lt’s time to air out wardrobes and get ready for a new season. Why not make a day of it? See how you can arrange your seasonal clean in a way that will make your future self proud.
Take a swing at the fresh air
Airing out bed linen and textiles has a way of making them feel like new. Collect them all, head out and hang them in the breeze. For extra merit, bring a carpet beater for exercise.
Give yourself an autumn bonus
To prolong the freshness, place a fragrant twig and an uplifting note with your duvets. It may be just the boost you need when it’s time to switch back to winter mode.
A day made for maintenance
Since you’re already out, why not bring the whole wardrobe? Let the air do its magic before your clothing is tucked in for the summer. While you’re inspired, give your accessories some attention, too.
Fix your favourites
Retrieving warmer clothes from storage is often done right when it’s needed. That’s why this is perfect mending time. Sew back buttons, patch tears. When leaves start falling, you’ll hit the ground running.
“All storage can be helped by following two simple rules: knowing when your things are used next time, and making sure that they can be used right away. Then it becomes a joy to return to them – not a chore.”
Kristina Pospelova, IKEA interior designer
A reminder of things to come (back)
Between children, hand-me-downs can easily go missing. To aid memory and timing, mark up your boxes. Also, breathable textile boxes work well for long-time storage of clothes.
Soon out of season, still accessible
For periods with transitional weather – the odd chilly morning, rainy seasons – don’t rush stowing your functional garments away. They may still go in boxes, but keep them close at hand.
Gifts to be opened at a later date
Special items deserve special attention. Half-forgotten toys and heirlooms build excitement and surprise over time. Let them lie in wait (and out of sight) for the right moment to be unboxed.
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior designer: Kristina Pospelova
Photographer: Åsa Haleby
Writer: Henrik Annemark