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The Closet Switch-Out
Use this checklist to switch your closet from season to season

The Closet Switch-Out

Having a hard time finding what you need in the morning? Your closets may be overstuffed with out-of-season items that get in your way. Use this handy checklist to always keep your closet in season and in style. It shouldn't take long and it will save you a lot of time getting ready in the morning.

  • Sort through your wardrobe at the end of each season, and get rid of things you didn't wear. Give them to friends or donate them to Goodwill or Salvation Army.

  • Repair items that need mending, if these items are out of the regular rotation.

  • Sort through the types of clothing and keep all the categories together, like blouses, sweaters, pants, skirts, etc.

  • Wash clothes before storing them away and make sure there are no stains that could set in over the next few months.

  • Store out-of-season clothing in containers in another part of the house, so your closet has only what you need. (If you don't have room anywhere else, move out-of-season clothing to the back or top of your closet.)

  • Keep stored clothing loosely folded and avoid stuffing containers until they're full. Leave a little extra room so you don't create any permanent creases.

  • Label all containers of out of season clothing, so they're easy to find again next year.