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Finding Our Sweaters
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It's sweater season. And with Christmas here, and gifts being exchanged, it might also be "new sweater season." Grandma usually sends something nubby and hand-made, and the kids (with Dad's help) can be counted on for something classic and cashmere.
You, then, just need a place to put them. Your sweater drawer would be the natural choice -- next to the dozens of colorful cardigans, warm woolies, and posh pullover varieties you've collected over the years. If only you could open that drawer. Because presently it is chock full and jammed shut, and you wouldn't know where to begin in lightening its load.
Is it our imagination, or are sweaters -- of all the clothing-types -- among the hardest to part with? It seems so. Even the oversized, moth-hole riddled one from college makes the "keep it" cut year after year.
Maybe it's because sweaters are pricey that makes us cling to them so. Or maybe sweaters, style-wise, have a longer shelf-life than trendier items like blouses or jeans. And it's possible, on some deeply subliminal level, that we just love how sweaters make us feel -- warm, safe, cozy -- and that makes them less like "shirts" and more like old friends.

And, hey, we don't want to part with our old sweater-friends. Do you?
If your sweater drawer doesn't have room for more, it's time not to cast old friends aside, but to rethink how they are organized.
Because that one from college? It's your coziest, moth holes and all.
California Closets understands why you love your sweaters. And as far as storing them goes, they can help.

[Image: Ivy Dawned via Flickr]


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