yourself of what you think you can let go of or have absolutely no need for now or in the future.
There is no right or wrong way to organize your closet space. I simply took out chunky sweater dresses and replaced them with my favorite summer dresses. Then, I arranged them from the cut and style of the dress and put the more formal ones towards the back and the casual ones towards the front, just because I know I’ll use those more for everyday wear.
I hope this post encourages you to clean out your closet and organize it so you can clearly see all the clothes you have. What’s the use of so many clothes if you never wear them?
Let me know your tips on how to organize your wardrobe during the season swap!