6 Easy Tips to Prepare Your Spring Wardrobe

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Since we are approaching the warmer months, it’s time to start preparing your spring wardrobe.

There are certain things I like to do during seasonal switchovers to prepare my clothes for the next season.

When we take care to store and put our clothes away at the end of one season, we get more excited about them when we open them up the following year!

This helps prevent us from running out and buying more things we don’t need. It's more pleasant to shop your closet when you’re inspired by what’s in your wardrobe.

Tools and materials:

  • Electric shaver or debobbler
  • Steamer
  • Cloth storage bags
Removing pilling

1. Remove pilling from your clothes

I don’t know about you, but doing laundry and maintenance tasks are some of my favorite ways to just relax and chill out!

You can put a movie on in the background and just get stuff done. I like to go through all of my sweaters and coats, especially the ones made of wool, and use an electric shaver to take off all the bobbles.

Conair Defuzzer

Pay close attention to areas like under the arms or anywhere the fabric really rubs.

You can use an electric shaver or Debobbler on all kinds of fabrics from wools to synthetic blended polyester fabrics as well as cashmere.

My favorite thing to use is my Conair Defuzzer which I bought second-hand. They usually retail for less than $50 and last a really long time.

Handwashing clothes

2. Handwash your knits

Another thing I like to do to prepare for storage is hand wash my knits.

Handwashing your knits, especially the delicate ones, will help them last longer. Make sure you’re using tepid water, anywhere between 30 and 40 degrees.

Rather than drying my knitwear on a rack, I like to lay them out on a towel. Drying them on a rack can stretch things out or make them lose their shape.

Drying knitwear

When I lay my knitwear down to dry, I block it and make sure all the seams line up. That way it dries really nicely.

Especially because I’m storing them, I want them to feel like they’re coming fresh out of a boutique next year.

Moth balls

3. Store in breathable storage containers

Once you’ve debobbled and hand washed your knits, store them in a non-plastic container. A fabric garment bag or a fabric container of some sort would be perfect.

You can add some cedar blocks, cedar oil, or lavender in a little satchel to keep moths away and keep your clothes smelling fresh for when you pull them out next year.

Using material storage options instead of plastic is important. Plastic locks in all the air. This can be problematic if there is still any moisture left because it will allow bacteria to flourish and make a home in your knitwear, which nobody wants.

Cleaning boots

4. Clean your boots for storage

I like to leave some of my winter boots a little scuffed and worn. I think that’s part of the charm.

For other winter boots that are a bit more polished, I’ll take a damp cloth, wipe them down and let them dry before storing them. If there are boots that I didn’t get around to adding rubber soles to yet I will do that now.

Getting a rubber sole adds to the longevity of your boots and prevents slipping.

Steaming clothes

5. Clean and steam your spring clothes

Now that you’ve gone ahead and stored your winter items, pull out your spring pieces. Do what you can to make your clothes look and feel more fresh to get yourself more excited about them.

Making your clothes more appealing is a huge help for shopping your closet and appreciating what you already have.

I like to give all my dresses and tops a good steam. I love the small handheld Conair steamer because it’s small and takes up no space.

Sneaker maintenance guide

If you like a fresh white sneaker now is the time to get them ready.

If they’re a fabric sneaker you can just throw them in the washing machine.

Organizing clothes

6. Organize your clothes

Take a few minutes to reorganize your closet. Look at it as remerchandising. Put all of your spring items out where you can see them.

Check if you’re missing any organization items. Do everything you can to make it easier to shop in your closet.

You can also take stock of items in your wardrobe that you want to make an effort to get more use of. Those are the things that are best to put at eye level to make sure they’re easy to reach and accessible.

Spring wardrobe

Preparing for the new season is all about setting yourself up to enjoy and get creative with what you have.

I hope these tips help you get ready for spring. Share any thoughts, ideas, or questions you have in the comments section.

Check out my post on How to Elevate Your Look With 3 Easy Style Tips.

Suggested materials:
  • Electric shaver or debobbler
  • Steamer
  • Cloth storage bags

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  • Mabel Jacobs Mabel Jacobs on Mar 29, 2023

    I stayed in the house because of the pandemic. So most of my wardrobe was sweats, t-shirts, jeans, lounge sets. Now that it is time to be able to go out again. I looked at my wardrobe and I need dressy clothes. I have over washed in-the-house clothes. Time for new clothing so I can get dressy again. Tossing out items that are too snug, pass their color time and style. Time to prep closet for new spring clothes.