Most organising gurus will tell you that you should pack up your clothes at the end of each season and rotate in the new season’s clothes. It makes sense: why have to sort through a whole bunch of items to find something that’s seasonally appropriate, right?
But what happens when (as occurred last week here in Adelaide) our steadily dropping late-Autumn temperatures suddenly shot back up to the low 30s (celcius)? Me, I simply pulled out my summer jammies and whichever t-shirt or summer dress I felt like wearing from the same place in my closet where they can normally be found.
Not a blip on my day. Whereas it would have been an unnecessary hassle if I had to pull out a few summer outfits from storage.
Here are a few reasons why I prefer not to rotate my clothes:
- Things are always in the same place so you know where you put them and find them.
- Many clothes are versatile (eg. wear tights under your skirts in cooler weather, wear jeans all year round and layer tank tops and cardigans according to the weather).
- You don’t have to have a secondary space for storage.
- You don’t have to dig into your stored items to find clothing for travelling to different climates throughout the year.
- It saves the time of rotating your clothes four times a year.
Of course, we don’t have very extreme seasons here in Adelaide so that could play a part in why it works for me. And there may be reasons why you swear by rotating your wardrobe.
But I know that for me personally, my own experience goes against most of the advice out there so I wanted to share this reminder that it’s all about creating systems that work for you.
How about you, are you a rotater or a year-rounder when it comes to your wardrobe?