I always feel that when it’s time to move the clocks forward for daylight savings, the universe, or at least Congress, is giving me permission to put away the drab blacks and grays of winter in exchange for the bright colors that celebrate spring’s eminent arrival. Finally! Miss Manners may think it’s a bit premature to pull out the white pants, but how could she argue with that bright melon color that’s showing up everywhere?
Now it’s time to reorganize your closet and be ready for the bright sun and warmer temperatures. Here are a few tips to help make that daunting task a little more reasonable.
1. As you take out the bulky winter clothes, sort them into four piles:
Keep, Mend, Donate & Throw away. Immediately take the Donate and Trash piles to their respective places and your Mend pile either to your sewing table if you’re a do-it-yourselfer or to the tailor if you’re not.
2. While you’re switching out your wardrobe, take the time to put all of your spring clothes on matching hangers. You will be amazed at how much more organized your closet will feel by taking this simple step.
3. Use a labeling machine and make tags for boxes that you can’t see through so you don’t have to open each box when you’re looking for a specific item.
4. If you store your shoes in boxes, take a picture of them and tape it to the outside of the box so you know exactly what’s in each box.
5. Donate the “skinny jeans” you’ve been holding on to for way too many seasons. When – I’m being positive here – we do get back into the size we want, the style will most likely be outdated. Instead, treat yourself to a new, special pair as a reward for the weight loss.
6. When you return your clothes to the closet, put your favorites and most worn items at the front so they’re easiest to reach. Turn the hangers around so the open part of the hook faces you instead of the closet wall. Once you’ve worn each item, turn the hanger back around; in the fall when it’s time to switch out your wardrobe again, you’ll know which items you haven’t worn all season and can put them in the donate or throw away pile.
7. Even though the daytime is great for short sleeves, the temperature drops fast once the sun goes down, and we still need sweaters or other layering items. Don’t forget to keep some of those close at hand.
Now that you’re closet is ready for spring sit back and relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine and a huge sense of accomplishment knowing that you’ve just saved yourself valuable time in getting ready each morning.
About the Author
Debbie moved with her family to the Denver area in 2009. She has over 18 years in the home improvement industry. As a former business owner, her strong commitment to the highest customer service makes her a perfect fit for the Closet Factory family.
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