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4 Steps to Organizing Sweaters

4 Steps to Organizing Sweaters

Finally, it’s almost sweater season! Turtlenecks, off-the-shoulder wraps, and sweater dresses are officially back on the shelves in stores. With the cool, crisp mornings in many parts of the country, it’s time to rotate the closet. Organizing sweaters can be tricky. they take up more room in the closet or drawers than your summer blouses or shirts. getting them to stay on a hanger can be an adventure. So how do you keep these fashionable, must-have fall fashion items in line?

We’ve put together 4 steps to organizing sweaters that will have you grabbing a pumpkin latte in no time.

Step 1: Sort!

Are you catching on yet? The first step to organizing sweaters (or anything else) is to sort through what you have and get rid of what you don’t want or need. Some of your sweaters may not be in the best condition. You’ll be able to see when pulling them out of storage which sweaters have outlived their threads. Sweaters that are faded, don’t fit, or are no longer in style anymore should hit the donation bin.

Step 2: Plan

What does your current organization system look like? If you’ve got hanging space, invest in sturdy anti-slip hangers that will cling to the fabric of sweaters. Sweaters are slippery and heavy, and you don’t want hangers snapping or sweaters falling to the floor. When organizing sweaters in drawers or bins,  fold sweaters neatly into coordinated piles: cardigans in one pile, turtlenecks in another, and so on.

Step 3: Color Code

Organizing sweaters by color is a handy system to use. Whether your sweaters are hanging in the closet or stacked in a bin, color coding can make it easier to see what you have and choose what to wear. Darkest to lightest is a simple strategy, so that regardless of how your sweaters are stored, you have a general idea where each item is.

Step 4: Don’t Overwhelm Storage

Stacking sweaters too high can cause them to fall over into chaotic, messy piles. Too many sweaters hanging can bend a flimsy closet rod. Shelf dividers or cube systems are great choices for organizing sweaters (or just about anything else in your closet). If you know there are sweaters you tend to reach for often, keep those at the front of whatever organization system you choose.

Don’t spend one more fall season with your sweaters in a pile at the bottom of your closet. Nothing is worse than reaching for your favorite cozy sweater only to discover it’s impossible to find. Sweater season is an amazing time of year, and these organization tips will help you get the most out of your favorite cold-weather items.

Cris Sgrott

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