14 Ways You Can Prepare for Winter (While It’s Still Nice Out!)

Many parts of the United States are already starting to feel the cooler temperatures coming on, and with the winter holidays starting to loom on the horizon, now is the best time to prepare for winter.

Fall has always been a time for preparation, so that we can enjoy rest and relaxation during the long winter nights. There’s no better time to prepare than right now since the weather is still warm enough to enjoy being outside, and the days are longer than they’ll be for the rest of the year.

Here are a few ways that you can prepare yourself for winter, while it’s still nice out!

14. Launder Your Summer Clothes and Pack Them Away

Even if you have a large enough closet to store all of your clothes, packing away seasonal items can stop your closet from feeling cluttered. You’ll want to invest in a few clear bins so that you can easily see what’s inside. Launder all of your summer clothes and inspect them to make sure that you’re putting them away in optimal shape.

Repair or replace anything that’s ripped or torn, and make sure that you have everything you need for next summer. This is a great time of year to buy summer clothing as it all goes on sale to make room for the fall/winter collections.

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13. Unpack Winter Clothes and Air Them Out

Unless you’re extremely cold-blooded, you’ve probably had your woolen sweaters and warmer items of clothing packed away for the last few months. You’ll want to unpack all of your winter clothing items well before you actually need them, so you can make sure they’re in tip-top shape for the upcoming season.

If you’ve stored your clothing in mothballs, you’ll want to make sure those items get aired out as soon as possible. Nothing is more nauseating than the lingering smell of mothballs. If there’s anything that looks creased, give it a good steam or take it into a dry cleaner.

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