Switching out seasonal clothing

Story By: Daisy Martinez, Reporter

Fall is here and it’s time to switch out summer clothing for warmer clothing. Deciding on what to keep and what to store is easier than you think.

Not all of us own  walk-in closets the size of an average bedroom, so we need to make room each season to make clothes fit in our closet.

If you are a fashionista and only want to wear what’s in style, storing and getting rid of your old clothes may be easier for you.

Those that like to keep everything just in case it comes back in style or because they have their own style can always do so. It may take a while deciding on what to keep and what to get rid of, however.

Since the days are getting cooler, reconsider clothing that is light and will not work during cold days.

You also want to store clothing that is not within the season, color or style. Some of the colors this fall and winter are basics like burgundy, navy and black.

Clothing you might want to consider keeping although they are for the summer are tank tops, skirts and some dresses. You can always use a tank as an undershirt. Dresses can go with tights and skirts also go with boots.

Gentlemen, you may want to keep all your T-shirts to wear under heavy layering clothes.

After you decided what to keep, you need to clean your closet. Vacuum it well and check for any signs of insects.  Also, make sure the clothes you store are clean to avoid pests.

Some tips to note while storing: never use cardboard boxes because they can break and attract insects. It’s best to use plastic containers with lids. To avoid mold and mildew, make sure the containers are airtight.

Also, don’t store your clothes in the attic or basement. These places are very humid and can create mold and mildew, and most likely insects are there. Keep your clothes inside your home or a climate-controlled area.

If you are finding cleaning and organizing hard to start, begin by putting away clothes you didn’t bother to use during the summer.

Sometimes we tend to keep clothes that are cute but were never used for any occasion.

With clothes you didn’t use twice during the season, you have to ask yourself “Do I love it?” If the answer is “no,” it’s best to donate it. Since heavier clothing takes up more space in your closet, you really need to have only what will be used during the next two seasons.

If you don’t know where to donate, thrift stores are one option. Some may be willing to take a pick of your donations. You can also donate at your local church or have a yard sale and earn some money selling what’s not necessary for you.

Fall is here and it’s time to switch out summer clothing for warmer clothing. Deciding on what to keep and what to store is easier than you think.

Not all of us own  walking closets the size of an average bedroom, so we need to make room each season to make clothes fit in our closet.

If you are a fashionista and only want to wear what’s in style, storing and getting rid of your old clothes may be easier for you. Those that like to keep everything just in case it comes back in style or because you have your own style can always do so. It may take a while deciding on what to keep and what to get rid of, however.

Time to get started. Since the days are getting cooler reconsider clothing that is light and will not work during cool days. You also want to store clothing that is not within the season color or style. Some of the colors this fall and winter are basic, cool or warm colors.

Clothing you might want to consider keeping although they are summer clothes are tank tops, skirts and some dresses. You can always use a tank as an undershirt. Dresses can go with tights and skirts also go with boots. Gentlemen, you may want to keep all your T-shirts to wear under heavy layering clothing.

After you decided what to keep you need to start by cleaning your closet. Vacuum it well and check for any signs of insects.  Also, make sure the clothes you store are clean to avoid pest.

Some tips to note while storing: never use cardboard boxes because they can break and attract insects. It’s best to use plastic containers with lids. To avoid mold and mildew make sure the containers are airtight.

Also, don’t store your clothes in the attic or basement. These places are very humid and can create mold and mildew, and most likely insects are there. Keep your clothes inside your home or a climate-controlled area.

If you are finding cleaning and organizing hard to start, begin by putting away clothes you didn’t bother to use during the summer. Sometimes we tend to keep clothes that are cute but yet were never used for any occasion.

With clothes you didn’t use twice during the season, you have to ask yourself “Do I love it?” If the answer is “no,” it’s best to donate it. Since heavier clothing takes up more space in your closet, you really need to have only what will be used during those next two seasons.

If you don’t know where to donate, thrift stores are one option. Some may be willing to take a pick of your donations. You can also donate at your local church or have a yard sale and earn some money selling what’s not necessary for you.

Fall is here and it’s time to switch out summer clothing for warmer clothing. Deciding on what to keep and what to store is easier than you think.

Not all of us own  walking closets the size of an average bedroom, so we need to make room each season to make clothes fit in our closet.

If you are a fashionista and only want to wear what’s in style, storing and getting rid of your old clothes may be easier for you. Those that like to keep everything just in case it comes back in style or because you have your own style can always do so. It may take a while deciding on what to keep and what to get rid of, however.

Time to get started. Since the days are getting cooler reconsider clothing that is light and will not work during cool days. You also want to store clothing that is not within the season color or style. Some of the colors this fall and winter are basic, cool or warm colors.

Clothing you might want to consider keeping although they are summer clothes are tank tops, skirts and some dresses. You can always use a tank as an undershirt. Dresses can go with tights and skirts also go with boots. Gentlemen, you may want to keep all your T-shirts to wear under heavy layering clothing.

After you decided what to keep you need to start by cleaning your closet. Vacuum it well and check for any signs of insects.  Also, make sure the clothes you store are clean to avoid pest.

Some tips to note while storing: never use cardboard boxes because they can break and attract insects. It’s best to use plastic containers with lids. To avoid mold and mildew make sure the containers are airtight.

Also, don’t store your clothes in the attic or basement. These places are very humid and can create mold and mildew, and most likely insects are there. Keep your clothes inside your home or a climate-controlled area.

If you are finding cleaning and organizing hard to start, begin by putting away clothes you didn’t bother to use during the summer. Sometimes we tend to keep clothes that are cute but yet were never used for any occasion.

With clothes you didn’t use twice during the season, you have to ask yourself “Do I love it?” If the answer is “no,” it’s best to donate it. Since heavier clothing takes up more space in your closet, you really need to have only what will be used during those next two seasons.

If you don’t know where to donate, thrift stores are one option. Some may be willing to take a pick of your donations. You can also donate at your local church or have a yard sale and earn some money selling what’s not necessary for you.