Make Some Room for Your Wintery Clothes
A change of season gives you the perfect opportunity to freshen up your wardrobe for the new weather approaching. Begin by making a list of the items you think you’ll need, what you can get remove and how you want to organise your closet – the best plans always start with a written list. Try to keep the pen away from your clothing, though, as you don’t want to mark them before you even get going. If that does happen, don’t worry! If you need to learn how to remove ink stains from clothes just click here. With that said, let’s look at how to de-clutter your closet and make room for your winter clothes.
Clear out your closet
The first step is to give yourself room to sort your clothes. Make some floor space, take everything out of your closet and put it on the floor. By doing so you won’t need to fit your wintery clothes around your summer clothes, and you can see exactly what you have and what needs swapping out.
Pile it up
Walk round the house and pick up all of your clothing, footwear and accessories that you’ve stored away. Now that you’ve got a huge pile (or piles) of clothing, you’re ready to start sorting!
Categorise your piles
Now comes the hard work part. Create piles of clothing that could go into the following categories:
- Winter clothing: raincoats, knitwear, boots, tops for layering etc.
- Summer clothing: bikinis, summery dresses, tiny shorts etc.
- Crossover clothing: anything that you think you can use season to season, or just want to have close to hand if needed
From these piles you can start to prioritise the pieces you definitely want in your wardrobe for winter and what you can store away for spring and summer.
Narrow it down
Now the fun part. Firstly, flick through the clothes that could work for winter and make further piles of ‘yes’, ‘no’ and ‘maybe’. The ‘yeses’ you can put to one side as they’re definitely going in. Next, try on everything in the ‘maybe’ pile and remove the items that you’re not sure about. You need to be ruthless, as de-cluttering your wardrobe for a new season requires a selective approach and plenty of streamlining.
You’ve got your winter collection, so now you can start loading your closet. The best way is to keep similar items close together i.e. a selection of jackets, that way they’re easy to find. With the remaining piles do a final sort to see what you could give away and what needs stashing away for the next change of season.
Setting up a new season wardrobe is great fun, and if you’ve got a plan it’s easy to do. As long as you think about what you’ll need, give yourself space to work in and prioritise your favourite pieces, you’ll be ready for winter in no time.