Space saving seasonal clothes storage solutions
As spring rolls in, it’s time to pack away those knitted sweaters and oversized pea coats and break out the lighter apparel, like long-sleeve tees and denim jackets. But when you live in a smaller space, like an apartment, packing up an entire season’s worth of clothing is a lot easier said than done.
If you enlist a few space-saving hacks, however, it doesn’t have to be a torturous process. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use to pack up your winter wear without wasting a single square inch of space.
Vacuum-pack bulky pieces.
Vacuum-packing clothing helps to cut down on wasted space with very little effort on your part. All you have to do is order a set of vacuum-sealable bags or pick them up at your local Target, then fold and fill them with bulky pieces of clothing, like sweaters and winter jackets. Then use your household vacuum to suck all of the extra oxygen out of the bags. The items inside will shrink to half of their typical size, which should make them much easier to tuck them away.
Stuff your winter boots.
Winter boots are a necessity, but, unfortunately, they can’t be vacuum-sealed into something smaller. What you can do, however, is stuff them full of other wintry items you don’t need until next year. Of course, make sure that the boots are clean and dry before you fill them up with mittens, gloves, hats, and other small pieces of knitwear. Then line them up in the back of the closet for the next few months.
Good, old-fashioned boxes (or drawers) under the bed.
There’s a reason that long, thin plastic boxes are a go-to for winter storage: they work. Buy a set of the boxes online or in-store and fill them up with your snowy-time stuff, like jackets, sweatshirts, and sweatpants. You can also opt for plastic drawers if you have the room for them under your bed or in your closet.
Hang a column of cubbies.
Maybe you have a bit of unoccupied air in your closet that you’d like to make better use of. Purchase a set of hanging cubbies and enlist the space as winter storage. You can stow shoes or anything foldable in the cubbies and keep them snugly sorted at the back of your closet until fall arrives and inspires you to bring them back to the front.
Stuff mittens behind the closet door.
Don’t have enough winter boots to adequately store your massive mitten collection? Then grab an over-the-door organizer for shoes. You can fill it up with all of the knitted winter odds and ends that you can’t seem to find space for anywhere else. Gloves, hats, and scarves should all fit easily into the organizer. Not only will this hack save space, it’ll also help you keep all of these smaller items in order until you need them again.
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