A change of seasons means it is time to get our closets reorganized! This week, I’ll be working on this and wanted to share How to Switch Over Your Closet for the Season. I have recently put out some fall style related posts that you might like such as How to Transition Summer Favorites to Fall , The Best Color For Fall Transition: Army Green and Fall Style with Neiman Marcus. I think you will find them helpful as you go through all your items and figure out what you might need to replace or change up!
I have put together tips to help with switching out your closet as the season changes. It is my goal to get this done in my own closet in the next week or two so that I can take you along on Instagram Stories, as well. In the past, I have done an Instagram Q&A with Tonia Tomlin on getting my closet organized on the Stories Highlights so you can watch them at any time. So many of you said that was so helpful! You can also see the full closet reveal here.
I’m also going to apply these tips to my girls closets as well. They are definitely old enough to help with the task and it is another great learning opportunity. A mothers work they say is never done 🙂
Five Tips on How to Switch Over Your Closet for the Season
1 Deep Clean the Closet – Remove everything from the shelves and drawers. Wipe them all down with anti-bacterial wipes or spray. Don’t forget the bottom of each hanging section if they are wood as well. (Note: You can use something like Mrs. Meyers or Thieves Cleaning Concentrate which I use to clean our home. The essential oils leave a light fresh scent, too!) Vacuum or mop the floor of the closet. Wipe down the top and drawer fronts of your island or packing station if you have that as well.
2 Evaluate Each Piece Create Four Groups: Keep, Tailor/Repair/Clean, Donate and Sell – Ideally you did this when the season was over last year. Even if you did, do it again. Yes, again. Remove anything you haven’t worn in a year, looks worn, doesn’t fit or you know you won’t wear. Don’t forget to do this for your with your shoes, scarves and handbags, also. Take anything to get repaired or cleaned. Donate others to a local charity. Sell any items that are in very good condition at a resale or with Poshmark. I either take my things to a local resale shop, Clotheshorse Anonymous or list them on my Poshmark account. If you don’t have a Poshmark account, this is a great time to think about it!
3 Rotate this season to the front of your closet – Whether you have a large or small closet, organizing your clothing by season, helps make getting dressed and out the door quick and easy. If you have sections in your closet, designate one for Spring/Summer Tops, Dresses and Jackets and another for Fall/Winter Tops, Dresses and Jackets. I hang jeans in one section in the middle. I move the current season the the front of my closet after I do the sorting above.
4 Label Baskets or Bins – If you have anything in a basket or bin, make sure to have them labeled. I find if I don’t, I forget where they are!
5 Evaluate Storage Solutions – Look at the way you store items. Are they working for you? Right now I have a beautiful jewelry box that my husband gave me as a gift. It helps me organize all of my pieces but “Out of Sight, Out of Mind!” I rarely wear so many of my favorite pieces because I can’t see them! I recently reorganized my jewelry and love it! Also, I have my clutch bags stored in a bin and it’s another “Out of Sight, Out of Mind!” situation. I’ll be reorganizing those soon.
Below is a boutique of all the items I used in my closet and others I recommend. I also included the jewelry organizers I use. Getting things like this done around the house helps get me ready for a new season!
If you are looking for more fall style inspiration, check out these relates posts!
- August Reader Favorites
- Fall Style with Neiman Marcus
- Fall Favorites from Avara
- How to Transition Summer Favorites to Fall
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