(Image credits: Bethany Nauert) Check each item for wear, stains and damage. Make sure to fold (never hang!) your sweaters and try rolling delicate shirts to keep them from getting deep creases from long-term storage. You’ll not only save hanger space, you’ll make getting dressed that much easier since everything available will be weather appropriate. It’s easy and only takes 3 steps. We love using our under-the-bed space for clothes storage but any spare nook or cabinet will do. Be honest with yourself about things you haven’t worn — if you made it though the whole season without touching certain things then it may be time to let them go. Small closet or no, a seasonal clothing switch-out is always a good idea. Sort
Once you pull out all your summer duds, it’s time to sort. If you’ve been stretching your silks or sweaters — wearing them a few times in between dry cleanings — make sure that they’re all freshly washed. See, now doesn’t that feel better? Go forth and organize!