Winter coats are essential to staying warm in the colder months, but they are tricky to store because they are large and bulky. Marie Kondo thankfully has a method.
“I recommend first tidying your coat closets and entry spaces,” the tidying expert said.
Firstly, it’s good to look at your wardrobe to assess whether you have bulky clothing items you no longer use.
Marie said: “Storing coats can be a challenge because our coat closets are packed with more outerwear than we actually use.
“Look at your coats, gloves, and hats and evaluate if you wore them last season.
“If you did not, is it because it no longer fits, is a style you no longer wear, or it simply no longer brings you joy?
“If so, then appreciate the years you wore the coat and donate it to an organization that will find someone who will appreciate it in the future.”
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This is the process of removing things that don’t spark joy, the infamous catchphrase from Marie’s Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, released in 2019.
Since, she has also starred in a second Netflix show, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo.
In it, she helped three business to organises their workplaces.
The expert has also published a book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever.
So, once you have cleaned out coats you no longer want, what next?
Marie went on: “When you finish your tidying and organize what remains, I recommend arranging your coats according to weight and length.
“First, hang long, heavy coats on the far left in a closet, then slowly make your way to the right of the closet where your lightest, shortest jackets are stored.
“If you are still limited on coat closet space, then incorporate hooks for casual jackets or young children’s coats, which they will be able to access more easily.”
But, before organising your winter coats, you may still need to organise your summer clothing.
Marie detailed how to store summer clothes using her method.
The expert explained how to fold tops, pants, and shorts.
She advised laying tops flat and folding the edges of the body of the garment towards the center, to form a rectangle.
She said: “Then, fold the rectangle in half lengthwise. Fold this in half or in thirds depending on the length and thickness of the garment.”