Whether it actually feels like it in your town or not, fall is now upon us. With every new season comes opportunities for new changes — different weekend activities, updated routines, cozy recipes to try, and even a new wardrobe. If you're looking to change over your closet this fall, check out these easy tips from Jiffy Steamer for getting organized.
Declutter by type
In order to see what you currently have and what you may need to purchase, the best way is to take everything out of the closet. Then, sort by type of clothing — pants together, dresses together, sweaters in a pile, etc. Examine each category on its own so you can really get a sense for what you wear and what's been collecting dust.
Clean the space
Once you have your items pared down — but before you put wanted clothes back in the closet — bust out your cleaning supplies and physically clean the space. You rarely have this kind of access to your closet, so take advantage of it. You'd be surprised by how much dust and dirt can accumulate in such a small space!
Donate unworn pieces
Take your unwanted (yet serviceable, in-tact) clothing to a local resale store or shelter. Just because you no longer enjoy wearing the item doesn't mean it can't get a new lease on life with someone else!
Freshen up your fall clothing
Have sweaters, coats or scarves that sat in storage bins or tucked away into a corner of your closet since winter? While you have them all out in the open, take this opportunity to get them fresh so you're prepared for that first chilly day. A personal clothing steamer or handheld steamer provides quick and effective solutions for just this problem. Hit them with a spritz of steam spray beforehand for an extra boost of freshness.
Strategize your setup
Before you hastily throw your curated clothing back in to your now-clean closet, think about the best way to get organized. Think about what you reach for most (or least), and make sure your ease of access to those items is thought through accordingly. For those of us that don't have the luxury of a large closet, Jiffy's small closet solutions can help make the most of your space.
Store clothes properly
Be sure you're storing your items in a way that is efficient, organized and extends the life of those pieces. For instance, anything delicate or structured — like dresses, button-ups or coats — should be hung in the same direction. Fold sturdier clothes like sweaters and denim as they're less likely to crinkle and lose their shape in stacks.
Cleaning out your closet is not always the most fun way to spend your time, but by committing a few hours to the task, you'll get a fresh start for fall! No matter the time of year, a Jiffy clothing steamer is your best friend when it comes to keeping your clothes (and home) fresh with little effort. So whether you need help with breaking in new leather footwear this fall or are trying to keep your tablecloth wrinkle-free for holiday get-togethers, let the Jiffy do the job.