This week's quick tip is a reminder that it is now time to put away the summer clothes and get out the fall/winter wardrobes.
If you want to free yourself from this time-consuming ritual, read on.
For young children who are still growing, there's no escaping the need to go through their clothes seasonally. Now is the time to:
But for adults and teens, consider switching to a year-round closet.
Years ago, I used to perform the semi-annual Big Closet Switch and each time it was a messy, agonizing, days-long chore.
It always looked worse before it got better: clothes spread all over the room; keep/donate/wish-it-still-fit piles everywhere; next season's clothes wrinkly from the bin and needing to be ironed (ugh!) before being re-hung, re-folded, and put away.
Then a few years ago, I read an article about having a year-round closet. I loved the idea of being able to ditch the dreaded closet-switch chore, but I also liked the concept of having access to my warmer or cooler clothes to wear anytime.
We're no longer in the rigid era of "no white after Labor Day" clothing rules, so why do we still think we have to switch our wardrobes with each season?
Here are a few of the things I've discovered with my year-round closet:
Here are a couple of little tricks to make a year-round closet work for you:
I'd love to hear how your closet switch is going this year and if you've made the change to a year-round wardrobe.
Closets and wardrobe consultations are some of my specialties, so feel free to contact me if you need help getting yours under control.
I didn't know that t-shirts and tank tops are not just for summer — they are great as under-layers to keep warm in winter. My sister will be going on a trip this winter and she wants to look great on her trip. My mom suggested just buying one winter sweater dress and layer it with her other clothes. She also shared this article with my sister and it says that shoes can take up a lot of space, so consider just swapping your shoes each season.
Hi Kayla! Thanks for your comments and thanks to your mom for sharing my blog post. Layers are a great idea for traveling because they allow you to change the look of your outfits easily. Layers also mean you'll be prepared for variations in the weather.
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