Closet organization is a hard thing to maintain if you don’t plan ahead for the changing seasons. Switching from warm weather to cold weather wear can make your closet suddenly get overcrowded and disorganized. There are a few different techniques to make the switch easier on you and lessen the work that needs to be done when the weather starts to change.
One option is to keep your out of season clothing in the same closet as your current wardrobe. If you have enough room, you can install shelves up each side of the closet. Find boxes that fit and store your out of season wardrobe there. When the time comes to switch, you can simply switch out the clothes. You can pull out a few things when the season begins without leaving the boxes out in the way while you wait for the time when you’ll need the whole wardrobe.
If you don’t have that kind of space, you may be able to make room on the floor or top shelf of your closet. It may be helpful to move your hanging bar up a little higher to accommodate large plastic storage containers. You can store the out of season clothes there and they will be easy to get to when you start needing to pull out a few items for slightly different weather. If you hang your pants on one side and longer shirts, dresses and coats on the other, then you can free up some space to place containers underneath the pants.
If there really is no room in your closet to store both your summer and winter wardrobes, then there are more options. Shallow plastic storage containers can easily slide underneath the bed. Here they will be hidden from sight, but still easily accessible.
Another option is a rolling garment rack. You can hang your wardrobe here, put a cover over it and store the clothes in a seldom used corner or spare room. The cover will keep the dust off and the garment rack can be moved if necessary.
You can use a smaller rack than you might think if you utilize space saving hangers. The most popular slim hangers are velvet hangers. They are very flat, yet sturdy. The velvet creates a non-slip surface that ensures your clothes won’t end up wrinkled on the floor. You can purchase hooks that allow you to cascade velvet hangers together so that many items only take up the room of one hanger.
Space saving hangers are also useful in your closet. They can double or even triple the amount of space available on your hanging bar. You may be able to leave all of your clothes hanging year round and never worry about storage and the seasonal wardrobe switch again.
About the Author: Rick Miller is on the staff of Only Slimline Hangers, a leading online resource for velvet hangers which are space saving hangers, non slip hangers and slim line hangers. For more information, please visit http://www.onlyslimlinehangers.com.