Caring for Winter Clothing
*This is a sponsored post, however opinions are 100% my own as always.
Winter is right around the corner. I can’t believe it! I’m a huge summer person, so sometimes the thought of winter coming gives me a little bit of anxiety. However, I like to start the exchange of summer to winter clothing as soon as possible. No one likes to be cold for long, do they? Here are some things I do to ensure my clothes are winter ready!
Take them out of storage
I put all my winter clothing into storage at the end of the season the previous year. I have found that it keeps my clothes nicer and I have more room in my closet that way. Over the years, I have also narrowed down what I wear during the winter months, so it’s just a tote full of my favorite stuff.
Wash my winter clothing
Here comes the fun part, I wash my winter clothing when it comes out from storage. Some things need dry cleaned, but for the most part I can throw it in the washer, air dry it, and we’re good to go for the winter. I feel as though it’s necessary to wash my clothes after they have been sitting in a tote all winter. Am I alone in this?
Get out my winter gear
Would it be winter if I didn’t have the proper winter gear? Some of my favorite winter gear comes from Sierra Trading Post. If you don’t own a piece of clothing or gear from there, you need to get on it ASAP. My favorite is the North Face ThermoBall Jacket that I own. I have had it for a little over a year and it’s pure awesome.
Get the kids ready
Next up comes the bigger job of getting the kids ready for winter. Kids always grow like bad weeds so each year we go through the winter clothes and donate those pieces that no longer fit. Then the fun begins because each kid always needs a new wardrobe, but because of my love of Sierra Trading Post it is our go to store to shop for even the kids. Each year it is time for new boots and I love the ones they have available because they keep their little feet warm on the school bus, while they are playing outside, and everywhere in between.