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Every first day of chilly weather in October, it goes like this:

Husband: Where are my gloves?

Me: Did you look in that box in the closet labeled "Winter clothes?"

Husband: Um, no.

And two minutes later, he emerges with his gloves in hand.

Ah, clothes storage. I'm a firm believer that the key to any home is storage. I'm a sticker for organization - and when you live in a 450-square-foot one-bedroom apartment, it is not only a nice thing, it's a necessity to have be organized, to have a place for everything to go. To say I am a tad obsessed with organization boxes and bins is an understatement. 

I've been known to snuggle with my label maker.

I love it whenever the seasons change purely for the fact it means I get to reorganize the closets. As we break out new wardrobe staples, organization does maximum duty. We change out the must-haves, swapping gloves and scarves with bathing suits and shorts...which means Mama gets to find a good place for everything to go. Goody for me!

What's my favorite organization tool to stash winter goods? I do like the plastic see-through bins and smushy underbed bags. The bonus there is you can see what's inside and locate items uber-fast if you have to...not sure why, per se, but always a nice option. Plus think about the underbed area -- what else are you using it for except hosting a family of dust bunnies?

Also on my fave list: garment covers for the closet. The ideal place for coats, the puffy ones, the parkas, the wool suits, whatever. They are protected, but also out of sight, leaving room for your cute new trench coat and that rain coat and windbreaker for chilly spring afternoons.

Share your favorite clothes storage tips!


by on Apr. 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (21-30):
by Silver Member on Apr. 5, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Great tips, we do store our winter clothes
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by Carissa on Apr. 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM
Quoting mrswillie:

I really don't store my close seasonally.  

I don't either.
by Ruby Member on Apr. 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM

 I have underbed storage for out of season clothes.

by on Apr. 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM

I have so many clothes I have to store them by season....I need a bigger closet!!

by on Apr. 5, 2012 at 6:40 PM
My underbed storage is for all m crafting supplies! LOL
by on Apr. 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

yay Spring :)

by on Apr. 5, 2012 at 11:05 PM

i havent yet its still chilly

by Nora on Apr. 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM
I love the space saver bags my favorite
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by Silver Member on Apr. 6, 2012 at 12:23 AM
We don't store our clothes seasonally. But I do like these tips!
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by Ruby Member on Apr. 6, 2012 at 3:13 AM

I store our clothes in storage totes in the basement, pull them out when it's needed.

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