Proper clothing storage does not only help you save space, but promotes a more organized and fuss-free dressing. Grab the accessory you want at the last minute, without running late for a party or a meeting. Or at the turning of the season, easily take out the winter clothes and push the summer dresses into storage. For each type of apparel, there is an ideal storage container that will help keep your clothing items clean, in mint condition, organized and easily-accessible.
Here are a few clothing storage ideas for you:
- Socks. Purchase a plastic divider tray. Find one that can fit into your sock drawer. Roll and place the socks into each cube space. Arrange them according to color or size, separate the thick ones from the regular socks. This will make it easy to grab the pair you need for the day.
- Shoes. Use cloth shoe bags to store your shoes in and place them in transparent plastic shoe boxes. This will protect them from dust, and any temperature changes in the closet will not hurt the ones with leather materials. Also, it’s good to place little packets of silica gel with shoes while in storage to prevent moisture.
- Undergarments. Get a large divider storage system for lingerie and daily underwear. Avoid fuss and clutter by keeping panties, bras, briefs, and undershirts sorted in definite sections.
- Sweaters. Avoid putting them up in hangers, even though you cover them up in plastic. To avoid stretching or misshaping, store your sweaters in clear and shallow plastic bins. Or, you can fold them neatly and place them in thick plastic bags.
- Jackets. For large and bulky winter clothes, use plastic storage bags that can be vacuumed or deflated. Vacuum storage bags will protect your winter gear from moisture, mildew and moths. Vacuum storage bags, compression bags or airtight bags are now commercially available.
- Hats and Scarves. Get hat boxes for storing hats, purses and scarves. Hat boxes are usually bulky but they also come in charming shapes and colors or prints. Let these serve an additional aesthetic purpose to your room, especially if you have a door-less closet.
- Occasional Dresses. Use cloth garment bags for your formal wear collection. These rarely used occasional dresses need to be properly stored to avoid dust build-up and prevent that unpleasant smell developed from storage. Choose the cloth garment bag with a zipper closure and make sure it’s long enough to house the lengthy dress or pants.
- Labeling. For easy access to each item, label each container. If you’re up for it, put photos of the items outside of the storage bins. This way, when you need to take them out of storage, you won’t have to go through the ordeal of prying each one open just to find the right container bag.
Apart from the benefits of organization and space-saving, proper clothing storage will help prevent damage to your garments and accessories, extending its life from new to vintage without the ugly traces of wear and tear.