It’s that time of year again…boots, sweaters, cardigans, did I mention boots?! I love boot weather! I am ready for Fall but my closet is not. It can be a bit intimidating doing a full Fall closet swap, the task can seem daunting when you don’t know where to start.
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I put a few quick tips together that I am going to be using to get my closet organized and full of my fun Fall clothes and accessories. I plan on only spending 30 minutes doing these tasks each day.
If you want to do a full sweep in one day, it may take you a little over an hour to get done, depending on how big your closet is of course.
Inventory for Last Season
Go through your clothes from last spring and summer and see what is stained, torn, or just worn out. If it can be saved put it in a pile to be mended before you put them back into storage.
If you are going to throw it out, make a list of what you will need to replace. You can then check out all of the clearance summer clothes that are at the stores right now to see if you can replace any items for cheap!
When you start taking out your fall and winter clothes, go through them and ask yourself, “Did I wear this last year?” If not, put it in a donation pile or throw it out.
Try on everything that you are unsure of before giving it precious closet space.
Arrange Clothes for Easy Mornings
To make your mornings as easy as possible, arrange your clothes by how you get dressed. Do you decide what to wear by the color? Then organize your clothes by color.
Do you like to put together an outfit quickly? Hang clothes by type. All long sleeve button downs together, skirts together, dresses together, etc.
Keep Layering Pieces in Reach
You never know how some days will be in the Fall so keep light cardigans, tees, and even tanks out for layering. You can put all of these in a dedicated space so that when winter comes, you can easily pack everything together at once to save time.
Don’t pull out bulky winter clothes until temps get below 55 degrees. They will just be taking up space until then.
Make your Closet Bigger
This is the time to invest in some new modular additions to your closet. You can do this on a budget by getting some hanging sweater organizers and hanging boot organizers.
I put together some tips on how to make your closet seem twice as big without having to purchase expensive closet organizers. Check out those ideas to give yourself more room for your bulkier clothes.
Know How to Hang Sweaters
It is always best to fold sweaters so that they keep their shape but sometimes space is limited and you may need to hang them.
Update your Wardrobe on a Budget
Now that you have gone through last year’s clothes, you may notice that you need to update or replace some key pieces for your Fall wardrobe.
If you like designer brands, you may want to read my tips for how to get designer brands on a budget.
If you want some more great tips and encouragement to get your home organized and decluttered, you can check out my friend Becky’s Freed from Clutter course and challenge.
By just taking 30 minutes out of your day to go through your closet, you will have it organized and ready for Fall in just a day or two.
I love doing a Fall closet swap to get rid of the clutter and take note of everything that I have. Sometimes you forget some of the cute stuff that is shoved in the back of the closet!