How To Organize Your Closet This Spring

It’s almost spring, and with the new season comes new clothes.  Spring means hello to light and colorful clothing and goodbye to bulky winter sweaters and boots. It also means it might be a great time to learn how to organize your closet. 

Before you head out on your Spring shopping spree, take a look at the things you packed away from last spring.  What can you still wear?  What is still fashionable?  What is still in great shape?  I know that some colors from last year are still in fashion, so that is a plus.  If you find you have changed your mind and don’t want to keep some of the things you packed away, get them to your favorite charity before you head out to the stores.  They would love some pretty spring/summer wear for their clients!

Before packing away your winter wear, make sure it is clean and in good repair.  Also, make sure it has been worn recently.  If it hasn’t been, it is time to let it go.

If you have things you want to donate, now is probably not the time to donate your winter wear.  Even clothing banks are getting ready for the new season.  However, some may have the storage space and accept out of season clothing.  Give your favorite charity a call and ask.  You may be pleasantly surprised!

If they aren’t taking things now, just pack the winter wear into a bag or box, label it as “fall/winter donation” and store until next season.  Keep it stored next to the container of things you will wear again next year.  When fall/winter rolls around, you will see the donate box, remember you have it and get it to the appropriate place. I will have to say, I think it’s always best to take it NOW> 

Fill the closet with your new spring/summer wear.  If you aren’t sure how to organize your closet, here are a few ideas for you. Hang items by type, then by color. If you want to take it one step further, you can hang by sleeve length if you wish.  If you wear clothes by outfit only, hang them together as an outfit.

Don’t forget to clean out the dresser drawers!  And remember to pack away any winter scarves and purses.

Enjoy your fresh and newly organized closet.

Happy Spring