Making space in your closets – getting all of your clothes really clean – preparing for the next season – feeling great. The Seasonal Clothing Shift has begun!
A second reason is the joy of knowing that everything is clean. Don’t you just hate pulling out a top only to discover that there is a spot on it? Back into the laundry basket it goes. When you take the time to do a clothing shift, that will not happen.
Third, clothing repairs and donations will take place. As you sort, you will find items that need a couple of stitches to make them wearable again. You will also identify the clothes that your family will never wear (wrong size or outdated) and you can donate them to others who will enjoy them.
Check off your progress as you go!
Here is how I do it:
- KEEP: those you will continue to wear into the next season.
- STORE: those you will wear when this season rolls around again next year.
- DONATE: give away, or throw away, depending on the condition of the item.
- Wash or dry clean them.
- READ THE LABEL for care instructions
- Those that will be washed should be separated into categories: whites, colors, cold water, delicates, etc.
- FOLD and put away in a drawer or on a shelf.
- HANG on a hanger.
- STORE the ones that will not be used for months in plastic garment bags or boxes
Read the labels. Wash and dry washables. Dry clean anything “dry clean only.”
Separate clean clothes into three piles: keep, donate and store.
Let’s learn from each other.
How do you handle the seasonal clothing shift?