Summer is done and dusted, autumn is sliding quickly into winter and with the dip in temperatures it’s time to organise your wardrobe and fill it with those gorgeous layered cold weather outfits you’ll be wearing.
We’re packing away the summer dresses, strappy little vest tops and sandals and bringing out the warm, snuggly clothes ready for winter.
You’ll need a few things to get started
- storage boxes or cases
- rubbish bags
- box for charity/sale items
Okay, let’s get started…
- Empty out the contents of your wardrobes, cupboards and drawers onto the bed.
- Look at every item and place it in a pile
1. Wanted for layering up winter outfits – keep.
2. Wanted – store away until spring.
3. No longer wanted – sell
4. No longer wanted – charity.
5. No longer wanted – rubbish
- Take out your stored away winter clothes and go through them in the same way, getting rid of anything you no longer love, want or need.
- Now the wardrobes and drawers are empty, it’s a great time to freshen them up before you organise your winter clothes. Firstly vacuum the insides using the soft bristle vacuum brush attachment, then give them a wipe down either with warm soapy water or a gentle spray cleaner and cloth. Make sure you dry them thoroughly afterwards and leave them to air for a few minutes before re-filling with clothes.
- Now when it comes to storing clothes I just adore the KonMari folding and storage method. It really makes me happy. You can grab the illustrated method for folding the clothes KonMari style over on Goop. When using this method all the clothes ‘stand up’ so you can slide open your drawer and see at a glance exactly what you have and it means you don’t need to go rummaging through piles to find the item you want to wear.
- Next deal with the piles you created earlier. The items for storage over winter need to be bagged and boxed up carefully and stored away until spring.
- The items you want to sell need listing on eBay or similar. The charity pile needs delivering to the charity shop or popping in one of those charity collection bags that come through the door frequently. And the rubbish needs dropping of at the local tip.
So after a little effort you should be left with clean, well organised wardrobes and drawers that contain all your warm winter clothes. I’ve now got easy access to dresses, tights and boots. Jeans and leggings, long sleeved t-shirts and knitwear. With winter woolies like gloves, hats and scarves all stored in a basket by the front door alongside the coats.
And it makes me happy!