Another task to get ready for fall is switching out your clothes. It’s time to put away the flip flops, shorts, swimwear, and sundresses and unearth the sweats and sweaters.
Even if you (like me) don’t have sufficient space to move things to a different closet or other location, you can still shift things in your closet or drawers to make the clothes you’ll need in the months ahead more easily accessible. I don’t want to have to dig through my tanks and camis to find the sweater I want to wear and to move 5 pairs of sandals every time I need my boots. So. I move the clothes I’ll be wearing more frequently to a place that I can get to them quickly. (For the same reason, my formal, fancy dresses live in the back of my closet while the go-to skirts and dresses hang front and center.)
But, please, don’t just move clothes around unthinkingly. The seasonal switching of clothes is a great time to review your wardrobe. Here are some things you should ask:
Things that need to be cleaned or mended should be set aside and taken care of as quickly as possible. Items you no longer need should be set aside for donation or consignment (when that’s possible again) or recycling.
As for me, I did the sort at the end of August. I have to admit that I kept more than I need, mostly because the current situation is so fluid. If I’m back in the office five days a week, I need fewer t-shirts. If I’m at home more often, I need fewer cardigans. But until I know, I will keep a reasonable number of both and look forward to paring back when necessary.