As the seasons change, it can be a challenging task to store away your seasonal items until they’re needed again. From bulky winter coats and holiday decorations to summer camping gear and swimsuits, it’s important to have a system in place to keep everything organized and easily accessible.
In this blog, we’ll explore some great hacks for your seasonal storage needs.
Use Vacuum-Sealed Bags
Winter coats, blankets, and other bulky items can take up a lot of space in your closet or storage area. One way to maximize your space is by using vacuum-sealed bags. These bags are such a great space saver by dramatically compressing your items, making them easier to store and saving you valuable space. Plus, they keep your items protected from dust, moisture, and insects. We find these bags especially useful for keeping leather items such as coats, jackets and pants in great conditions over time.
Utilize Clear Bins
Another great storage solution is using clear plastic bins. These bins allow you to see what’s inside without having to dig through multiple containers. You can also label the bins so you know exactly what’s in each one. This makes it easy to find what you need when the seasons change. If you’ve got a big family, it might seem like a lot of work at the beginning, but taking photos (on your phone or store it in the cloud) of the items in each bin will help you stay organized over the months and help you to remember where everything is.
Store Holiday Decorations in Egg Cartons
Holiday ornaments are fragile and can be difficult to store without them getting damaged. A clever hack is to re-use egg cartons to store your ornaments. Simply place each ornament in its own egg compartment, and then stack the cartons on top of each other. This keeps your ornaments safe and organized.
Use Tension Rods in Your Closet
Tension rods can be a lifesaver in your closet. They allow you to hang more items, such as scarves, hats, and belts, without taking up too much space. You can also use them to hang your winter coats, freeing up space on your hangers for other items. When your wardrobe needs change, just add more rods, or remove them. No drilling or extra hassles.
Roll Your Clothes
When packing away clothing, try rolling them instead of folding them. This saves space and reduces wrinkles. It also makes it easier to see what you have stored away in your bins or bags. When you keep a visual on your stuff, it will also help remind you of what you have, as we tend to keep buying things we already have at the spur of the moment.
Hang Your Luggage
Finally, if you’re short on storage space, consider hanging your luggage from the ceiling. This keeps it out of the way while also freeing up floor space. You can use hooks or a pulley system to hang your luggage safely and securely. If hanging is not an option, some bed frames offer lots of storage clearance under the bed, so you can store the items out of sight.
With these hacks, storing your seasonal items is going to be a breeze. By any of these storage ideas – vacuum-sealed bags, clear bins, egg cartons, tension rods, rolling clothes, and hanging luggage – you can make the most of your storage space and keep everything easily accessible. Happy organising!