Updated: Apr 10
As spring approaches, it's time to start thinking about prepping your laundry for the warmer weather ahead. This can be a daunting task, so here are some helpful tips on how to get your wardrobe ready for the season. From freshening up your linen skirts to stowing away wool winter items, this guide will have your laundry looking its best when the spring sunshine arrives. Read on to learn more about prepping your laundry items for spring.
1. Inspect Your Clothing for Damage
It's important to take a close look at your clothing before packing it away or laundering it. If you can, take the items to a laundromat, where you can examine them under better lighting than at home. Look for any rips, tears, stains, or other signs of damage that may have occurred over the winter. If something is damaged beyond repair, make sure to get rid of it – either through donation or disposal. For any pieces that can be fixed, make sure to note them and take them to a tailor for mending as soon as possible.
2. Wash All of Your Clothing
As the warm weather is arriving soon, it's a great time to get the winter wear ready to put away for another year. Start by taking all of your winter clothes to the laundromat and washing them in a hot cycle. This will help to remove any bacteria or germs that might have accumulated while you were wearing the clothing over the winter months. If you don’t own a washing machine, the laundromat is a great place to get your clothes washed. If you have any delicate items, you may want to consider hand washing or using the gentle cycle. Once your clothes are clean, they’re ready to be put away until the cold weather returns.
3. Organize Your Clothing by Season
Making sure your clothing is organized by season will make life easier. Having warm weather weary ready for the spring and summer and cold weather gear ready during the winter months will make getting out the door easier. Start by sorting through your closet and drawers. Place any clothing that you know won't be worn until the next season in a box or bag and store it away. This will free up space in your closet and make it easier to pick out what you're going to wear each day. For example, if it's currently winter, you'll want to store all of your sandals, shorts, and tanks until it warms up again. Once everything is sorted, you can easily grab the items you need for the current season.
4. Store Out-of-Season Clothing
When the temperatures start to rise, it’s time to start thinking about switching out your winter wear for more spring-appropriate items. To make the transition easier, you’ll want to find a safe place to store away your winter clothing until next year. Consider investing in some plastic storage bins that can be sealed tight and labeled for each season. This will help keep your closet organized and prevent dust and pests from getting into your winter wear. You can also buy cedar-scented sachets or dryer sheets to add a nice scent and help repel moths and other insects. Once you have your storage containers ready to go, simply fold up your winter clothing and place them inside, making sure they are completely sealed. This way, you’ll be able to easily transition between seasons and still have your winter wear when the temperatures drop again!
5. Donate or Sell Clothing You Don't Wear
The end of winter is the perfect time to evaluate your wardrobe and determine what items you want to keep, donate, or sell. If you have clothing that no longer fits or items you don’t wear anymore, consider donating them or selling them so someone else can enjoy them. Many local charities accept donations of gently used clothing and shoes. Alternatively, online marketplaces like eBay and Poshmark allow you to list items for sale and ship them directly to buyers. Either way, you’ll be giving a new life to pieces that may have otherwise ended up in a landfill. As a bonus you will be freeing up space in your home to get yourself organized and also to add new clothes!
Soap Opera Laundromats Cares for the Clothes You Wear
With the help of Soap Opera Laundromats, you can ensure that your clothing is cared for and ready to wear for the season. Whether you do-it-yourself in our comfortable laundromat or if you have our team of professionals do it for you, Soap Opera Laundromats can help you get your winter gear cleaned to put away for another season.
Soap Opera Laundromats wants you to enjoy every moment of the upcoming season in style! Take care of your clothing and treat them with the care they deserve, so that you can look and feel your best. Find a location near you and let us help care for the clothes you wear.