You can start bringing out your sweaters and boots as the summer wraps up because fall is near! Here’s how to prepare your closet for the upcoming season.
It’s never too early to start thinking about the next season’s fashion. As the summer months wrap up their blazing reign, autumn is next in line, waiting patiently. With fall coming up so quickly, it’s time to put up the shorts and begin bringing out the sweaters and boots. However, that doesn’t mean you have to wear your puffer coat now. You want to prepare your closet for the new season by bringing out your fall clothes little by little.
For your clothes to look their best, it’s important to prep and store them with care. Here’s how you should prepare your closet for a new season. That way, you won’t ruin your clothing.
Wash Your Summer Clothes
When you’re starting to store away your less-worn summer clothes, you want to wash them one more time. Imagine pulling out your favorite top only to realize there’s a tiny stain in it. Your clothes can hold onto sweat, oils, and perfumes. You should wash every item you store and make sure it’s stain-free to ensure your clothes are bright and vibrant for the following year. You can keep your clothes soft and in good condition by following different washing techniques, like flipping your clothes inside out or washing gently.
Donate or Resell Unwanted Items
Sometimes we buy things that we genuinely don’t need or don’t use anymore. If you have unwanted clothing, accessories, or shoes, you should donate or resell them. You can donate clothing free of stains, holes, or rips to your local charity or sell them on online resale markets, like Tradesy.
You can also drop your unwanted clothing to textile recyclers or stores that promote textile recycling. Stores like H&M will even give you a discount if you bring in a bag of clothes. However, you should wash all clothes before recycling, donating, or reselling them.
Switch Out Your Shoes and Accessories
When switching out your clothes, you should also switch out your accessories and shoes for more fall-centric choices. To ensure your shoes are in pristine condition, you also want to tend to your shoes by cleaning any dirt or grime on the bottoms and sides. Your shoes and accessories should correlate with the season, meaning you should switch out your bright and light colors for more bold and darker choices as the weather gets colder.
Organize Your In-Season Clothes
After storing your summer clothes, you have room for your light sweaters and jeans. When storing your out-of-season clothes, you want to ensure that you keep them in a dry, dark space, like an additional closet or storage space. When organizing your in-season clothes, you want to check each garment for stains, rips, holes, or any flaw that you can repair ahead of time. This is also the time to donate or resell unwanted coats, shoes, sweaters, cardigans, bags, or anything you may not need anymore.