Organize your winter gear
Posted: Monday, Oct. 22, 2012
With colder air fast approaching, it is time to get out the winter gear. Scarves, hats, gloves, heavy jackets. But what are you going to do with all that gear?Organize and store coats near the front door. If you dont have a coat closet, then I recommend creating a landing area. A covered bench and some hooks are a great way to start. Another suggestion is to turn your closet into the landing area by taking off the door. Next, think about where you would like to store your gloves and scarves. Should they go in the bedroom with your other accessories or by the coats? I generally store scarves in my bedroom closet. I look at it like another accessory and prefer to have those in one place. On the other hand, I store my gloves, hats, and coats with the jackets.There are creative ways you can organize your winter gear, including using a towel rod bar to hang your scarves, using an over-the-door shoe organizer (clear organizers work best), or storing gloves and hats in baskets. Be sure to donate any winter gear that you no longer wear or love. There are several coat drives throughout the season; they would greatly appreciate anything you no longer like.Think of your winter gear as an extension of your wardrobe & fashion style. If the fabric is itchy or bulky or unflattering, then donate to a good cause and take the excuse to buy a new one!And lastly, organizing by color will help you find what you need when you need it! If you purchased it, then you probably like it. If you like it, then you probably want to wear it.
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