Declutter your seasonal wardrobe like a pro

Written by SM Team

December 21, 2023



Organising your clothing by season is a simple yet effective way to maintain an orderly and functional wardrobe. It saves you time and also extends the life of your garments, makes wardrobe planning easier and optimises your closet space. Create a well-organised wardrobe that effortlessly adapts to the ever-changing seasons, so you’re always prepared and stylish.

Keeping our wardrobe organised requires time and attention, so if you have a busy schedule or in the middle of moving, the time and attention may end up out the window. We know it: clothes spilling out, hangers askew, dresses half hanging by a strap, wispy ghost-like tshirts crumpled to the floor amongst scattered shoes.

Finding ways to stay organised while maintaining an active lifestyle is challenging. The answer is to put aside time when putting your laundered clothes away each week and commit an hour or two each season for a thorough clear out.

Because as the seasons change, so does our wardrobe. Organising your clothing by seasons brings order to your closet while guaranteeing you can be ready at a moment’s notice. Decision fatigue is real, and if we can limit the decisions we have to make on the daily, our wellbeing and decision making skills will be all the better for it. Learn all the hacks to seasonally organising your wardrobe by seasons while making the process efficient – and enjoyable.

“A good system shortens the road to the goal” – Orison Sweet Marden

Practical tips for organising your wardrobe by season


Keep it efficient

Divide your clothing into the four seasons with some transitional items in there too – this allows you to assess your clothing as you need it.

Organising your clothing by season also streamlines your morning routine. When you can easily access the clothing you need according to the event or occasion, you’ll save time while reducing the stress of frantically searching through a cluttered closet.

Make your pieces last longer

Seasonal rotation allows you to take regular stock of your wardrobe. You’ll be able to identify items needing repair or cleaning, which preserves the wear and tear of your favourite pieces. It also gives you the opportunity to repurpose or donate clothes that are worn out, no longer fit or need to be replaced.

Wardrobe planning

Separating your wardrobe by seasons allows you to plan and curate outfits easily. It becomes simpler to assess what you have, what you need and what can be repurposed or donated.

Keep only the clothes you’ll be wearing for the next few months in the most accessible areas. Place off-season clothing towards the back or in a separate storage space.

Build a foundation of versatile, high-quality basics that transition seamlessly between seasons. These timeless pieces serve as the backbone of your wardrobe and allows for easy mixing and matching.

Storage solutions

Investing in great storage solutions protects your off-season clothing. Garment bags, vacuum-sealed bags or plastic containers are great to keep your clothing safe from dust, moths and other nasty clothes-wrecking pests. Label storage containers for easy identification.

Make the most out of that space

Optimising closet space for storing off-season clothing elsewhere makes room for the in-season items. Your closet is minimised and decision-making is easier.


If you want to improve your life immediately – clean out the closet. Often, what we hold onto holds us back” — Cheryl Richardson

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