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Where to Store Your Seasonal Items


Where to Store Your Seasonal Items

What are heavy winter coats doing in your closet with summer dresses?

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I am starting to clean out my closet, and I need some good advice for packing up the big bulky winter gear. What do you suggest?

Bedroom closets can easily get cluttered, especially if they are filled with seasonal items. Not only is time wasted when you are searching for summer items amongst winter items, you are also using up a lot of unnecessary space in your closet by combining everything. The easy solution is to remove your seasonal items (clothing, shoes and accessories) from your closet and move them to a different location. Follow these three easy steps to get your seasonal items organized in no time:

  • Step 1:
    Before you designate a new place for seasonal items, sort through them and determine what you will keep, toss or donate.

  • Step 2:
    Utilize an extra closet if you have the space available, otherwise you could consider a free-standing wardrobe,which is both stylish and functional. Or, you could uilize the empty space under your bed (see tip 3).

  • Step 3:
    Protect your seasonal items with storage that can help eliminate bugs, moisture and dust. For example, underbed storage with cedar inserts or, space bags . In addition to offering protection, these items are affordable and help to maximize the space in your closet.

Storing your seasonal items is an easy 3-step process that will help you save time, protect your items, and maximize your space.

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