The Ultimate Organizing Seasonal Clothes Quiz

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The Ultimate Organizing Seasonal Clothes Quiz
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About This Quiz

Organizing your clothes can be a rather daunting and intimidating process. This chore can even take more than a day, but it's worth the effort! An organized bedroom can make you feel liberated and stress free. Take this quiz and learn more about how you can organize your clothes.
How should you organize your wardrobe?
by season
The most common way to organize your clothes is according to season. Your bathing suit should not be stored with your heavy wool Christmas sweater!
by size
by style

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What is a good strategy when owning a wardrobe?
less is more
You are more likely to utilize your wardrobe if you own less stuff and it's organized properly.
more is more
more is less

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What should you do with your out-of-season clothes?
push them to the back of your closet
put them all in one drawer
store them elsewhere
You should take remove your out-of-season clothes from your clothes and dresser. Only put clothes used frequently in the prime real estate of your bedroom.

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Rotating your clothes can help:
free up space
cure your wardrobe boredom
both
Just like a kid enjoys playing with a long lost toy, you will feel invigorated by wearing something you haven't seen in awhile. Rotating your clothes in your wardrobe also frees up space in your bedroom.

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How can you remind yourself of your clothing rotation schedule?
Mark it on your calendar.
Mark your calendar for two dates in the year to remind you of your rotation schedule: once in the spring and once before the winter chill.
Rotate clothes during spring cleaning.
both of the above

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What piece of clothing should you consider donating if you are a woman?
lingerie
your wedding dress
Consider donating your wedding dress to a charity organization. It will go to a good cause and free up needed space in your closet.
both of the above

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When sorting through your clothes, what categories should you create?
winter, spring, summer and fall
keep, donate and trash
This sorting task may take some time. Sort all your clothes in three different piles: keep, donate and trash.
day wear, evening wear and work wear

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Before sorting through your clothes, what should you do?
Make space in your room.
This sorting process will take up a lot of room, so before you start, make sure you have enough place. You may even need to move furniture out of the room.
Buy trash bags and bins.
both of the above

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What part of your wardrobe should you start sorting first?
shoes
Sort your shoes first. This will probably go more quickly compared to other parts of your wardrobe.
coats
work clothes

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Sort your shoes into:
keep, donate and trash categories
winter, spring, summer and fall categories
Sort your shoes according to the seasons, making sure to put shoe pairs together.
casual, work and evening categories

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Once you've sorted your shoes by season, sort your shoes into:
keep, donate and trash sub-categories
casual, work and evening sub-categories
both of the above sub-categories
Next, for each seasonal category, sort your shoes into different categories. These categories are determined by what you have and your needs, anything goes.

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Where should you store special occasion shoes?
in storage
in the back of your closet
Store your special occasion shoes in the back of your closet. Keep the shoes you use the most often in the front for easy access.
under your bed

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What categories should you first sort your clothes?
keep, donate and trash
winter, spring, summer and fall
First, sort your clothes according to season. This task may take some time to complete.
either of the above

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Once you've sorted your clothes into seasonal piles:
put in-season clothes back into your closet
sort through each category to determine what you should keep
Next, just like what you did with your shoes, make subcategories of your clothes. This will help you decide what you want to keep, what you want to donate and what you want to throw away.
throw out what you don't want

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How many pieces of sentimental clothing should you keep?
no more than five
Limit the number of sentimental clothing you keep. Don't let this pile exceed five pieces of clothing.
no more than ten
no more than twenty

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Getting rid of old pieces of clothing can be a:
stressful process
liberating process
both of the above
Throwing away your old high school T-shirt can definitely be emotional and stressful. It can also be liberating.

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Consider throwing away or donating clothes that you haven't worn in the last:
six months
12 to 18 months
Some people find it hard to decide what should be donated and what should be thrown away. One strategy is to purge clothing you haven't worn in the last year to year and a half.
18 to 24 months

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What can help keep your drawers more organized?
drawer liner
drawer dividers
Consider using drawer dividers to separate smaller articles of clothing, like your socks and underwear.
both of the above

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How should you divide up your clothes in your drawers?
by outfits
by clothing type
Store your clothes according to clothing type. For instance, store all your sweaters in one drawer and all your cotton shirts in another drawer.
by frequency of use

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How should your organize your clothes in your closet?
according to outfits
according to style
either of the above
Organize your closet according to a system that best suits your needs. Just make sure to be consistent.

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You Got:
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