Fall is in the air, school begins, and a chance to purge my house of stuff we no longer need or have grown out of gets me excited. I love a fresh clean closet brimming with cozy sweaters, jeans, boots and scarves. Although as I am writing this it is a sweltering 100 degrees in Sacramento...not the atmosphere I was hoping for but am busy making my lists of change. Out with the old, in with the new.
I usually start with my wardrobe. As I said earlier, cleaning out my closet is a favorite organizational skill I possess.
#1. Declutter the clothes I never wore. Consign, donate, or toss it now
Decluttering your closet before storing your summer clothing will make it easier to put things away and free up space for fall/winter and make your summer-to-winter clothes swap a lot easier.
#2. Store my summer clothes.
I like to store clothing by function; T-shirts go together, shorts go together, Camisoles, swimwear, summer hats, dresses, etc.
#3. Reorganize accessories.
I store my lighter summer purses together, summery scarves, etc and swap out the heavier scarves, gloves, and winter purses... all front and center
#4. Sort clothing by function.
I hang all Tees together, blouses together, camis together, sweaters together, etc and all by color
#5. Move my everyday clothes into prime closet space.
This is when I move everything I wear regularly to the closet’s prime spots. I want easy, reachable, and right in front of me.
#6. Move my lesser-worn clothing into the back of the closet.
This is where my summer dresses, cocktail dresses, and formal wear goes.
#7. Jewelry. Now I move on to jewelry and clean things up a bit. Make a pile that I don't wear, get things fixed that have broken, polish, get new batteries, etc.
#8 Make up. Now's the time to rearrange that makeup cabinet. Toss anything old, reevaluate bronzers, shadows, and lipsticks. Clean makeup brushes (which I do monthly), and maybe consider a new fragrance for Fall/Winter.
This is what I will be doing in the next few days and will post my progress. Then...it's on to readying my house for Fall. Can't wait!