[PRESENTED BY THE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZERS IN CANADA]
With temperatures dipping, it’s time to put away the warm weather outfits in favour of sweaters and boots. Unless you have an infinite amount of space in your closet, this is the best time of year to make the switch from your summer to fall/winter wardrobe. Professional Organizers in Canada has these tips on how to make the switch a smooth transition.
1. Purge first - A change in season is the perfect time to go through your clothes and practice letting go of some of the items you no longer use or need. Check for stains, rips or the wrong size of clothing. Next, take a moment and say goodbye.
2. Letting go for the better - Make it a ‘feel good’ experience by donating your gently used items to someone in need. “At Professional Organizers in Canada we recommend donating clothes, consigning or passing them onto a friend as a first step,” says Marie Potter, Director of Marketing, Professional Organizers in Canada. Consider donation drop off bins, thrift shops, shelters or in some locations you can arrange donation pickups with Big Brothers or Diabetes Association.
3. Wash and dry - Before putting away your summer clothes, take the time to dry clean or wash and dry everything. Doing this ensures that when you take out the clothes next year, they will be fresh and ready to go.
4. Invest in storage solutions - If you don’t have a lot of space to keep your summer clothes, vacuum seal bags or garment bags are great solutions. They help reduce the amount of space your clothes take up. In addition, under bed plastic storage containers are a great way to keep clothes organized. Toss in a dryer softener sheet or your favourite scented soap into the container and you’ll welcome lovely scent when you dig in next spring/ summer.
5. Organize like with like - When packing away your summer clothes, remember to keep similar clothes together. This means shorts should be kept with other shorts, t-shirts with other t-shirts, and so on. This not only makes it easier to find what you are looking for, but it will also help you organize faster next season.
6. Keep the basics within reach - Don’t put away all your t-shirts. Keep basics like light, long sleeve shirts, t-shirts or even a nice sleeveless dress as layering options.
Keeping organized while transitioning your closet from Summer to Fall/Winter will make the transition a smooth and enjoyable one. If you are looking for help to keep yourself better organized, you can find the right organizer for you at organizersincanada.com