Clear the Clutter With Christine…What Products Can I Use To Store My Winter Clothes?

Linen Containers | Hanging Storage Bags | Under Bed Box | Sweater Box | Tall Boot Shapers | Short Boot Shapers | Under Bed Shoe Storage | Tall Shoe Box 

Its that time of year when your closet can use a refresh to get ready for the upcoming warmer weather. This weeks question how do I store my winter clothes? This is a great question because storing your winter clothes properly not only protects them from dust but keeps them in good shape and ready to wear in the fall. These are a few of my tips and favorites things that I personally use and recommend.

PURGE
Spring is a great time to purge the winter items you didn’t wear, don’t fit properly, are no longer your style and are not in great shape.

UNDER THE BED
If you live in a small space you will gain storage by utilizing the space under the bed. You can store winter items you are not using and make room in your closet for spring and summer.

CONTAINERS
Containers are the easiest and least expensive way to store out of season items. I love linen and these are not only functional but look great too! These clear containers are favorites because they are available in many different sizes so you can store sweaters, shoes, boots, and accessories. Using inserts in your boots before you contain them will help them retain their shape. Don’t forget to label your containers so you will know what is inside.

HANGING STORAGE BAGS
One way to store winter coats and jackets is to use hanging storage bags. These are made from natural, breathable cotton fabric and are great for storing multiple items.

If you want more tips and ideas on spring cleaning your closet you can watch my recent segment on River City Live by clicking the link below or go to the video page at the top.

https://www.news4jax.com/river-city-live/organization-tips-with-chris-stone-river-city-live

 

10 Simple Tips to Update Your Closet

I see many closets as an organizer and some just need a bit of updating to achieve their closet goals. These are some of my favorite ways to update a closet without breaking the bank. Sometimes all it takes are a few simple changes to make your closet feel new again.

CHANGE YOUR HANGERS
Changing your hangers is an inexpensive way to make an immediate impact. These are my favorite hangers because they take up less space and prevent clothes from slipping and ending up on the floor. If you can only afford to do one thing on this list, change your hangers.

UPDATE HARDWARE
If you have drawers in your closet changing the hardware is simple, inexpensive and can make a closet feel new again. You can also add a valet rod for hanging one or several items.

ADD A RUG
If you have a walk-in closet adding a throw rug adds warmth to the space and you will be surprised at what a difference it makes.

BENCH OR OTTOMAN
Adding a small ottoman or bench in a closet allows you to have a place to put on your shoes. It’s a small addition but you will wonder how you lived without it!

ACRYLIC SHELF DIVIDER
These
acrylic shelf dividers keep sweaters, tops, and other items neat and organized on a shelf.

COLLATOR FOR CLUTCHES
Many people keep their clutches in cloth bags which makes it difficult to remember what you own. Using an acrylic collator allows you easy access but also adds a bit of glam to any closet.

CONTAINERS
Use the vertical shelving space in your closet to stack containers for off-season items or other clothing essentials. It’s inexpensive and utilizes valuable space.

LIGHTING
Besides mismatched hangers lighting is one of the first things I notice when I go to consult in a client’s closet. Poor lighting really makes a difference in any closet small or large. The proper lighting allows you to brighten the space so you can see what you own.

PAINT
If you really want to make your closet look brand new a fresh coat of paint will do the trick. Emptying the closet may not seem like fun but the end result will really make you happy.

UTILIZE DOOR AND WALL SPACE
Are you short on closet space? Utilizing the back of the door with this will give you added shoe storage. If you have even the smallest wall space available this is perfect for hanging necklaces.

I hope this inspires you to clear the closet clutter and enjoy your new space!

Images 1, 3 & 4 Jessie Prezza Photography