My system is simple really, nothing to it. As always I don’t ever want you to think that what I’m sharing is the only way to do things, it just happens to be the way I do it and I share it in case it might also work for someone else.
I have three shelves in the middle of my closet that act as seasonal storage switch out locations. First thing I do is take out all the shorts and tank tops that are being stored there and pile them up at the foot of the bed. I also include any capri pants or tank tops that are hanging up. Basically anything I would definitely not wear during the winter gets put away.
But FIRST and this is the important part for me, any piece of clothing I haven’t worn during the past summer (winter) I get rid of. I figure if I didn’t wear it all summer there is a reason for it and the chances of me wearing it next summer are more than likely slim to none. I don’t wait till next season to sort them because by then I won’t be able to remember what I wore and didn’t wear. I do my sort right then and there and get ‘er done!
I then pull out my under the bed storage totes and switch out the summer for the winter. All I need are these two totes. Winter stuff includes long sleeve shirts, cords, turtlenecks and fleece pants. Definitely things I would never wear during the summer and so don’t need ready access to.
Winter stuff is put away onto the three shelves or hung up on the right hand side there. Pants are all on the bottom right hand side. Clothes on the left hand side are my dressy clothes and these don’t get changed out as they tend to be worn during all seasons.
My quirk in the closet is that even though I don’t have to have all the same hangers I do have to have them (and the clothes) all facing the same direction. I like my closet to welcome me with uniformity when I open the doors 🙂 Anyone else like that?
You’ll notice I didn’t mention my sweaters. That’s because I keep my sweaters tucked away in a wardrobe here:
The right hand side of the wardrobe is just for my sweaters and flannel jammies. In the summer I have no reason to open this side at all if I don’t want to. As you can see it’s full and since this is the only space I designate for sweaters if I buy a new one I have to get rid of one.