How to Organize Seasonal Clothes – Seasonal Wardrobe Changes

How to Organize Seasonal Clothes – Seasonal Wardrobe Changes

Seasonal climate changes will affect your clothing choices, such as you might own winter coats or have shorts for those sweltering days. Year-round clothing in your wardrobe may create visual clutter, which leads to stress, and you say, ‘I have nothing to wear.’ This is the fourth step in a complete guide to how to build a wardrobe.

‍Less number of quality pieces in your wardrobe help you make an outfit decision quickly your favorites. Thus eliminating unnecessary seasonal items from your wardrobe will free your brain and save time.
Keeping layering clothing of mild or varying weather can also reduce your stress with appropriate mix and match options.

Storing your clothes

The best thing is to pack them up and store them far away in the attic or basement to get them out of sight. When you are putting your clothes away, properly keep them to increase the life of your garments with the following tips:

Clean & mend your clothes

Clean before you store away any clothing. Stains set in and only worsen over time, so that stain that isn’t too bad now might worsen when you pull the item out of storage in a year. With food stains or crumbs in your pockets, pests may reach. Packing them away in freshness will extend clothing’s lifetime as it is less interesting for mice and vermin.

Wash and dry all seasonal items for storage according to the care label instructions. Ensure they are all rinsed thoroughly to prevent any chemical damage during storage and that they are completely dry to avoid the build-up of mold or mildew.

Ironing is unnecessary as there are chances of getting wrinkled again inside the storage boxes. Iron them when you take them out again.

Any clothing requiring mending, attend this before putting them away. Otherwise, you may pull out the damaged clothes next year.

Invest in the right boxes

It will help if you store clothes in plastic rather than wood, paper, or cardboard boxes. While it’s plastic, this material is waterproof and offers the best protection from pests. Cardboard and wood contain chemicals that can transfer to garments and damage them. And the boxes may also become a home for pests attracted to proteins in the glue that holds them together.

Invest in lidded plastic boxes that are not completely air-tight. Many fabrics – such as wool and other natural fibers, need to breathe. If you are concerned about buying plastic, bear in mind that these boxes will (hopefully) be reused many times before their useful lives end. And they will prolong the life of your clothes and protect them from irreparable damage – resulting in fewer clothes thrown away.

Make sure to clean the boxes before each use to avoid staining thoroughly.

Label the boxes & make an inventory

Making an inventory for all of your boxes may seem like a lot of effort, but trust me, you will be grateful for spending this time now looking for that specific jumper. Plus, you only have to make your main inventory once. Any additions can be added to the existing list when required. In addition, make sure you label each of your boxes, so you know straight away what’s in it.

Pack up your clothes

Vacuum seal bags and plastic bags aren’t always the best options for long-term storage or storing delicate items. Most fabrics need air circulation to maintain their structure and prevent moisture from getting trapped.
Folding clothes neatly into the boxes will not damage them. Stack the folded items, starting with the heaviest items at the bottom to the lightest items on top. Do not stuff them up; stacking clothes loosely will allow air to keep circulating for extended storage.

‍Hanging your clothes is not recommended, especially not for heavy items such as jumpers and other knitwear. The longer an item hangs and the heavier it is, the more likely it will misshapen. If you can, fold everything away. If you want to take the extra care, you can line your storage boxes with old, clean cotton sheets first (for additional delicate items, use acid-free tissue paper instead).

And to go the extra mile, you can put wooden cedar balls into each box. They have the double benefit of repelling months and keeping your clothes smelling fresh. Be careful if you are opting for mothballs, though.
Many children and pets are naturally attracted to them, resulting in fatal accidents.

Choose a suitable storage place.

The storage place must be clean, cool, dark, and dry, protecting your clothing from fading attracting mildew and insects. Clean the area thoroughly before putting the boxes there. Not exposed to heat, avoid places near heating sources. Also, ensure the boxes are not in direct contact with the wood as all wood contains acids that can damage fabrics over a long time.

Check on your stored items.

Regularly check on your stored clothing to ensure there are no issues. When you are ready to pull the dress out of storage, clean all items before wearing them. Inspect your storage containers to protect them from cracks, stains, or damage.

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