Expert Guide to Transitioning Your Wardrobe
Posted on March 17 2020
Spring is in the air....How to transition your wardrobe seasonally
Lisa Jacobs; mother, sister, mover, shaker, professional organizer, life coach and founder of Imagine it Done, the NY-based organization and lifestyle company. Lisa is passionate about interior design makeovers, space maximization and function. She brings her deep aesthetic sensibilities and good taste to every organizational challenge. Lisa began sharing tips and tricks many decades ago, to her children, neighbors and eventually clients. After moving countless times throughout her life, Lisa discovered her innate ability to organize whatever chaos came her way. Her talent for packing, unpacking, decluttering and arranging became her passion in life, resulting in a business of her own, Imagine it Done. Lisa’s vast creative and management experience allows Imagine it Done to deliver a full spectrum of services. Lisa and her staff work tirelessly to create beautiful and functional spaces to fit the lifestyle of their clients. By educating their clients how to maximize space in consideration with lifestyle, clients learn the value of efficiency and time management.
Meet the Expert:
How to create an organized closet:
At Imagine it Done we like to say, “an organized space is an organized mind is an organized life!” We believe in creating functional spaces so you can maintain a healthy, joyful, and productive lifestyle.
When it comes to closets and wardrobes, many of us find it helpful to optimize space by swapping out clothing from season to season. This means that with Spring approaching, it is nearing time for our Winter clothes to be placed in storage and our Spring clothes to be displayed and worn again!
Although this process can definitely help a wardrobe stay clean and organized, the seasonal transition is no easy feat. The best advice in getting organized is to be realistic. Set goals that you know can be accomplished and tackle one task at a time. Along with that, keep in mind that the hardest part is getting started. As you get familiar with the process, just like learning to ride a bike, it will become routine and unforgettable.
Transitioning a wardrobe allows for an opportunity to take inventory of what you have, and organize accordingly. So first and foremost, Edit!!! Sort through each and every item and make decisions. What items do you love and need to keep, and what can you donate, give away, consign, or toss? Do this exercise with both seasons of clothing to insure you’re only keeping what you need.
Next, Categorize! When categorizing clothing, be mindful of your lifestyle. Separate according to your daywear, business wear, evening wear, activewear, weekend wear, swimwear, and sleepwear. The same rule applies to accessories. This will make getting dressed for any occasion easy-breezy. Utilize this thought process for both seasons of clothes. Hang up your Spring collection based on this categorization, but put away your Winter attire similarly as well. This consistency will make the process that much easier moving forward.
Then, Edit once again. This time should be a breeze. Ask yourself just to confirm, “is everything here definitely something I need?”
And lastly, Curate! Has every item been placed in the most sensible space? Organize with love, direction and deliberation. Attention to detail not only makes it look nice, but it also creates maintainable function for your day to day life.
No Storage Unit?:
No problem. Storage beds are a great and realistic alternative for storing extra linens and towels, out-of-season clothing, memorabilia, and more. You don’t always need to buy additional space for storage. Instead, consider different ways to optimize the space you already have first!
The most crucial accessory for an organized closet is hangers. Uniforming hangers will maximize every square inch of space and give your closet an overall finished look.
Any closet – regardless of how big it is, can be full of clutter. Closet organization is about editing, categorizing, curating, and labeling. Everything has a place that makes sense!
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