Change clothes: Transitioning your wardrobe to fit the season
Unfortunately, clothes tend to languish at the bottom of piles, shoes get pushed into dark corners and finding what you want to wear becomes a hassle. Knowing where to start can seem overwhelming?but it doesn't have to be.
The most important tip for a streamlined closet is to divide your wardrobe into seasons, then store out of season pieces in the basement or attic. There are some special considerations to make when keeping your off-season clothes in a garage, basement or attic, but with a little advice from the expert, storing will no longer be difficult or time consuming.
According to Barry Izsak, organizing expert and former president of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), most people do not properly store their off-season wardrobe by remembering to protect against insects and rodents. "Does it make sense to go through all the trouble of storing your valuable clothing and not do what you can to avoid an infestation of bugs and mice? It's not enough to use tight-fitting plastic containers or enclosed garment bags," says Izsak
The garments that have been stored can become desirable nesting areas for household pests so taking precautions to protect them is essential. We recommend using Ortho® Home Defense MAX® Insect Killer for Indoor & Perimeter1 along the perimeter of your storage areas to keep bugs out. In addition, place mouse bait stations along the walls of your basement and attic to protect your belongings from possible mouse infestations. "Nobody likes to rotate their wardrobe only to find that their expensive summer cotton has provided a lavish winter feast for an army of bugs or a warm, cuddly home for mice."
To organize your closet and successfully transition your wardrobe, simply follow these quick tips from Izsak: