Transitioning Your Closet for Spring
It's about that time... (thank you, thank you, thank you!)
I've had enough of this cold weather. I'm ready for SPRING! Bring. It. On.
I'm prepping for the seasonal change by getting my closets ready. My philosophy? The quicker I'm ready, the quicker it will come.
Transitioning your closet at any time of the year isn't always the easiest thing to do, it definitely takes some time. Living in New England and experiencing 4 distinct seasons, I end up doing this 4 times throughout the year because I need to. Unfortunately I do not have a closet that looks like this...
... oh, no. My closet certainly does not look like that. If it was that big, I wouldn't have to worry about transitioning. Since I've become an expert at the transitioning of things in my closet, I wanted to share my top 4 TIPS for seasonal transitions.
1. It's not 100% SPRING yet, so you don't want to get rid of everything. Go through your clothing and pack up items that can only be used in the winter. What kinds of items am I talking about? Bulky sweaters. Wool pants. Winter jackets. Winter boots. Turtlenecks. Take all these WINTER items or anything else that is just not "wearable" any longer and pack them away! I strongly suggest labeling clearly the bins/bags that you are packing away so you know exactly where they are next year.
2. Organize your closet by items. The spring is a little different than the summer, you definitely need to keep a mix of items in your closet because you can't predict the weather being sun and warm every single day. What I like to recommend to my friends is to organize your closet by items. Keep all tops together, and arrange by type... cardigans in one spot, tanks in one spot, blazers in one spot, etc. You probably aren't wearing a tank without bringing a cardigan or blazer, so keep everything near each other to make it easier for you. Spring is all about the layers, so keep them all next to each other.
3. Once you have everything grouped by item, organize by COLOR. This will not only save you time, but also fashion frustration. The last thing moms have time for in the morning and/or afternoon and/or EVER, is trying to find items that match and will "work" together. By grouping items by color, you will make it so much easier on yourself... especially as you're doing a seasonal change. The more organized you are, the better.
4. And this is my biggest piece of advice... while you're spending all this time transitioning out winter wear and items that you aren't wearing any longer... make sure everything you're putting back into your closet always has a place. As moms, our lives get super busy, and sometimes it's easier to toss the dress from work or the suit from the meeting or the jeans from the playdate on the floor of your bedroom (only to stay there for a week). Everything you take off, make sure you put away. This will make your closet stay organized and completely ready for any season that's coming!
Now let's all close our eyes and start day-dreaming about summer transitioning...