Prep for Fall, Get Your Closet Organized!
The first hints of fall are in the air bringing thoughts of warm sweaters, hot apple cider, and evenings spent by the fireside. There’s a lot to do to prepare for fall. Kids are going back to school and it’s time to roll out a professional and casual wardrobe for yourself that’s suited for layering and warmth. This means it’s time to whip your closets into shape for a new season.
These closet organization tips will help get you get organized for the fall season.
Sort and declutter
Pull everything out of the closet. Every last article of clothing, accessory, shoe…you name it. Everything needs to come out. Once the closet is empty, begin by creating three piles:
Keep, trash and donate
Be honest in your assessment. Don’t hold on to items you haven’t worn in five years because they have sentimental value. You should get rid of items you haven’t worn at least once in the past year or that no longer fit. Most importantly of all, get rid of any articles of clothing that make you feel bad about yourself when you wear them. These things simply rob you of positive energy and occupy valuable closet real estate.
Also eliminate items that need repairs you never have the time to make. Clothing with stains or tears and are no longer in shape to be worn in public, should go in the trash pile.
Things that are still in good shape and may provide value to someone else, should go into the donate pile. This keeps them out of landfills – good for the planet – and gives them a second chance to be enjoyed by someone else. We have recently partnered up with some great community organizations where you can donate these items of clothing.
Sort like clothing items together
Another idea is to sort clothing by category. Looking at one big pile could become overwhelming and decrease the motivation to start the declutter process. If you separate pants, shirts, sweaters, etc. you might realize that you have way too much of something or need more of another. This will help you plan for future purchases and make sure your budget is utilized effectively, only buying what you truly need rather than those you have too much of already.
Any summer clothing you decide to keep in the end should be washed one more time before putting away for the season. You do not want any left-over stains or skin oils setting which may cause damage to your clothes in the long run. Now that you have everything organized and decluttered, the next step is to find the most efficient way to store them.
How does a system for closet organization help?
Custom closet design can be a great next step in organizing your closet and your life. A high-quality custom closet design system allows you to sort clothes according to season, occasion, or any other method you choose. Don’t let the “custom” in the name stop you. Custom closet design is affordable, innovative, made with latest technology, and constructed with high-quality materials. Drawers allow you to keep accessories and other items organized and out of site. And open hanging and shelving sections keep things visible and easily accessible for things you wear daily.
When you choose a custom closet design system from us, you get to choose the organization system that will best accommodate your busy life. These are some of the benefits of an organized closet.
- Know where your clothes, shoes, and accessories are.
- Faster starts to mornings for kids and adults alike.
- Greater satisfaction when looking through your closet.
- More available space for new clothing items.
- Less negative energy and feelings associated with your closet (because you’ve eliminated the items that create it).
Let us show you how we can transform a modest reach-in closet into abundant storage space that suits all of your specific needs. Contact us for a free, no obligation in-home design consultation.