If you live anywhere where it gets cold you know that taking out all of the winter gear is such a pain! Last year I felt like I could never find matching gloves, there were hats that were too big, too small and going outside was just a mess. So I revamped this year. Each child got two sets of mittens and hats. I gave everyone (including my husband and myself) one bin for all of the winter stuff. I put the bins in a cabinet in our laundry room and so far it has been great. When we leave, I assess the weather, get out the necessary clothes and when we get home I put everything back. Staying organized does require some time but really it's under five minutes and worth it to put everything away as soon as you are finished with it.
Here is a picture of the bins:
Let me know if this is a practical tip. I would also love any feedback about a different way to organize this stuff:)