Now that summer time is here, it’s time to put away items that are only winter appropriate and make room for things that are in season. This is a great way to keep your home organized. If you feel like your closets and dressers are overcrowded and cluttered, swap out seasonal clothing a few times a year and you will cut down on clutter. With the sweaters and jackets packed away in the summer and the sun dresses and shorts stored during the winter, your closets and dresser drawers will look less complicated. I’ll explain how to do it effectively!
One of my favorite products for storing anything, especially seasonal clothing is the Clear Plastic Storage Box – 58.10 Qt. – Set of 3. They are stackable for keeping a tidy look in the garage, and because they are clear you can easily see inside. This comes in handy for those rare occasions when you want to pull something back out to wear, like in the event of an unexpected chilly summer evening. It also helps you when it comes time to switch the stored seasonal clothes; you can see which ones go in the closet and which ones go in the dresser.
What is extra convenient is that these plastic storage bins come in a wide variety of sizes. I would definitely recommend getting a few different sizes, especially because each size of storage tote comes in a set of three, four or five. Here are my steps for de-cluttering your clothing collection at the change of seasons: start with items that you know you definitely won’t need (down jackets, heavy wool sweaters, etc.) and pack them first so that they’re at the bottom of the stacked boxes. Anything that is a “maybe” should be close to the top in case you change your mind and want to easily access it. Stack the boxes in the garage, and the air tight lids will protect your seasonal clothing from moisture and dust.
This is an easy (less than an hour) organizing project that will make your closets look tidy and clean, while making it easier for you to pick out outfits!