For Wisconsinites, fall means many things. Along with changing leaves and all things pumpkin come darker nights and cooler temperatures. All around the communities served by Klinke Cleaners, your neighborhood dry cleaner, people are digging in bins and into the backs of closets for sweaters, sweatshirts and jackets.

And, ‘tis the season for layering, so you might notice your laundry and dry cleaning piling up faster than usual this time of year. Keep in the mind the following four steps as you transition to your fall and winter wardrobe:

  • Step 1: Triage. Use the fall wardrobe transition as a time to try on everything you take out of storage. If you didn’t wear it last winter or if it no longer fits, it’s a good candidate for donation.
  • Step 2: Clean. Cold weather items that have been packed away for several months are guaranteed to be the opposite of fresh. Bring sweaters and coats to Klinke’s today so they’re ready to wear when the first real blast of cold hits – we all know it’s coming.
  • Step 3: Organize. Once you’ve pared down and freshened up, keeping your closet organized is a great way to ensure they look their best and to get the most life out of garments. Simple additions such as extra hangers, a new shelf or small baskets & bins can go a long way. When every item has a designated place, it’s easier to maintain a clean, orderly closet.
  • Step 4: Look ahead. Let’s be optimistic! Winter is long but soon we’ll be transitioning once again to get ready for spring and summer. Taking the time to store warm weather items appropriately will make your next closet swap even smoother.

A clean closet with fresh fall fabrics is a great way to make sure you’re comfy and cozy as you enjoy that apple cider or pumpkin spice latte. Cheers!

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