The move from summer to fall is a prime opportunity to take inventory of cluttered closets and get organized for colder weather.
Professional organizer Nicole Anzia offers a few tips:
–First take everything out of the closet.
–Separate summer items and toss out what’s endured too much sand and chlorine.
–Only after inventory should you head to the store for bins and baskets for storage.
–Bigger isn’t always better. Large containers make it too easy to keep things you don’t need.
–Put fall and winter items front and center.
–It’s really best to fold sweaters to keep their shape.
–Store them in boxes to keep insects away.
–Closets without shelving can use hanging bags, like ones at The Container Store .
— Hanging cedar blocks on closet rods also keep bugs at bay while giving the closet a pleasant scent.
Organizing a closet for fall may take two or three hours but could save time later on.
“My goal with all of my clients is to really make sure that they can see all of their pieces so that they can just come in, look, and it’s easy to make a decision about what to wear,” Anzia said.