Posted by: Ellen Hankes | October 25, 2010

Seasonal Clothing Switchover

More clothes than space in the closet? Summer clothes still hanging around as the weather turns chilly? Closet cluttered with no-longer cute summer outfits? Here are a few ideas for seasonal clothing storage that work for my friends and clients:

Keep the friends, eliminate the enemies. Friendly clothing items are easy-care, feel good and look great. Enemy clothing just doesn’t work for one reason or another. It may have been expensive but is the wrong color, a long-ago size or an awkward fit. Life is short. Ban the enemy from your closet and surround yourself with friends.

Use underbed storage containers for seasonal clothing. You may need to put your bed on risers to make space for the low profile covered containers that are available where totes are sold. Switch clothing from closet to storage containers as the seasons change.

Consider a storage container for seasonal clothing and decor. A friend recently shared the system used by her mom at an assisted living community. She stores seasonal decorations and clothing in a mobile storage unit. As the seasons change, the small storage unit is delivered to the parking lot for a modest fee and  items are switched out.  The storage unit goes back to the climate-controlled warehouse for storage until the next season.

Enjoy the changing seasons. Be grateful for a closet full of clothing. Share with others. Your closet enemies may become someone else’s friends.

Let me know how the seasonal switchover goes for you!

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