Each year at least two wardrobe changes should be done: one before winter and one before summer/spring when the weather is hotter. There isn’t a date for each wardrobe change because it will always depend on the climate you live.
Step One: The first thing you should do is empty your closet.
Take out all of your clothes, hanging clothes organizers, and other things. Before you put your clothes away, categorize them; if you have a lot of things that aren’t worth giving away because of their condition, it is time to figure out what to keep, what to give away, and what to recycle. Think about how long it has been since you last wore that item and decide if you really need it or if it is just taking up space in your wardrobe and not being used.
Step Two: Clean out EVERYTHING from your closet.
When your closet is empty, you should do a good clean to get rid of any dust and dirt that has been left behind by your clothes. To clean now that it is empty is much easier and faster than once you start to put clothes back in. To get rid of dust and dirt, use your vacuum cleaner to clean it up. Then, use a damp cloth to eliminate any that aren’t.
A good smell in your closet will also help you keep your clothes fresh for longer. I keep a Glade Plug-in in my closet. I used Clean Linen.
Step Three: Organize your clothes.
We should only keep things in our closets that we will be using during the season. It would be best if you organized your clothes by type and color. This will make it easier for you to figure out what to wear and how to mix and match your clothes every day. To save space in your closet, put away hangers and boxes that you don’t need this season. Put them away with the rest of your clothes.
Step Four: Designate a space for transitional clothes.
Keep a section of your closet for things you wear all year long, like baseball caps, jeans, uniforms, etc. This will make it easier to change your wardrobe from season to season. Then, each time you go through your closet before a new season, you won’t have to spend time going through the clothes you wear all year. You’ll also have a closet system that helps you figure out how many seasonal clothes you have or need.
Step Five: Fully clean the clothes you are storing.
Remember that there are nothing moths and bacteria enjoy more than the smell of sweet perfume or the remnants of food. Wash and dry any clothing ready for storage, including apparel that you may not regularly wash. If appropriate, take clothing out to a dry cleaner. This helps get rid of dirt, and insects will be less likely to reside in your sweaters. Don’t forget that stains can set over the off-season and show up even if you can’t see them now. Also, note that thorough drying and ironing will destroy moth eggs that may have gotten into clothing.
Step Six: Carefully choose storage containers.
Select your storage bins carefully. Never store clothes in cardboard for long periods as it can damage delicate fabrics, and it’s a big draw for any pests that might be around. You can use a set of sealable storage bags or cotton linen boxes instead, but make sure it’s spotless. Remember, the best storage container for your seasonal clothing is made of either linen or cotton.
Step Seven: Organize your new seasonal closet.
Add bins for your socks, baseball caps, or bathing suits. Add non-slip hangers on your sundresses and blouses. See some of my favorites below.