Having a functional closet starts with having everything you need in place and removing everything that doesn’t belong. Seasonal closets are a great way to stick to that plan. Below, we’re sharing tips for swapping out your clothing each season to achieve space organization in your Bay Area home.
Look at What You Have
When you’re doing a seasonal clothing swap, you’ll want to start by taking inventory. Look at what you currently have in closet and think about which pieces you can make work for the new season. While this area doesn’t tend to have extreme weather in any season, there are most likely some items that you’ll want to move from your space and replace with more seasonally-appropriate items.
Think About What You’ll Need
What pieces will you need for the new season that you don’t currently have in your closet? For example, you’ll want to swap your wardrobe sometime between summer and winter. This is the time for decluttering summer prints and lightweight, breezy pieces. You might want to stash away neon colors and some white pieces as well. Then, bring in pieces that are more suited to the season. For winter, bring in jewel tones and heavier fabrics, along with the special items you’ll wear during the holidays.
Store What You Won’t Be Using
An overstuffed closet doesn’t do anyone any good. It makes it more difficult to see what you have and will add some serious time to your morning routine. It’s important to have a place to efficiently store the items you won’t be using in the upcoming months. Linen storage boxes are an excellent option because they protect your clothing from damage while still allowing them to breathe. For items like sweaters and jackets, hanging storage is ideal. When you’ve boxed up your items, be sure to label them. Then, if you happen to need one specific piece, you’ll know exactly where to find it.
Make Repairs and Get Replacements
When you’re replacing clothing from one season for another, inspect each item before putting it back into your closet. Check for any damage that may have been done while the piece was stored. Take note of pieces that may be looking worn. Take items that need repairs to a tailor to get them fixed up. For those that are beyond repair, take a minute to decide if the piece needs to be replaced or if you can do without it. Then, make a shopping list and replace them.
Use these home organization solutions to bring order to your San Rafael closet all year long.