Here we mid-October. Can you just believe it??? If you haven’t had time yet to” Flip your Closet for Fall” you best get going before we are knee deep in Winter.
Here’s a quick list that might help move you toward a more do-able Fall closet (translation) it’s time to put the sundresses to rest for the year and focus on what you’ll be wearing in the colder months ahead. If you’re experiencing any type of Indian Summer and think you have gobs of time to delay your flip…(Faster than you can scrap the first frost off your car window) -you’ll be looking through your closet for that perfect pair of wool pants that you just can’t seem to find.
Motto of the day: Don’t Delay, start your Fall Flip TODAY!
1. When starting to flip your closet for Fall, (even if you have a rather small space to hang your clothing) here’s what you need to do first.
TIP:*** I highly recommend breaking your closet flip into small do-able tasks… (perhaps an hour each night after work). By the weekend you’ll be just about done and ready to enjoy a relaxing 2 day respite from the daily grind.
First Evening: Make three piles: First Pile DONATE: Go through your closet and see if there are any items you haven’t worn all summer (or the summer before). BE HONEST and remove these items NOW. Also remove any items that no longer fit or make you feel fabulous. Second Pile: Put aside all items that need to go to the cleaners. Pile number three Remove any items that need repair. (Bag items/put them in your car and drop them off the next day or before weeks end). This will feel so good to get done-I promise…it’s like a Cleanse …only better because you have no icky green liquid after taste.
Second Evening: Neatly fold any summer sweaters, t-shirts, swimwear/summer wraps and cover ups and /or any other items that will stretch. Place in drawers or a clean storage container and set aside.
Third Evening: Box up shoes/sandals/summer sneakers and purses. Put in drawers or clean storage containers and set aside.
Fourth Evening: Take any and all summer skirts/pants/capri’s/sundresses/evening wear/long dresses (you get the picture) anything else that is Summer Apparel Only and move to your storage closet). If you don’t have a storage closet and need to keep them in the same closet-move each category to the end of each section.
Fifth Evening: (Can be done during the weekend so that you have Friday Night free) Move all winter apparel into your closet by category and length. For example: Insert blazers/jackets/blouses/skirts/folded pants on hangers. If you hang your pants full length then add them before your dresses and then formals. Always organize short to long and within each category light to dark. It will save you oodles of time when you’re getting dressed.
*Insert winter handbags light to dark on shelves, sweaters, leggings and of course shoes/boots in clear boxes or on shelves.
Five Hours and your Fall Flip will be done!