This article is a guest post by Jessica Schanberg of Chicago based Pixel Peony. She is a computer savvy Personal Assistant and Personal Organizer/Graphic Designer. As an organizer, Jessica is adept at creating systems for her clients that help them to live better clutter-free lives in their environments.

It’s that time of year. You’ve got a jumble of things in your closets and drawers for different seasons. Now is a perfect time to go through your clothes and put them into categories, so you can better see what you really need for the upcoming colder months.

Making Piles

Take everything out of your closets and drawers and make neat piles.
Make a pile for:
1. Spring and Summer clothes (bathing suits, shorts, capris, t-shirts, etc.)
2. Sweaters and long-sleeved shirts.
3. Dress pants and casual pants
4. Lightweight and heavier jackets.

You may think of other categories as you look through your things. These are just the basic categories.

Storage and Donation

Once you’ve gone through your clothes, you may find that some are a bit worn or out of season. Maybe they just don’t fit as well as they once did. These are the clothes you can donate to your favorite charity. Then, I recommend storing your Spring and Summer clothes in clear plastic tubs, so you can see what you have stored.


Now that you have some of your clothes stored and donated, you can concentrate on organizing your closet and wardrobe with this seasons staples. Keep like with like: pants hanging together, sweaters in one drawer and so on. This will make it easier for you to find all of the pieces that you need, as you get ready for your day.

Hard Work

This may seem like an awful lot of work, but once you are done you will have a clutter free closet and drawers. There’s nothing nicer than being able to actually find what you are looking for at 7am when you are getting ready for work.

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