A Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing your Sweaters (from someone who has needed to do this for months…)
Embarrassingly pictured above: my winter sweaters and cardigans. Yes, they have been residing in this large storage tub in our master bedroom since November…or maybe October? As someone who LOVES organizing, and who generally can’t handle NOT being organized, this situation was highly unusual. Personally, I blame it on having a kid, working full time, and the holidays. I just can’t seem to get it together lately, but I’m doing my best. (Anyone else?!)
Sifting through sweaters on a daily basis seemed much easier than taking an hour to organize them. Or at least it did in the moment. In reality, it isn’t. Usually I am searching for a specific sweater or cardigan that I can’t find while trying to occupy Lincoln and also push the cats away from trying to burrow into the soft and warm pile. So, in an effort to force myself to actually get this situation situated, I decided to write a guide to organizing your sweaters.
A Step-by-Step Guide To Organizing Your Sweaters:
1. Sort into Piles
Something about a good pile gets organization off to a productive start. Personally, I like to take this in a few steps. First, I will sort the items I plan to keep, sell, and donate. To sell, I will use local facebook groups I’m in, Poshmark, or eBay. You can easily clear out a few items and deal with them later.
Next, I’ll start to fold clothing and put them into category piles. For example, I have four colors of this Free People sweater (I KNOW), so that is a natural pile. You can also sort by color, fabric, or sweater type – crew neck, turtuleneck, V neck, cardigan, etc. Honestly, do what makes sense to you.
Once I have the sweaters sorted into organized and categorized piles, I look for a place to store them. Now that we have very limited closet space in our new home, I have to be very strategic about where the sweaters go.
2. Put them Away
Although my closet space is limited, I do have some awesome storage solutions. I rely on shelving units to help display my clothes and shoes. And yes, I use the word display. Just because it’s your closet, doesn’t mean it can’t feel special. I love being able to see all of my items and feel like I’m shopping in my own closet.
Back to these shelving units. I had to measure my closet and configure my own combo of shelves to get exactly what I wanted. Fortunately, I was pregnant when I was doing this and in major nesting mode, so it wasn’t too hard. Some of my favorites are this cube unit and this all purpose organizer. You can find all of the shelf options here and shoe storage options here. Of course, you should always go with what works for you and your space. Fortunately, there are endless options.
I hope this step-by-step guide to organizing your sweaters was helpful. Although it was only two steps, sometimes you just need a little push to get your organization into gear!