The air is getting warmer. The freesias have pushed up along the sidewalk. And you are just beginning to believe that spring might be near.
Before the weather beckons you outside, spend at least one more day cooped up inside and spring clean your closet.
Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to clean and put away winter clothes and get your summer duds in gear.
Sound overwhelming? It doesn't have to be. Here's how to spring clean your closet.
Most people (unless they live in Miami) have a summer wardrobe and a winter wardrobe - even if the word "wardrobe" sounds a bit fancy for the clothing in their closets.
To maximize closet space - and your clothes' lifespan - tuck the winter duds in for a good summer's rest with a thorough spring cleaning.
Go through all of your clothes and divide them into distinct piles:
You know the drill here. Donate the outgrown or never worn clothing. Clean and repair the rest. Box up the winter clothes for a rest.
While the closet is empty, vacuum it thoroughly and wipe down all shelves.
Now you have the closet ready for clothes that you are going to wear. What a concept. Here's how to take the best care of what you have left.
And finally, don't be like your kids and wear the same thing every day. Clothing needs a rest. (Shoes, too.) If you like it that much - buy two.