Wardrobe Makeover: How To Store Winter Clothes Safely In Five Different Spaces
There is one thing that all of humanity agrees on: changing your wardrobe is hell. Despite the fact that we are looking forward to taking out our summer clothes and saying goodbye (momentarily) to everything related to the cold, putting away our winter clothes becomes a bit of a ball for us. Trying on clothes, washing, ironing, storing... A real nightmare, especially if, in addition, we have little space to safely change the wardrobe and not even the most original ideas to organize the closet will work for us.
It's time to put away peacoats and coats, put aside sweaters and scarves to keep them forever in the ten-euro closet that fits all your winter clothes and finally embrace skirts, shorts and short dresses that summer brings us. Now, when you make room, you can sign the closet with which you will not worry about your overalls and long dresses. But for this, you must first arm yourself with patience and decide to make the wardrobe change.
Even if you have little space, storing winter clothing safely is possible if you know how to distribute it in different spaces. The closet, under the bed, in the garage... We tell you all the tricks that the expert decorators at Ikea have revealed to us to correctly store winter clothes.
The warmth is noticing and we can start to put away those thicker and heavier clothes to take out other cooler ones. For that, it doesn't matter if your storage area is under the bed or in the garage. In this article we teach you how to use any available space to store your winter clothes and sports equipment safely.
A first piece of advice? Choose well the type of boxes for each location and thing. This way you will keep all your clothes intact and in very good condition for next year's winter. Discover how to store winter clothes safely in five different spaces and succeed with the wardrobe change.
How to store winter clothes in the closet
For many of us, the closet is one of the few storage spaces available, which is why it is super important to use it efficiently.
The top shelf, for example, is one of those areas worth taking advantage of, as it can offer you a lot of extra storage space. You can store your clothes there (well folded, always) in cardboard or cloth boxes, since they offer perfect ventilation for natural fibers, such as wool. If, in addition, you are going to store your clothes in drawers, it will be helpful to have breathable storage bags, since they will maintain proper ventilation and protect your clothes from dust and dirt.
Want a hack for smaller accessories? If you have to store items like hats and gloves, nothing like organizing them in smaller plastic bags. And it is that they are perfect to protect them in the boxes and make it easier to find what you are looking for when it comes to unpacking them again.
And for an extra touch, add some lavender or cedar blocks to keep pesky moths away. In addition, it will leave a most pleasant aroma.
How to Store Winter Clothes Under the Bed
When you're short on storage space, don't underestimate the value of a little more space under the bed. Add a couple of shallow boxes or drawers (even better if they have wheels) and fill them with clothes in individual storage bags (even large paper bags will work). It is also a perfect place for shoes.
What's more, the space under the bed is perfect for storing those clothes that are bulkier or more difficult to store elsewhere. For example, it is fantastic to put the filling of the duvet, cushions and the rest of the bedding that occupies more. It is also a perfect place for shoes.
So that everything is perfect from one year to the next, do not forget to wash or dry-clean your clothes before packing them for a long season, as well as to clean and disinfect your shoes well and put a last on them to maintain its way.
How to store winter clothes in the attic
Without a doubt, attics offer us more space. So take advantage and look for large plastic boxes that you can stack as high as you need. They're perfect for wet areas, and because they're transparent, you'll be able to see what's inside without having to unpack and search inside whenever you need to find something.
Label the boxes that are not transparent, indicating their content. A plastic clothes rail and sleeves are perfect for storing clothes you don't want to fold, plus they protect them from stains, dust and moisture.
How to Store Winter Clothes in Your Closet
In a smaller space, like a closet, you have to think more strategically. Not everything has to be stored in boxes. If your closet is big enough, hang more delicate items in garment bags and put them at the end of the rod. Upstairs, large cloth baskets can hold smaller bags, hats, gloves, and scarves.
The natural materials of the baskets guarantee breathability; simply put the accessories in clean cotton bags or pillowcases, and add a few blocks of cedar or lavender to ward off moths and other bugs.
How to Store Winter Gear in the Garage
This is where you can store your heaviest winter sports gear. Add rigid shelving for bulkier items like ski boots and ice skates, plus boxes of clothing and other items.
Hang large hooks for longer things like hockey sticks and skis, and a bar to hang your coats and other winter gear. Opt for sturdy plastic boxes for storage and bags and covers for clothing. They are the best at keeping dirt and moisture away.