As the snow starts to melt and the birds build their spring-time nests our thoughts turn to cleaning and organizing. A new season usually means warmer temperatures and our clothing should reflect this climate change but your closet is full of heavy sweaters and wool pants. Spring cleaning is for more than just your windows take some time to organize and clean out your closet during this time of year to get it ready for the warmer weather.
Instead of having your closet crammed full of a year’s worth of clothing consider storing everything but the current season’s apparel. Take an inventory of items that can be worn year round and which ones you know you won’t be donning again until the leaves start to turn and pack them away. Rubber storage bins are convenient, sturdy and long-lasting – perfect for this type of job. Label the outside of the container with the type of clothing you are storing inside, whose clothes they are, and when the bin should be brought back out (e.g. sleeveless tops, mom, spring/summer). A tip for younger children, include the age range and sizes of the clothing on the outside. This can save you the time of pulling out clothes that will no longer fit and they can go right into a donation bin or passed along to a younger sibling.
If you have a closet big enough to hold your entire wardrobe consider rotating your clothes instead. Just as you would put the food you should eat first at the front of your cupboards or in the fridge, bring the outfits you will wear to the front of your closet. You can get dry cleaning bags or use garbage bags to cover your out of season clothes so they will stay clean and fresh until you are ready to wear them again.