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.

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.

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 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.

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.


Tips to Transition Your Closet From Winter to Spring

This week I had the pleasure of collaborating with J.Crew for their Transition into Spring event. The event focused on tips to transition your closet from winter to spring and we got a sneak peek at new spring arrivals.

Spring is a great time to reevaluate your wardrobe. Decide what items you are ready to let go of to make room for the new things you will love and wear. Here are a few of my tips to spruce up your closet for Spring and prepare for warmer weather.

How do you start to purge? By letting go of clothes that no longer fit, are not your style, you haven’t worn in two winter seasons and items that are not in great shape. Include bags, shoes, and accessories when purging from one season to another.

It’s easy, inexpensive and gives you immediate results. If you do nothing else changing your hangers can and will make a big difference.

Containers are the perfect solution for utilizing vertical space in a closet. Stack multiple containers with seldom worn shoes or off-season clothing and accessories. If you have a spare closet keep all winter items together for convenience and you will gain more space in your closet for Spring and Summer clothing. These are my favorites for storing almost anything because they come in many different sizes.

There are differing opinions on storing items under a bed. The simple truth is if you are tight on space storing off-season items under the bed allows you to have more space in your closet for the current season. Under Bed containers come in many different sizes but make sure they have lids to keep out dust and bugs.

Boot inserts help boots retain their shape so when you pull them out in the fall they look great! These are my go-to for my own boots as well as what I use with my clients. I also love these to store booties on a shelf. They keep them free of dust and allows you to store the booties standing up to retain their shape.

Spring is the best time of year to refresh and revitalize your wardrobe. Your self-esteem will be renewed by only keeping the things you love, wear and make you feel good about yourself. You will save time by not searching for an item and feel less frustrated and have a sense of calm every time you open your closet door.

Invest the time to reap the reward for the closet you deserve.

Looking for an outfit that is timeless?  This white linen shirt, white jeans and leopard belt from J.Crew are one of my favorites!





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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 dividers keep sweaters, tops, and other items neat and organized on a shelf.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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