Spring is just a few short weeks away and we couldn’t be more ready for warm weather, shorts, sun dresses and sandals. When stay-at-home orders were implemented last year, many of us shifted to working from home and our wardrobes took a dive. Like a really, really deep dive.
That is a really depressing statistic, so, as the world slowly returns to its new normal, we look for the silver lining.
5 Steps to Better Seasonal Storage
Assess Your Situation
Generally, we live by the rule “if you haven’t worn it in a year”, but, because nothing about the last year has been normal, the rule book isn’t in play. Look at your wardrobe and assess each piece of clothing. For iffy items, ask yourself:
Remove items that don’t make the cut. Whether you plan to mend, donate, resell or purge, these articles no longer belong in your closet nor do they need to be stored with your seasonal wardrobe. Determine their final destination and give yourself a deadline so they don’t work their way back in your wardrobe.
Retailers are eager to get spring and summer merchandise on the floor which means deep discounts on seasonal goods. Take advantage of end-of- season sales by replenishing worn out boots and faded sweaters now.
Plan & Purchase
Planning how you choose to store away seasonal clothes and maintain your everyday wardrobe may seem superfluous, but it can be a real game-changer in your day-to-day. Preparing for a new season is the opportunity for a fresh start. Tucking away boots and bulky jackets during warmer months gives our closet and mind space to breath.
Clean & Store
With warmer weather on the horizon, it can be tempting to shove winter wear and bulky bedding into a bag and forget about it; however, ensuring seasonal items are clean, prior to storing, will greatly reduce the likelihood that moths and other pests take up residence in your favorite cashmere sweater.