Kick start spring cleaning with our 3 closet transition tips

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Whether the seasons are changing, you’re getting ready for a tropical vacation, or you’re just on a cleaning kick, it’s a great time to go through your clothes and declutter your closet! Pulling out your spring or summer clothes can be exciting but it also means you have to put away your winter clothes.

How to declutter your closet for spring

If you want to keep your clothes in good shape while they’re in hibernation, follow our top three closet transition tips!

1. Purge your winter clothes

Get rid of the winter clothes that you didn’t wear or you wore too much. Donate the items that are in good repair and throw out the rest. If you feel overwhelmed with the amount of clothes you no longer need, reach out to a local junk removal company, like 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, and all you have to do is point at what you want gone and they’ll take care of the rest. 

2. Wash winter away

Give your clothes a good clean. Even if that cable-knit looks spotless it could be harboring dirt or tiny insects that erode fabrics over time. Avoid mold by making sure your clothes are super dry before packing them up. Martha Stewart recommends tying a bunch of chalk together with a rubber band and hanging it in your closet to absorb extra moisture in the air. 

3. Prepare for storage. 

When you pack clothes away you want to make sure they are in the same condition when you decide to wear them again, so it is crucial to store them properly. Avoid using dry-cleaning bags, they let moisture in and trap it. Heavy-duty garbage bags are actually airtight if you tie them at the top and bottom, but the best option is a garment bag. They’re specifically designed to let your clothing breathe and stay fresh. For extra precaution, throw a few moth repellent cedar balls in, but be sure to avoid traditional mothballs, as they have a strong smell and are full of chemicals.

Remember springtime can be anytime, so don't let the weather stop you from decluttering your closet!

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