Summer is in full swing, but you still have those thick sweaters hanging around in your closet. They get in the way, make your closet feel fuller and make it hard to find the lightweight top you’re looking for. So, why not move them out? Doing a seasonal clothing rotation or switch-out is a great way to maximize your closet’s potential without getting rid of things you really like. Here are a few tips from Closet & Storage Concepts of Boston on how to add a switch-out to your seasonal routine.
- Pare Down.
As you go, it’s a good idea to figure out what items you haven’t worn in the last year or so. Donate or give away these items. There’s no point in putting them away for a whole season if you never wore them while they were in your closet. Plus, the less you have to store, the less time the whole process will take.
- Use Clear Containers.
Inevitably there will come a moment in the next six months when you think of a single sweater or hat that you need for a camping trip or a chilly evening. By putting your seasonal clothes in clear bins, it’s easier to find a specific item when you need it. Plus, these types of containers do a better job protecting clothes from bugs than cardboard.
- Keep Everything Accessible.
It’s more convenient and easier to put clothes away if they are going to be put somewhere that’s easy to get to. In some cases, storage is so limited that the extent of seasonal clothing switches is putting winter clothes to the back of the closet. There’s nothing wrong with this approach! Work with what you have. Having the clothes closer at hand will make the next switch easier.
- One Thing at a Time.
If you start this process without having a structure in mind, it can be a bit overwhelming. Do one drawer of your dresser at a time. Work on one half of the closet, then the other. Separate out accessories and shoes one at a time. By piecing things out like this it makes the whole process more manageable.
Closet & Storage Concepts of New England specializes in custom closet systems and other home furniture products. We have been serving the Boston-metro area for over 15 years. Stop by our showroom or give us a call to get started on your project!
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