Fall Bedroom and Closet Organization
Early Fall is a great time to switch over our wardrobes in Preparation for winter. It is important to set aside some time for this task as too many can fall into the trap of just shoving summer gear into the corner or letting them pile up on the dresser. So here are some tips to keeping organized as we switch into the colder seasons.
Schedule a few hours to a half a day for a full switchover, This is important as you don’t want to get caught in a bind where you start the project and are unable to finish. This will leave you feeling panicked and your room in a disarray until you have time to get to it again. No one wants to sleep in a room that’s all pulled apart and untidy
nor do you want to come home from a long day wanting to unwind and see piles of stuff everywhere, only to feel like you still have another full workload in your room. Too many times we start a project with great intentions and get half way through, get distracted and it ends up never getting done.
Start by pulling all your spring/summer wear out. Edit all the clothes you didn’t wear this past summer. Next Edit all the clothes that don’t spark joy for you anymore. If you aren’t feeling them or just know you aren’t going to wear them again pass them along so someone else can love them as much as you did when you purchased them. Ensure you toss out or Fabric recycle anything that is torn or stained.
Next pull all your fall/winter clothes to the front.
Do a quick go through and ensure its all items you love and spark joy for you currently. Anything that no longer sparks joy, place in your edit pile. Remember there is always someone
else out that who will love it so its more then fair for you to pass it along so someone can make use of it.
Ensure all your toques, scarves, mitts and boots are now easily accessible. You do not want to get stuck scrambling for them while you’re on your way out the door for work or school. Have a spot by your front door ready for everyone to grab their essentials quickly and go, this step will save you lots of time and frustration in the morning. If all you have is a hook, have each person tuck their mitts into their toque and tuck them into their hood on their jacket.
Lastly its time to switch over your Bed to your warm blankets. If you have warmer sheets change those first and then add your big warm fluffy duvet or quilt. Top your bed with some nice throw pillows or blanket This will end off your fall bedroom/ closet Transformation.
Tip: Are the tops of all your bedroom surfaces clear of clutter? Make sure to have these areas as clear as possible with only maybe a couple of your favorite décor pieces. This ensures your room looks and feels serene as soon as anyone enters it as your eye isn’t drawn to a pile of clutter as soon as you enter your room.
Once all these steps are completed you are ready for the new season. As a reward,
make a nice warm tea/coffee and sit and enjoy your fleshly made over space. You worked so hard and you deserve to take a few moments to enjoy the
fresh new energy of your room.
Organize by Flo was selected by Redfin as a top Delta, BC organizing expert. See the Redfin article we were featured in: The Ultimate Fall Home Organization Checklist to Prep Your Home for the Season | Redfin
Florena Davies is a Professional Organizer and Owner of Organize by Flo. She uses her experience as a wife and mother of 2 to create real life organizational systems and changes for work and home that allow our 2 worlds to co-exist and 'Flo" together. Check out her website at https://www.organizebyflo.com/ and on Instagram @organizebyflo.