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Getting Ready for Summer

We certainly experienced four seasons in one day during May.  Can we dare to hope that June will be warm and bright and we can get ready for summer?  A healthier regime may be on your mind or even implemented as you finally remove the thick jumpers and start wearing shorts and skirts.  Hopefully your summer holiday is booked and the beach may be on the cards.

So it’s time to check that your winter clothes, coats and shoes are all clean and then pack them away.  Vacuum storage bags are an ideal solution to save space and make sure moths are kept out – I swap my summer clothes for winter so you only need one set.  Storage is often at a premium and clothes we use every day or at least weekly must be easily accessible, and those items we don’t need until the cold weather returns can be put out of sight and out of mind.

Now is the time to take a look at your summer wardrobe and go through the t-shirts, tops and bottoms.  With your own critical eye (or with the help of a friend) decide if each item still fits, is in good condition and if you still like it.  My test is asking myself – would I buy this item new today?  Fashions and tastes change from year to year so be brave!

With your friend on hand you might decide to swap a few pieces of clothing and the rest will be gladly received by your local charity shop.  The result will be wardrobes and drawers with clothes that you love and fit you, so you are ready summer.