Yesterday, the weather finally began taking a turn. It was rainy, skies were gloomy, and scattered cool breezes brushed us by; there may have even have been thunder somewhere in the distance.
Goodbye hot shorts and crop tops. Hello fuzzy sweaters and oversized coats. It's time for a seasonal clothing swap.
The first order of business is putting away summer clothes. It's both challenging and tricky because some clothes work for both seasons (and mid-season), but worry not, follow these 9 steps and you'll come out feeling like a true professional closet organizer.
1 // Part with clothes you never wear
Ask yourself (honestly) if you've worn them once this past summer. If yes, keep them. If no, they got to go. Better yet, donate them to a charity of your choice. If you do then you'll have more space for storage. (Fact: there are over one million Syrian refugees in the country.)
2 // Keep essential summer items like tank tops and easy tees
You might wear them in winter, especially that it's typical to get 25 degrees Celsius spikes in the middle of winter in Lebanon.
3 // Wash and iron all your dirty and wrinkled clothes before packing them away
You'll appreciate it when you unpack for summer. You will.
4 // Sort your clothes by garment type
That way if you urgently need to locate a dress for a destination wedding where it'll be summer, then you'll know where to look.
5 // Hang some and fold other clothes when storing
This will depend on the material of the item you are packing. Some material will wrinkle heavily and it'll be a nightmare straightening them up after several months of storage.
6 // Choose the right packaging
What everyone recommends is to go for plastic sealable containers. It's the best material and way to protect your clothes against moth and insects - unlike cardboard or regular plastic bags.
7 // Put heavier items at the bottom to avoid creasing the lighter ones
It would typically be items like jeans, pants and long dresses at the bottom.
8 // Label your packaging
It just makes things more organized. Your eyes will really like that.
9 // Choose the right place for storage
A lot of you might be tight with space but be sure to store your clothes in dry and ventilated places to avoid mold reaching into your clothes.