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IT’S TIME FOR SEASONAL SWAP OUTS!


woman putting away seasonal items, decluttering

Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is warming up, it’s time to make some shifts inside our home too. The seasonal swap out method is one that we use regularly with our clients and it is a game changer when it comes to making the most of your storage spaces. Especially beneficial in New England, where we embrace all types of weather, this approach ensures you’re ready to enjoy each season to the fullest! In this article we’ve broken the basic principles down so that you can give this system a try.


Declutter the Winter Blues

With warmer weather approaching, it’s time to pack away those heavy winter coats, gloves, and snow boots. Go through your closets and drawers and identify items that could be donated or sold. Gather the items you know you want to use for next year, launder them when appropriate and store them in labeled containers. Then make sure to get them out of your main closets and into a space like a basement, garage, or even under a bed. Items like leather boots should be stored in breathable bags in cool dry spaces to discourage mildew.


Welcome Spring & Summer Gear

Now you can bring out your spring and summer items. Take stock of what you have, fill up bags that can be donated and create a list of things you need to repurchase. Wash items you intend to wear or use during the warmer seasons and place them in easily accessible spots. This could mean the front section of your closet or entry area for things like spring rain jackets or beach bags. This will ensure you aren’t digging through the back of your closet when you decide to make your first trip to the beach this year.


Don’t Forget the Rest of Your Home

The concept of seasonal swap outs extends beyond clothes. Wash and put away winter blankets, flannel sheets and swap out seasonal decor. Store away winter sports gear and snow removal equipment.


Benefits of Seasonal Swap Outs

Not only does this system free up valuable space for in-seasonal items, it also creates a more organized and calm environment. You’ll know exactly where everything is when you need it, eliminating the frantic search for that perfect pair of sandals come summertime. Proper storage protects your clothes and ensures they last longer. By decluttering before storing winter items, you avoid the cycle of accumulating clutter year after year. When it’s time to switch back, everything you need is clean, organized, and easy to find. A seasonal swap out breathes new life into your space and reflects the changing seasons, boosting your mood and overall well-being.


Ready to try but not sure where to begin? Give us a call!


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