It may still be a bit chilly outside but spring is just around the corner, and you can get a great start on the season by preparing your closet for the soon-to-arrive warm weather.
Pack the Winter Clothes
If you don’t have a year-round closet, start by packing the heavy-duty winter jackets, snow boots, and other winter clothing items. Remove these items from your closet and wash everything before putting it away. Dirt and stains allowed to set during storage time can be difficult or even impossible to remove when you unpack the items in autumn.
Invest in plastic storage bins if you don’t have suitcases for all your clothes. Plastic bins are easy to stack and can be labeled so you can find needed items at a glance. As an added benefit, plastic bins are insect-proof and will keep pests from getting into your belongings while in storage.
Get Rid of Items You Don’t Need
Do you have winter items you didn’t use this season? If so, discard them, sell them (if they’re in good condition), or give them to someone you know will use them. You’ll be cutting down on storage space and making less work for yourself at the same time.
Unpack Your Spring and Summer Clothes
If you didn’t go through your spring and summer clothes before packing them, now is the time to do so. Once again, get rid of anything that you know you won’t use. Items that are stained, broken, the wrong size, or no longer suit your style should be discarded to make room for necessary items.
Assess Your Storage Space
Don’t immediately fill up your closet after packing up your winter clothes and unpacking your spring/summer wardrobe. Take some time to assess your closet and decide where each item will be kept. If you don’t have enough storage space, consider having a professional service such as Closet & Storage Concepts build customized shelving, drawers, a wall safe, or even a new walk-in closet so you can store items with ease. As an added benefit, additional closet space can add value to your home if you intend to sell it in the future.
It takes a bit of time and effort to prepare your closet for spring, but the time spent is well worth it. With a bit of forethought and organization, you can enjoy a spacious, organized, tidy closet throughout the spring and summer. What’s more, you’ll be prepared to switch around your closet quickly and easily when the cool weather returns later in the year.
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