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Prepping Your Closet for Cooler Weather

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Instead of scrambling up to the attic to find your sweaters and wool pants when the temperature plummets, it makes sense to take this opportunity to organize your closet and ready it for fall. Check out these tips to get ahead of the seasonal transition:

  • Take the plunge and pull out everything from your closet and lay it on your bed or wherever you can. It’s time to take an inventory and figure out what you can wear and what you should store for the cooler months. Don’t forget that seemingly sum mer items like tanks and camisoles can be used for layering in the winter.
  • While you’re taking stock of your closet, try to be ruthlessly honest about what you really wear. And if you haven’t worn something in more than a year, consider removing it from your closet and donating it to Goodwill, the Salvation Army or any other charity shop. And if you have a dress or gown that’s not likely to be worn, bring it into any Max I. Walker location and we’ll clean it up and sell it at our annual Ultra Chic Boutique, where it will be sold to raise money for charity.
  • Before you pack away your warm weather clothing make sure everything is clean and pressed before it gets stored. Linen items and other pieces that require special care should be dry cleaned by a specialist, so bring them in to any Max I. Walker location, and we’ll make sure they’re ready and right before you pick them up. Better yet, call us for our free Home/Office Pickup & Delivery service, and we’ll pick up and deliver your dry cleaning at your home or office at your convenience!
  • Before you hang up and fold your incoming fall clothing, take the opportunity to make a want/need list so that the next time you go clothes shopping, you get exactly what you need rather than buying your third gray turtleneck.
  • Create ready-to-go outfits. Instead of hanging all your blouses or sweaters together, consider arranging your closet by outfit, hanging skirts and pants with matching tops and sweaters. This can save you considerable time in the morning when you’re trying to figure out what to wear. As the season progresses, you can mix and match and change up which items go with which.