Looking for some ideas for winter clothes organization? We’ll show you how to easily organize your wardrobe ready for winter and how to keep it organized.
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.
What you need to organize your wardrobe
When organizing wardrobes and sorting through clothes it’s best if you gather together a few things to make the job easier.
- storage boxes or suit cases will work well for this
- rubbish bags
- box for charity/sale items
How to organize your wardrobe for winter
Okay, let’s get started…
First up I usually make a cup of coffee and turn the music up – I like to feel good and channel good vibes as I organize
- Empty out the contents of your wardrobes, cupboards and drawers onto the bed. Empty every single thing, it’s best to get it all out in one place when sorting through your clothes.
- Look at every item of clothing and place it into one of our five key piles.
1. Wanted for layering up winter outfits – keep
These are things like vest’s you can wear under shirts or jumpers. Dresses that will be good with thick woollen tights or over skinny jeans. Anything you can use to add layers.
2. Wanted – store away until spring.
These are the things you still want, love and know you’ll wear again next spring.
3. No longer wanted – sell
These are the things you don’t want, but are still in great condition or have value if you’d like to sell them.
4. No longer wanted – charity.
This pile should have clothes that you no longer want but are still in reasonably good condition and could be used by someone else.
5. No longer wanted – rubbish
This is for the rubbish, items that have shrunk in the wash, become misshapen, worn out or damaged.
- Next 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. Just add it to one of the five piles you’ve already created.
- 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 sales site.
- 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 lastly the rubbish needs dropping off at the local tip or waste recycling centre.
So after a little effort you should be left with clean, well organised wardrobes and drawers that contain all your warm winter clothes.
It makes me so happy to organize clothes like this. Honestly I find it therapeutic!
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