STORAGEWORKS - May 27, 2023

4 Simple Steps to Get Your Closet Ready for Summer

Beach trips, camping, and boating — what’s not to love about summer? Before heading out to soak in the bright and warm sun, it's time to get your closet ready.

Closet reorganization is one of the most rewarding chores. It brings so much pleasure to witness your closet transform from a sea of wool coats and knitted sweaters into a kaleidoscope of shorts, dresses, and tank tops. Though the task seems daunting, there are four helpful steps to ease the changeover.

All these hanging organizers feature strong boards to support the weight of your belongings safely and to keep the shelves from losing shape. They also have useful side pockets to hold your smaller items while giving you easy access to the contents. The elegant, minimalist style means they can be employed openly, and they will blend into your decor with ease. Ideal for storing sweaters, shirts, knitwear, pants, handbags, shoes, hats, socks, ties, etc. Also, they are all collapsible, meaning that they can be easily stored when not in use.

Step 1: Pack away your winter garments

Stacked beige storage bags with blankets and quilts in them.

The 90L storage bags with clear windows are perfect for storing bulky winter items.

Bid adieu to heavy blankets, thick coats, and cozy sweaters until the chilly days return. Go through all the winter items and put them into suitable storage containers. For quick access in the future, make sure you label each pack or use a container with a clear window.

Stacked grey storage bins containing blankets and sweaters with tags on them.

Use storage boxes with transparent lids and label holders, so you can identify their contents without opening them.

Another tip is to run each item through the wash before stowing them away. This simple step cleans the dirt and grease on the clothes that foster mold and bacterial growth. It also saves you time later. Washing and drying the clothes now means they will be ready to wear straight out of storage. You'll be thankful you did so when the chilled months roll around once more.

Step 2: Out with the unwanted items

Now that the valuable closet real estate is freed up, it’s the perfect time to take out all your summer clothes, go through each item, and purge anything worn or unwanted from your collection. The t-shirts were first to face scrutiny — give the holey and stained ones a quick farewell. If something no longer fits well or you just never wear it, bag it up for donating or selling online. This helps to save your effort and focus on organizing the clothes you will actually wear.

Clothes that are packed into two piles for keeping and donating.

Say goodbye to things you didn’t use or will never use.

Step 3: Sort and store

Organizing your clothes by type is a great way to maintain an orderly closet. By grouping similar items together, you can easily locate what you need, create stylish outfits, and ensure that your clothes are well-preserved. Here are some common categories to consider:

Tees and Tanks

To begin, gather your collection of t-shirts and tank tops, which are summer essentials that can easily clutter if not properly organized. A perfect way to classify and store is by using a hanging organizer with designated compartments. Simply fold or roll them up and place each piece in its allocated section, ensuring that similar styles are grouped together. This way, you can categorize them efficiently and retrieve them effortlessly when needed.

Tees and tanks rolled up and folded in compartments of a hanging organizer.

Fold or roll up your tees and tanks neatly and put them into designated compartments.

Sundresses

Breezy enough for everyday yet chic enough for a glamorous night out, sundresses are one of the most versatile pieces of summer. Their flowy, airy material is ideal to combat the heat, but it also makes them wrinkle without mercy.

Hanging your sundresses up will not only save the time of ironing but also allow for a quick and intuitive selection process when deciding what to wear. If you struggle with decision-making, this hanging section can be particularly helpful.

Choose hangers as carefully as you choose the dresses themselves. Use hangers specifically designed for dresses, such as those with shoulder grooves to prevent slippage. Also, make sure they are in good quality with smooth surfaces. You wouldn't want your beloved dresses to be hurt.

Sundresses hung on specially designed wood hangers with notched arms.

STORAGEWORKS premium solid wood hanger for sundresses and tank tops.

Accessories

Accessories are often small and prone to getting misplaced or tangled. No worries, a functional hanging organizer has got you covered, which is all you need to keep everything organized and easily accessible.

Caps and hats come in various shapes and sizes, and improper storage can lead to deformation. Before organizing, make sure they are fully expanded and not flattened or squished. For those similar in size, stack them one on the other.

The side bags are perfect for storing belts, wallets, and other small accessories. Keeping them all in one place means no more fruitless searching and frustration. No longer are favorite belts coiled and crushed at the back of a drawer, or the perfect neck scarf buried beneath a mound of less loved ones. Every accessory earns its own spot, leaving no excuse for anything but a completely styled look before heading out the door.

Wallets and coiled belts kept in side bags of a multi-functional hanging organizer.

Keep small accessories in one spot with a multi-functional hanging organizer.

Step 4: Stick to it

Once you’ve established your summer closet organization system, the challenge is to maintain it.

Sometimes, even the best-planned systems can break down after a few laundry cycles. It's important to dedicate a little extra time each day to do your best in following the system you've established.

By keeping your closet organized, you'll discover ease where once was overwhelming chaos. When an important early meeting arises, the perfect ensemble comes out effortlessly with all items neatly placed within easy reach. Without the usual disorder impeding your choices, getting dressed for work or play becomes a joy-sparking experience.

Conclusion

As you embark on the journey of closet organization, remember that the rewards are worth the effort. By following the four steps, you greet the summer season with ease and make more room for moments that really matter. Happy organizing!

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