Who thought that fall would get here so quickly? Now that it’s here there’s no going back and the warmer clothes must be taken out of storage. Here are some tips for making this task not feel like such a chore.
#1. Make a List
One way to make this chore less of a strenuous task is to make a list of what needs to be done. When you can cross items off the list, you will feel much better about this process.
- Take summer clothing out of drawers and closets
- Sort out summer clothing and decide what to do with it
- Store summer clothing (I store it under the kids bed)
- Bring out fall/winter clothing
#2. Get Rid of the Bad
There’s no point in keeping the clothing that has stains or holes. Feel free to cut up the old clothing and use for rags. It’s okay to get creative with a second use for the clothing, but it’s not okay to keep it in your closet if it’s not being used. It’s time for the bad clothing to go to help make your job a lot easier.
#3. Storing Clothes for the Season
What do you do with the summer clothing your kids have outgrown? You need a great system in place for storing clothes for the season. I actually store totes under the kids bed to save room and pull things out as I need them. I’m very particular about what I save for the next year as to make sure I have enough room to store all of the clothing.
#4. Get Rid of What Wasn’t Worn
When you’re switching out clothing for fall this is the perfect time to get rid of what wasn’t worn this year. Try making some extra cash off this clothing if you don’t have siblings to pass it down to. You can also donate it or find a friend with a child who can grow into the unused clothing.
Switching out clothing is a tough job, but someone has to do it. I think this is the perfect time to get rid of items that are worn out, have never been used, and to hand down the clothing the kids no longer wear.
What tips do you have for changing out seasonal clothing for fall?