Glam Up Your Closet For Spring
Spring has sprung, and with home refreshing in the mix, isn't it time to reorganize your closet?
With the warm weather on the way, it is clearly time to move out the winter clothes and bring in your new wardrobe for the new season.
As climate can be extreme in Canada, we are constantly in a state of shifting wardrobes. For me at this time of year, that means reorganizing my closet entirely so that all of my winter pieces are neatly relocated. The odd spring day might sport a bit of a chill, but certainly not requiring the layers of February.
Removing everything from your closet and having a plan is a good start. Some years my wardrobe expands with suits, or it might be handbags so I have to rethink how I can keep everything in an accessible place.
I make sure that all of my blouses and dresses are together on soft satin hangers — important so the shoulders don’t lose shape. Jeans and casual clothes have their own section in the closet, opposite skirts and workwear.
Although there never seems to be enough space, I still like my clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories to be seen at a glance.
Also a good tip? Storing your most-used items at eye level and least-used items up high. As well, I like to keep my shoes the most accessible and visible as it is easy to forget what is available.
Having sectional drawers to separate items is ideal. IKEA has mastered all of the options for moveable compartments to house belts, scarves, jewellery and accessories. I personally love drawers for folded items and I never overload them.
Important too, is coordinating hangers to keep the closet's appearance looking neat. Having the right pant, skirt and dress hangers also helps items keep their structure.
Don’t over-clutter otherwise clothes can get jammed in and wrinkly.
Another excellent choice is the use of wicker baskets — very useful for items like stockings and socks.
A walk-in wardrobe is not always an option. If space is available in a spare bedroom you can use the room to create a walk-in closet. With the many organizing solutions available, any size closet can be a good and extremely functional space.
There are many productive ways to glam up your closet. A simple chandelier, a little decorative rug and - if space allows - a little piece of artwork with fresh flowers.
And as a final thought: I keep my favourite L’Occitane Verbena room diffuser in with my clothes so they too have a seasonal fresh scent.
'Tis the season for change. Enjoy.
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