I've had a few requests for how I rotate my closet. Basically, I have so many clothes, and an average size closet, so I rotate seasonally to ensure everything "gets a turn". So here's how I do it. There is little method to the madness.
First, ALL clothes and accessories come out of the closet. All my cotton sundresses and petticoats on the bed. Shoes and purses in the living room.
The coats and jackets are piled on the couch, having been stored at my grandmothers. Also unpacked sweaters and skirts from a huge cedar chest we have, all contents covering the floor, my house is a mess!
Kitty enjoyed it very much of course. Can you spot him?
Vacuum out all the dust and kitty fuzz (so much kitty fuzz!)
And start with the shoes. Boots! Yay! I had just realized that this vintage shoe rack expands. It was a very
For placing clothes back in the closet it goes as follows: Pick items I know WILL be worn, and that are easy to wear. For example, this dress got worn a lot last autumn, so it goes in the closet first. Then I put in items I want to wear, but may not be everyday things, like this dress.
I don't have a dresser for knits, so I fold them and put them in this hat storage box. Anything knit (or crochet) should be folded, NEVER on a hanger. If you hang them for a long period of time, they'll get those
weird hanger bumps in the shoulders.
And a moth sachet goes in with the knits. These smell pretty good, nothing like musty mothballs.
My one exception for hanging knits is for my mustard sweater. I hang it on a padded hanger at the front of
my coat rack, since I wear it nearly everyday it's best to have easy access to it.
All summer items are packed away. I organize them by tops, bottoms, and dresses, in bins under my bed, suitcases around the house (great decor and storage!), and the cedar chest mentioned earlier. I have one bin under my bed, right across from my closet that have some fall-ish items in there that wouldn't fit in the closet,
just in case I want to wear them, but don't want to dig through everything else.
And another rack holding coats and jackets (and my colorful gloves in the back).
As you can see in the closet photo, not everything is confined to the racks. I never close the closet doors, so robes, belts, and little furry foxes go on them. No space left unused!