Ginny’s Tips: Making the Shift from Summer to Fall

The change of seasons is the perfect time to give your closet, and your life, an organization makeover!

As the leaves start changing colors, so should your wardrobe. It’s time to trade in your bright tank tops and sandals for warm sweaters and the comforts and colors of autumn.

Usually people think of spring as a time to organize their clothes, discard clutter and reclaim their closets, but this is something you should do every season.

If you feel stressed and overwhelmed when approaching the challenge of clutter, you’re not alone.

According to our California Closets organizing survey, 83% of people want their home to be more organized and almost half of women say that disorganization makes them stressed and frustrated.

California Closets Mudroom Entryway Cherry Finish

Get ready for fall by organizing your entryway for heavier jackets and boots.

Getting started is half the battle. Here are some of my favorite tips and tricks for your seasonal makeover.

  • As you’re rotating your seasonal wardrobe, try something new this year. Dress your closet the opposite you would dress yourself with shirts on the bottom and pants on the top. You will be able to better sort through your separates and give the clothes in your closet better hanging room.
  • Get your shoes and winter boots off the ground. Use closet shelves to avoid losing your shoes to the bottom of your closet. Another tip is to store foul weather footwear in a bin in the mudroom or on special shelves in the garage to save closet space and keep floor areas clean.
  • When getting ready to entertain this holiday season, press your linens (tablecloth, placemats, napkins) and hang on pant hangers instead of folding in a drawer. This will save time ironing and digging through piles of linen when it comes time to having guests over for the holiday meal.
  • Use containers, racks and baskets in the garage to store summer games and sports equipment. Also, try wall hooks for large items you’ll need, like snow shovels and leaf blowers.

When it comes down to it, if you merely neaten your mess, you’ll be back in clutter a month later. Take the opportunity to do it right, and you’ll have a lifetime of organizational bliss.

What are your favorite organizing tips for the transition from summer to fall? Let me know in the comments!

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