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Do you know where your seasonal clothing is?
This afternoon is rained and the leaves are turning, fall is defiantly in the air now. I brought out my boots and some sweaters overlooked (sadly I might add) my tank tops and shorts when choosing the best outfit for my day. Do you know where your seasonal clothes are? If you do are they easy to get too? (A big pile on your basement floor) I have very limited storage in my home and need to switch out my clothes with the season. I know many of you don't have to do that and count your self as lucky. How do you keep track of your clothes, when the blustery days of fall begin and the balmy mornings of the spring finally say adios to old man winter? For those of us who have limited space nothing helps like Rubbermaid bins and any place you can find to store the fabulous sweater you spent more than you should of at Macy's. The number one rule of clothing storage is to make sure it is CLEAN. This will not only prolong the life of you investment (The "I had to have it" kind) but you can wear it right out of the bin. The number TWO rule of clothing storage is making sure you LABEL, LABEL, LABEL. Store your shoes together in under bed storage bins and mark SHOES. This is very helpful when you have kids and a spouse to keep track of also. For clothing larger bins that stack, are airtight and placed in a cool dry place is the best. Label each bin, for example 'JULIE'S SWEATER, Jr's clothes etc. This way all the clothes you need to have your kids try on and make sure they will not be wearing pants that reach the tops of their ankles are in one place and easier to go through. Take out the cold weather clothes and replace with the warm weather ones. Sounds simple doesn't it? The 2 rules also can be used by those with larger closets, keep cooler weather clothes on one side of your closet and the warm on the other. Keep like colors together and type. For example long sleeve shirts in one section, pants in another. If you have the space store a bin to collect dry-cleaning bags and hangers to you can recycle them. Plus a separate bin for clothing that need to be brought to the dry cleaners. Simply bring the bins with you to the drycleaners when you drop off your dry-cleaning. Are you having an issue with shoes? Are you a Carrie Bradshaw or a simple comfy shoe girl? Replacing the shoeboxes with clear plastic ones and taping a picture of the shoe on the end is an easy access idea. If you not so hip on all the plastic just use your original shoeboxes and tape the picture on them. Or..(I'm not done yet) hang a couple of canvas shoe cubbies in your closet and your shoes will be front and center. They will also be quick and easy to put away. Are you confused and is your head spinning? Before you run out to your nearest container store take a look at how you use your closet space. Are you more likely going to kick your naturalizers on the floor or stow away the Donald Pliners? This will tell you what you need to do to organize your closet. Make the plan and make it so the plan will work with you and not against you. All types of fashioniestas need to have an organized wardrobe so we can dress our best every time! Mean while I will be standing in my closet wondering why I own so much black. Maybe I should move to New York.
posted on: 10/2/2008 10:00:00 AM by Julie Verleger
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Julie Verleger is the founder of Organized Home, Inc. "Organizing is in my DNA. Both my parents were teachers and my father served in the Marines" The "inherited organizer" specializes in the home, office, relocation and downsizing. Organized Home, Inc. services West Michigan and the Chicago area. Julie lives in Grand Rapids Michigan with her husband and 3 children.
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