The time has come. It’s never easy to say goodbye to summer, but falling temperatures indicate that you should start thinking about switching over your wardrobe: swimsuits, vest tops and shorts are out and jumpers, trousers and scarves are in. Adapt your wardrobe to the colder weather on the way.
To avoid making a mess and make sure you get the most out of your storage space, here are some tips to help you make your wardrobe changeover as painless as possible.
Tips for a quick, stress-free wardrobe changeover
Plan the changeover
Good planning is essential to make sure you change your wardrobe over at exactly the right time. You’re probably busy and tempted to leave it to the last minute. But if the cold suddenly descends and you’ve got nothing organised, you’ll have to tie yourself in knots to find the right clothes and you might well find yourself under-dressed for the weather. Or, what’s worse, you’ll have to rush out to buy more clothes and waste money.
In mid to late September (depending on the climate where you live), set aside half a day or a day to switch over your wardrobe.
Take time to clean your wardrobe
A clean wardrobe is best for storing clothes and keeping your rooms free from viruses, germs, dust, mites, etc. The best time to clean is when you're switching over your clothes, so when you replace your summer clothes with winter garments, make sure you take some time to clean the space thoroughly.
Think ahead to the next changeover
Bear in mind that you’ll be doing the changeover in reverse in a few months’ time and you’ll be feeling just as unenthusiastic about it as you do now. Keep your clothes clean, ironed and folded carefully in vacuum bags to protect them.
Make the most of the space
Once your wardrobe is empty, you can think about new ways to organise your clothes to optimise the available space. There are plenty of products on the market to help you maximise every last centimetre of your wardrobe.
Keep it tidy
Tidiness is very important in your wardrobes and throughout the rest of your house too. Forget chaotic, untidy wardrobes where you can’t find anything and your clothes get damaged or shoved to one side and forgotten.
Keep your wardrobe tidy on a day-to-day basis. Once everything is neatly arranged, it’s important to make an effort to keep it tidy as you take clothes out and put them in.
Now it’s time to get to work and switch your summer clothes for your autumn wardrobe. Look out your loveliest, cosiest garments and enjoy the transition to winter. A tip for the next house you buy: look out for large, multi-purpose wardrobes.