Clever Ways to Store Winter Clothing

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Clever and Creative Ways to Store Winter Clothing

Spring is here and summer is not far away! Along with warmer weather and pretty flowers, it’s time for spring cleaning and organizing! One of the ways you can get started with your spring cleaning is by changing out your seasonal clothes and finding clever and creative ways to store winter clothing. However, you’ve probably acquired a few possessions over the past year and have nowhere to put all of your winter gear. Never fear! Kelly Mahan and Patricia Leitao, both writers for homeyou.com and I have rounded up seven clever ways for you to store your winter clothes by maximizing the existing space in your home.

Sometimes there is no need to reinvent the wheel and this is one of those times. Yes, it is spring and some, because of space, have to change out their closets. And with that in mind sometimes we need to think outside of the box. So come with me as we revisit a previous and very relevent blog post.

Keep, Donate, or Trash

The first step in storing your winter clothing is to go through your jackets, sweaters, and boots to see what you should actually keep. If you have clothes that you haven’t worn all winter, you may want to consider donating them or returning them if they still have the tags on. By culling your winter wardrobe, you’ll have an easier time finding places to store your clothing. Donate gently worn jackets, boots, gloves, hats, and scarves and throw out anything with rips, holes, or tears. Keep only the clothes that you know you’re going to wear next winter.

Under Your Bed

The space under your bed isn’t just for dust bunnies anymore. Put that space to use by buying long, flat storage bins to keep your winter clothes in. Or, if you’re a DIY master, you can build your own under-the-bed storage bins and customize them to make them match the style of your bedroom as a whole and also make them flow seamlessly with the design of your bed.

Under Your Floorboards

If you don’t have room under your bed but you do have hardwood flooring in your home, make use of the space under your floor for storage! Hidden storage under your floorboards is perfect for storing anything and everything. From winter clothing to expensive jewelry, floorboards can hide it all! If you’re handy and love a good DIY project, you can transform your floor into extra storage space in a weekend.

In Your Garage

If you’re lucky enough to have a garage with your home, chances are it’s already full of old books, clothing, tools, and the like. More often than not, changing the way you organize your garage can free up massive amounts of space you didn’t know you had! While the possibilities of organizing your garage are limitless, many people forget about using vertical space like the ceiling. If you don’t have time to completely reorganize your garage, consider having ceiling-mounted racks installed in your garage to hold plastic bins full of your winter clothing.

Under (or In) Your Stairs 

May I add right here that I think this is brilliant!!!!

The stairs in your home are full of unused storage potential. By doing a little remodeling, you can create an incredible amount of extra storage space in your home. Turn the space under the stairs into an extra closet or series of drawers or put the steps of your stairs to work by turning them into individual storage spaces. You’ll be surprised at how much you can store under your stairs!

In Your Furniture

For small homes with very little storage space, you need to get creative. Double-duty furniture is your new best friend. Ottomans are great for storing winter blankets and pillows. Fill chests and suitcases with your winter clothes and use them as tables. There are some really ingenious pieces of stylish furniture available that can help you with all of your storage needs.

Make Use of Vertical Space

Last, but not least, use as much vertical space as possible. If you look around your home, chances are you’ll have a ton of unused, open space on your walls and ceilings. Now, you probably shouldn’t go storage-happy and start putting shelves up everywhere and hanging ceiling storage in your living room because it will most likely look awful, but there are certainly places in your home where you can make use of this vertical space without sacrificing style. If you’re lucky enough to have closets with tall ceilings, go ahead and put in some ceiling-mounted racks there. If your guest room has an empty wall, consider putting in a tall dresser or stylish shelving unit.

There are plenty of ways to store your winter clothes no matter the size of your home. When considering how you want to store and organize your seasonal clothing, look at your home from top to bottom and figure out which method works best for you.

There are also other more practical storage ideas as well. And if you are looking for something a little less complicated, shop the links below.

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Do you have a special hiding place for your winter clothes? If so, where and how do you store your winter items?

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About Clearissa Coward

I am a lifestyle blogger with an emphasis on organization and redesign. I am professional and personal organization consultant with a flare for design on a dime. There are times however, when I delve into the realm of love, life, family, friendships, feelings, fantasy and the reality of life. My website is a conglomerate which includes, Divinely Organized - Professional & Personal Organization & Redesign, Customized Virtual Business Solutions (CVBS) - a full service virtual assistant business, and Clearissa's Avon Boutique - a 24/7 shop till you drop skin care/glam site where the focus is on looking and feeling good. I also often metamorphosis into My Soulful Life where feelings and not facts are at the forefront. Although there are several tendrils to my business, they are all centered around living an uncluttered, successful and feel good life. I am blogging about my passions. Join me on my journey.

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Clever Ways to Store Winter Clothing — 14 Comments

  1. Great suggestions for winter storage, Clearissa…and just in time for us here in BC!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    #blogginggrandmotherslinkparty !

  2. I like those ceiling storage bins and the drawers under the stairs! Thank you Clearissa for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

  3. I’ll be doing a major closet overhaul soon. These ideas will be helpful. Thank you Clearissa!
    Thank you for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 😊

  4. Good luck with the closet refresh Lori. My closet is organized okay but I want to glam it up a bit. I am researching ways to do that on a budget now. Let me know how your closet project goes. 🙂

  5. These are great tips for storage, and they could be used for clothing or other seasonal items that you need to pack away every year. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your post on social media.

  6. Good ideas Clearissa! The under the wood floor one was very interesting. My favorite though was the stairs; those were so well done. Very nice!

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