The following is a guest post from our friends at Lucky.

I’m calling it now: winter is finally over. (Technically, it’s been spring for a little while now, but clearly the weather had other plans.) And even as a bona-fide lover of cold temps, I’m seriously happy to see it go. So happy that I did one of my semi-annual apartment cleanings to prepare for the fairer weather: My heavy navy shirts were replaced by lighter navy one and all coats got the boot… along with my boots.

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Shoes & Boots

Put a little bit of tissue or newspaper in your shoes so they retain their shape. This also aids in soaking up any excess moisture, in case they happen to get exposed. And like we said earlier, make sure they're clean. Your footwear gets exposed to a lot of nasty things during the winter and the longer you leave those elements on your shoe, the more damaging they are. Pay special attention to getting rid of any salt that could dry and crack leather. Now you'll have room for all those spring shoes.

I won’t be reaching for the cashmere, wool, or fur for some time, but when winter returns I’ll want them to be in ship-shape. Follow these tips to ensure your favorite pieces will be perfectly stored and ready for wear come the next cold snap.

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