And I will be back, I promise!
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Every 6 months, at the end of September and at the end of March, I clean out my custom-built walk-in closet, and I pack away my past seasonal clothes and bring out my next seasonal items. I love rediscovering wardrobe items, although some of them don't make the cut.
I recently did my autumn/winter reset, and packed away my spring/summer goodies. Here's what it all looked like. Really, it's barely managed chaos!
I used to work in a gift shop that had to be dusted constantly. I loath dusting, but I did learn a good trick for it: start on one wall and just work your way around, bit by bit. If you look at the entire task, it's far too daunting, but one small piece at a time is okay.
So, starting on the left, I went through all of my blouses, longer/full-length skirts and trousers and pulled out those that are too light-weight for cool weather.
Next, I pull out all of my summery dresses. I have a LOT of them, so this area got very thin - count the hangers!
This is all of the items I packed away, not including belts, scarves and purses.
My small bag collection.
The chaos of hangers on the left, and my 3 tubs of fall/winter clothes that have been living under the bed for 6 months. I also have at least 6 bags of shoes, boots and more clothes there, ready to be unpacked.
I needed the space for my purses in the closet, and I'm starting to get a bit of a hat collection (I did week out two that I haven't worn very much over the past 6 months).
There's one shelf above this that has my very fancy purses (you can see the black bead fringe hanging on the left). These are my more frequently used bags, and a couple more hats and a fascinator.
My lowest shelf of sleeveless and short-sleeved sweaters for wearing under jackets.
I had to actually move my very small trouser assortment to the "long hang" area where I keep my dresses.
Speaking of skirts...
And my jackets. I've been doing well lately with finding some good ones.
I tried to be ruthless with my shoes. I did get rid of 2 pairs of sky-high ones that I just can't wear any more. Why was I keeping them? They were taking up valuable real estate!
There they are again...
I was so happy to unpack my bootie collection!
I always rearrange my shoes so that my eyes don't get used to seeing them the same way. It helps me rotate them in my wardrobe.
I see empty space!
I think I need some new shoes...
I hope you enjoyed my little closet tour!