Cleaning & Organising Your Wardrobe for Winterby Janine, Oct 2023
As the days get shorter and the air crisper, it’s that time of year again – winter is knocking on our doors. And with winter comes the need for fluffy scarves, cosy sweaters, and those trusty boots. So, grab a cuppa, put your feet up, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of cleaning and organising your wardrobe for the chilly season ahead.
1. Declutter with Gusto
First things first, let’s tackle the clutter. It’s time to say goodbye to that summer dress you didn’t wear once (we’ve all been there). Start by emptying your wardrobe, sorting through every piece, and ask yourself: “Have I worn this in the last year?” If the answer is “no,” consider donating it to a local charity shop or passing it on to a friend. Remember, someone else might make better use of it.
2. Give It a Good Clean
Your wardrobe probably has a few dust bunnies and cobwebs lurking in the corners. Get out the trusty vacuum cleaner or a duster and give it a good clean. Don’t forget to wipe down the shelves and, if you have drawers, give those a once-over too.
3. The Joy of Organisation
Once the cleaning is done, it’s time for the fun part – organising. Start by grouping similar items together. All your winter coats should be in one section, your knitted jumpers in another, and so on. This not only makes finding your winter essentials a breeze but also adds a touch of order to your daily routine.
4. Get Storage Savvy
In the UK, space can be a luxury, especially in your wardrobe. Utilise storage solutions like hanging shelves, under-bed storage boxes, or hooks on the inside of the wardrobe door to maximise your space. These nifty tricks will help you squeeze in all those winter essentials without creating a chaotic mess. We love these storage boxes from Amazon.
5. Repair and Refresh
Before you pack away your summer clothes (unless you’re lucky enough to have a walk-in closet!), take a moment to inspect each item for any repairs needed. Loose buttons, small tears, or fraying hems can often be easily fixed. Also, consider investing in some moth repellents to protect your winter woollies.
6. Keep Your Essentials Accessible
Those winter must-haves like coats, scarves, and gloves should be easily accessible. No one wants to rummage through a tangled mess every morning in the rush to get out the door. Hang your most-used items at eye level, and fold scarves and gloves neatly in a basket or drawer.
7. Embrace the Seasonal Swap
As you bid farewell to your summer clothes, make sure to store them properly. Fold and pack them in airtight containers to keep them fresh for next year. Label these containers clearly so you can find them when spring arrives.
8. Enjoy the Cosy Vibes
Now that you’ve decluttered and organised your wardrobe, it’s time to embrace the winter season with open arms. Dressing for chilly days becomes a delight when you know exactly where your favourite warm pieces are. Plus, you’ll save time in the morning – more time for a leisurely breakfast!
So there you have it, our guide to getting your wardrobe ready for winter in the UK. Remember, the goal is not just to make your wardrobe look neater but to make your daily life easier and more enjoyable. So get to work, and you’ll be sipping hot chocolate in your cosy winter sweater in no time. Happy winter wardrobe organising!