Closets are within reach in millions of homes; however, many of these spaces tend to become a clutter of chaos, clutter and frustration, especially when trying to cram two or three seasons of clothing into one small area . Who doesn't want to have a neat and stylish wardrobe? Now that we're kicking off the new year, let's find a way to cut things down and create a neat, stylish wardrobe.
Try the following steps to organize your autumn and winter clothes and accessories.
Step 1: Prepare
Before you start, nail down your style and make sure everything from your winter coat to your boots is washed and dried, no one wants to open their closet to find moldy laundry before next winter. And pulling out everything from your closet, reviewing each item to decide if you want to keep it, donate it or throw it away.
Step 2: Review
You can never be well organized if you have too many things, or if you don't have a large enough storage space. When it comes time to stock up on winter clothing, you want to make sure you only stock up on the clothes you really need next year. Don't keep winter clothing that's past its expiration date or isn't suitable for you. This is especially important if you have a growing child. Because the clothes they wear this year may be smaller next year. Check the size of their winter shoes and winter coats to make sure they will fit next year.
Step 2: Review
Review all the clothes in front of you and separate out what you really wear, what you need, what fits right now, and keep only what you like. If you're hesitant about an item, ask yourself when was the last time you wore it. If it's a special occasion item, keep it. If it's been a year, it probably isn't worth the space in your drawer or closet. Donate or throw away any clothes that won't fit next year or that you haven't worn in a year so you don't waste another spot for too long.
Step 3: Sorting and hanging
Avoid overstuffing your closet as much as possible, it will only make it harder to find things. Vacuum-seal bags can help compress your winter clothes, protecting them from dust, insects, and moisture. However, be aware of what can and cannot go in the storage bag. For example, coats are bulky, so you might be tempted to vacuum seal all of them. While this is fine for some coats, other coat materials don't recover well from vacuum-sealed bags. So when you're thinking about what to put in an airtight bag, check the fabric and material of your items.
Sweaters can be stored in sweater boxes, clear zipper bags, bins, boxes with lids, baskets, use shelf dividers at the top of your wardrobe or use hanging sweater storage. Shoe and boot boxes with lids for flats, heels, boot shafts and boots. Many reachable wardrobes have only one light above them, making it difficult to see clothes stored on the sides or hanging below. Consider adding small, battery-operated lights that can brighten your clothes as the days get shorter. Plus, a labeled plastic storage bin is perfect for organizing your winter clothes so you know where to find what when the cold weather returns.
Follow these few simple rules, and the good feeling of a clean, organized space can last forever. Not only will this help you save space, but it will also extend the life of your winter clothing so it can be used for many years to come. You can also set up a donation box for your closet. When it's full, drop it off at the donation point closest to you.