It's that time of year again. It's a day I dread... Switching closets. As I brought out the wool and cashmere sweaters, I may have shed a tear or two while putting away my bright summer frocks. Now don't get me wrong, fall fashion is a favorite of mine. I love leather boots, wool pea coats, and cozy cashmere, but at the same time, those pretty Lilly's and bright chinos brought me happiness every time I opened my closet. So it's not goodbye, dearest summer clothing, it's see ya next time.
I thought I would share how I go about switching over my closets. And boy oh boy was it a task... especially because I have no college apartment or dorm that acts as a second closet.
First, I get a hanging rack (super inexpensive at Walmart) out and go through my closets and drawers and hang everything summery that I want to put into storage. This is a way to stay organized and free up closet space.
I fold everything very neatly and then get it all into storage...Everything is labeled very clearly with printed labels. Then I organize my closets to get them perfectly ready for fall clothing.
This is my armoire which is where I store things that I wear most frequently. I have a system for storage. From left to right: Silk/dressy sleeveless tops, silk/dressy sleeved tops, button down shirts, knits, blazers/outerwear, dresses, skirts, dress pants.
I stack folded denim on the shelf in my armoire right under the hanging clothes so it is easily visible and accessible. These are only the pairs of denim that I wear most frequently, all other denim is folded and in my second closet.
While going through summer and fall/winter clothing, I pull anything that needs to be taken to the tailor and throw it in a tote. That way, I know that when I pull out my summer clothing for next year, it will be ready to wear and the fall clothes will be ready as well!
Every time I switch closets, I make a point to get rid of at least a bag of clothing. The above picture was just the start of getting rid of things. I ended up with two garbage bags full... someone is getting lucky at Goodwill!
Left to right: most worn denim, most worn sweaters, extra hangers. I always have extra hangers because it is such a pain to run out.
I am a huge fan of under-bed storage. The left bin is just a plastic bin from Target that I store less worn sweaters. I don't mind that it doesn't look nice because I have a dust ruffle that hides under-bed storage. The right box is a bin for extra shoes that don't fit in my three over-door shoe pockets.
The bin is perfect for "bigger" shoes that don't fit nicely in shoe pockets.
These are baskets that I used in college and now they house my clutches and small handbags. They are easily accessible and organized.
Have you switched your closets yet? Do you have any tips and tricks? Have a fabulous day!