Spring into action – Attack the winter clothes

Spring is here.  As winter slowly leaves so should your winter clothes.  As you wear something for the last time this season,  a warm sweater, scarf, pants etc.

  1.  decide if you like it,
  2. does it fit,
  3. do you get compliments when you wear it?

If the answer is yes then wash it and store it away for next year.  Continue with the process until all your warm clothing has been cleaned and put away making space and easy access for your spring wardrobe.  Any clothing that doesn’t fit, you don’t like, or is too complicated or expensive to launder can be donated.  Clothing with stains and holes can be donated to textile recycling

Winter clothing

Spring into action and pack away warm clothing after each load of laundry


Spring clothes

Make your spring wardrobe accessible, remove your winter clothes

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Tell us your tips for organizing your clothing 


Julie Stobbe, professional organizerJulie Stobbe is a Trained Professional Organizer and Lifestyle Organizing Coach who brings happiness to homes and organization to offices, in person and virtually. She has been working with clients since 2006 to provide customized organizing solutions to suit their individual needs and situation. She uses her love of physical activity to reduce clutter, in your home and office. She guides and supports you to manage your time. If you’re in a difficult transition Julie can coach you to break-free of emotional clutter constraining you from living life on your terms. Online courses are available to help instruct, coach and support your organizing projects. Get started by downloading Tips for Reorganizing 9 Rooms.

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  1. ellie borjan on March 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

    you are absolutely right spring in action 🙂

    • Julie Stobbe on March 3, 2015 at 1:55 pm

      Can’t wait to get back into the spring and summer clothing.

  2. Seana Turner on April 8, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I have been going through this with some clients. One thing I would add would be to consider if it will fit NEXT YEAR, especially if you have children. If the snow pants were just barely long enough on your son this year, don’t store them. He’s going to need new ones next year.

    • Julie Stobbe on April 8, 2019 at 10:48 am

      Thanks for additional tip. My mind was focused on adults. Thanks for information that will help the entire family.

  3. Janet Barclay on April 8, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Thank you for the reminder to launder my winter outdoor wear now, instead of discovering in the fall that it needs to be done.

    • Julie Stobbe on April 8, 2019 at 10:45 am

      You’re welcome. I believe there is some information about washing body oils off clothing before storing it, so that is why I recommend washing it. But it does make it easier in the fall/winter when your clothes are ready to wear.

  4. Nancy Haworth on April 8, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    These are great tips for getting ready for a new season. “Do you get compliments when you wear it?” is a wonderful question to ask yourself when deciding whether on not to keep something.

    • Julie Stobbe on April 9, 2019 at 2:59 pm

      It always puts a smile on my face when someone says that looks fabulous.

  5. Linda Samuels on April 8, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    I love making the fall/winter to spring/summer clothing switches for myself and clients. As you highlit, seasonal shifts are the ideal time of year to evaluate what stays and what goes. When I’m making the switch I edit the outgoing and in coming seasons. The clothing I’m ready to let go is given to family or donated. Only a portion of my closet gets cycled because pieces are suitable for all seasons.

    • Julie Stobbe on April 9, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      I have also found with my clients that they have a larger portion of their wardrobe that they wear year round. Perhaps it is a money saving strategy, a way to simplify their wardrobe or they find they don’t need a lot of clothing for the colder weather. Perhaps the weather isn’t as cold any more for long periods of time.

  6. Janet Schiesl on April 9, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Spring just arrived here so this decluttering task is on my list. It always makes me happy to put the winter clothing away!

    • Julie Stobbe on April 9, 2019 at 2:53 pm

      I enjoy having a new wardrobe without spending any time or money to get it too.

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