Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Streamline Your Closet with Seasonal Switch Over

In the coming weeks, organizational expert Justin Klosky of O.C.D. Experience (Organize and Create Discipline) will be giving practical tips for simplifying and streamlining your life. 

Wardrobe Switching and Reorganization

If you live with a closet that may not be big enough to house all of your clothing then reorganizing your closet a few times a year might be familiar to you. The simplest way to do this is:

Organize: Remove everything that you won’t be wearing on a weekly/monthly basis. You can keep a handful of lighter sweaters for those chilly nights, but for the most part remove items and store them in Polypropylene Corrugated Textile and Fabric Boxes. I like these containers because you can still see your clothing in case you need to grab something in storage and they let your clothing breathe!

Create: Always, make a master list of what will be going into these containers and store your clothes with their friends. All like items stick together. Use canvas bins for harder to reach areas of your closet. This is always good for belts, scarves and sweaters to prevent a mess from occurring while picking items out. These items can stay put year round and will just need basic maintenance through the year to maintain organization.

Discipline: through the year discipline yourself to keep the closet from getting out of control. Put away your clothing immediately, toss dirty laundry in the hamper when you’re done wearing the item and always keep an eye out for items that you know you are not wearing and donate throughout the year.

O.C.D. Experience Switch Tip: during the seasonal switch go through your wardrobe and let go of items that have been worn out, have stains or holes in them or just don’t fit you anymore, period. If you have a hard time doing this bring in a trusted friend who you don’t mind being honest with you. Also, if your hangers aren’t uniform, now is the best time to switch them to the Slimline Hangers.