My Clothes Rotation System

They say normal is what you make it, right? Yet sometimes people tend to pop that normal bubble for you. For instance, the other day I was talking with some co-workers about my clothes rotation system. They all gave me the raised eyebrow look, wondering what in the world I was talking about. This has happened a few times in my life, and I have come to realize that this system is something that I made up. I have been doing it for what seems like forever and came into my life so naturally and organically, I can’t recall ever giving it much thought or making up the system. It’s just what I do. After I explained it to my co-workers, they really liked the idea. They have even commented on how nice my clothes always look. Perhaps there is something to this system, so I would like to share. This is definitely one post I never thought I would write. Here it goes!

Welcome to my closet. Well, actually I have two. This is my current wear closet.

This is my out of season closet.

Yup, I have too many clothes, and I am actually trying to pare down the clothes. If I don’t feel awesome in an outfit, why keep it? My reasoning is that I paid good money for it…but anyways, that is a post for another time.

Let me also show you my drawers…although not my drawers with um, my drawers in them. I am all for full disclosure, but really, that does not need to be on the internet, ever. So let me introduce you to my sock, jammy, and shirt drawers (and random DVDs?!).

The part that makes this system work out so well is that it is an organized space to begin with. This is how mine works for me, but you can organize it however you like.

Now commence the system. Let’s start in the closet. At the beginning of the week, I put together five outfits for the week, although sometimes those definitely change. It just takes less thinking in the morning, which is always good. I always pull from the front of the shirts and the front of the pants.

Why do I pull from the front? Because when I do laundry, the key to my system is to always put the freshly laundered clothes behind the ones already on the rack. This goes for drawers and closets. So really, my key to my clothes system is to always pull from the top and always put the freshly laundered clothes in the back. Why do I do this?

  1. I can’t remember what I wore yesterday, let along a few days ago. This system allows me not to think. Since the clothes that I have worn recently are not at the front of the stack, I won’t make the mistake of wearing the same outfit in a week.
  2. This also helps me evenly wear my clothes. It sounds odd, but I believe this system helps the longevity of my clothes. All socks are worn the same amount, all shirts, etc. There is an even wear pattern.

That’s really all there is to the system. Pull from the front, put away in the back, from socks to shirts, it’s the same system. That’s what I call the key to looking put together. Plus, organizing the closet and putting together outfits at the beginning of the week can help.

As for how I change my seasonal closet, there is no real system to that. I just swap out the closets when the weather changes. I basically have the spring/summer closet or the fall/winter, although there are always those pieces that overlap.

So that is my system. It really is quite simple but works really well for me. What about you? Do you have a system for your closet or are you more a grab and go person?

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  • This is interesting. I’ve never thought about the rotation of my clothes. I do tend to wear things that are comfortable the best most, and save things I love because I don’t want to wear them out. ~JeanetteReplyCancel

    • I swear by my rotation system! It forces me to wear everything but also brings to the surface the clothes I don’t like as much. It also shows a pattern of clothes I buy but I don’t wear as much. It really helps you just get rid of stuff!ReplyCancel

  • This is such a smart system! I rotate my dishes to make sure each set wears evenly but haven’t thought to do the same thing with my clothes!ReplyCancel