Tips For Organizing Your Seasonal Clothing Swap

It’s so exciting when the seasons change, isn’t it?

Every season has its special qualities, but a change in temperature can usually be expected. And different temps mean you need different clothing options!

Now that we’re heading into fall, we’re pumped to pull out our cardigans, sweaters, and scarves and say goodbye (temporarily) to lightweight tees and swimwear.

But what should you do with the off-season items? We recommend a seasonal clothing swap in your closet for a couple of reasons:

  • It creates space in your closet for the clothes you’ll be wearing the most
  • To paraphrase Marie Kondo, a seasonal swap gives your off-season clothes a chance to “rest” – which can help them last longer

Off-season clothing can be stored in your closet on shelves if available, or moved to a different closet or area of your home. When storing your clothing, keep these tips in mind:

 

  1. Choose bins/containers that are soft or smooth and won’t snag your clothing (for example, no wicker or wood).
  2. Use open bins for items you use frequently, and store these on a low shelf or in a drawer. Bins with lids are for storing up high for infrequently used and off-season items.
  3. Clear containers let you easily see their contents while in storage. You can also use zip-up bags and cedarwood balls to keep out bugs/moths that love to eat your clothing.
  4. No matter what kind of container or bin you use, always label them! When choosing the label category, stay broad (for example, Tops, Bottoms, Outerwear, etc.). This way you won’t have to change all the labels every time you swap.
  5. If you choose bins with handles, consider tying a tag label to the handle.

For more closet organizing tips, check out this Studio512 segment with Moxie Space owner Sara Fritsch!