It is April in Georgia so we have already hit 80 degrees and everything outside is coated with a thick layer of yellow pollen. I love Spring time when everything blooms and is so beautiful. I also love to get out my Spring and Summer clothes (it’s like Christmas). Unless you have a closet and dresser large enough to fit a whole year’s wardrobe, it’s time to change your closets!
Hopefully, you have all of your out-of-season clothes bagged or boxed up and labeled so they are easy to find and don’t have to be re-washed. If you don’t, that’s your tip for what to do with the Fall and Winter clothes you are about to go through and put away.
Step 1: Go through your hanging clothes and dresser and decide if they all need to be stored for the Summer or if you can part with some sweaters and jeans that don’t fit, have holes or you have not worn them all year.
Step 2: Bag up the items you will not wear again to take for donation.
Step 3: If you really think something may fit next year (but did not this year) put it in it’s own box and label it by the size and year for storage.
Step 4: All clothing you will definitely wear again in the Fall goes in a water and dust proof (plastic) bin or box labeled “Fall 2013”. If you are tight on storage space, try Space Bags or under bed bags or bins and store them under your bed or in the top of your closet.
Step 5: Get out your Spring/ Summer clothes. Make sure they fit, are clean and you ant to wear each item (if in doubt – DONATE).
Step 6: Hang all of your clothes in your closet sorted by type and color or folded in your dresser by type and color (all t-shirts together, all shorts, work clothes, etc.)
Step 7: Enjoy the next 6 months of warm weather!