It’s about that time of year that we all must face the task of swapping out our winter jackets and scarves for the flip flops and t-shirts we have tucked away in storage (or maybe crammed under our beds?) The “out of sight, out of mind” mentality only really works until you have to pull everything out and sort through it. If you didn’t make an attempt to organize back when fall came around, it could take all day to transition your closet for spring.
Lucky for you, we are storage professionals. We know the best ways to store your unused items until next season, and we are ready to share our secrets with you. We have devised multiple ways to approach spring cleaning, depending on the amount of space you have available.
Very Little Space: Under-Bed Storage
Ok, we’ll admit it. On the surface, this doesn’t sound like a very clever solution to your storage challenge. But there are more ways to use the space under your bed than you think. That little spot offers a lot in the way of hidden storage, especially if you don’t have a ton of room elsewhere in your apartment. Consider repurposing some old dresser drawers with wheels that will slide easily underneath your bed. Keep the drawers themselves organized with small storage boxes. Collapsible storage boxes would be great for storing scarves and mittens! If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, you could put shelving underneath your bed, as seen here, or you could even put your bed up on stilts so you can hide large storage bins under there.
A Bit More Space: Closet Organization
Keeping your seasonal items organized when they’re out of use becomes infinitely easier when the space you use to store them is organized. If you have extra room in a closet, you might want to think about revamping that space. There are loads of DIY solutions for maximizing your closet space. Add shelves wherever possible to create vertical storage, and use baskets and crates to keep those shelves tidy. If you can fit a small set of drawers in there, that’s a great way to store sweaters and pants. Try hanging scarves on a special scarf hanger, and don’t forget about the space on the door!
Quite a Bit of Space: Storage Space Organization
If you’re lucky enough to have extra storage space, you can use bins to store your clothes—but don’t forget to stay organized! You don’t want your storage to get cluttered, nor do you want those bins to be overflowing with mismatched items when it comes time to sort them. Label your bins. Use drawer organizers and separators. If you don’t have a ton of space in your storage area, make more! Invest in cabinets to keep everything off the floor.
Easy Solution: UrBin Storage
Of course, the easiest storage solution for your winter gear is to put it away safely with UrBin Storage! Just sign up online, and we’ll come to you. When you’re ready for spring, retrieving your items is just a click away.