Once again, my favorite Professional Organizer, Maeve Richmond gives us some timely tips.
Properly themed for Spring!
I asked her to solve our need for ever-expanding square footage- of course, usually the walls are closing in, not the other way around.
Specifically- what’s the best way to rotate your closet for Spring?
She had some great answers.
Seasons change, and so should your wardrobe. Before you rotate Winter clothes to Spring, follow these simple tips:
- Empty out all pockets and winter bags
- Wash clothes to remove stains and odors
Downsize Your Closet
And, take time to get rid of hopelessly outdated, torn, stained, ‘too big’ and ‘too small’ clothes while you are at it. Here’s how:
- Lay all of your winter clothes on a neatly made bed
- Sort clothes into like piles: pants, sweaters, tops etc.
- One pile at a time, remove questionable clothing
- Donate the ‘gently used’ clothing to a local charity
Next Step: Closet Rejuvenation!
- Once you’ve prepped for Spring, consider a quick rejuvenation to make you want to go inside:
- Fresh Paint: Visually enlarge drab space with fresh paint. Go neutral (for clothes) or bright (for storage). An ‘almost new’ closet will make you think twice about what you put back in.
- Under The Bed: Use the valuable square footage hiding under your bed. Store shoes, linens and bedding in clear plastic tubs.
- Expand: Expand a crowded closet with an armoire or garment rack. Curtains or canvas covers hide what you don’t want seen.
It’s always the most simple ideas that have the biggest impact.
Thanks again to Maeve of Get Your House in Order!