How to Create Extra Storage in Your Home

There is no such thing as too many shoes. There is also no such thing as too many purses, dresses, boots, accessories, blouses, blazers, jackets (get the picture?). There is, however the dilemma of having a closet that is simply too small. To free up precious real estate in your closet, consider storing your off-season garments in a storage unit. We’ve listed a few ideas to help you figure out what to store and reclaim space in your closet.

How to Create Extra Storage in Your Home

  1. Store Winter items in the Spring – Don’t leave your closet out of the “Spring Cleaning” activities. Gather up your Fall and Winter gear and get it ready to store. Items such as jackets, coats, heavy scarves, sweaters, boots and some closed toe shoes can be stored away until the season comes back around.
  2. Store Summer items in the Fall – Do the same in the Fall with your Summer items. Consider packing up sandals, sun dresses, shorts, tank tops and any other summer specific items in your closet at the end of the season to make room for those heavier Fall and Winter sweaters.
  3. Festive Attire – Special occasion garments aren’t necessarily seasonal, but can take up space. Bulky evening gowns, tuxedos, wedding or bridesmaid gowns are perfect candidates for storage. While items like these hold sentimental value, they are not practical to keep in your closet simply because they take up too much space.
  4. Seasonal Accessories – Bags and hats just seem to multiply. Keep in your closet only the accessories you will need, for the season that you can use them in.

When preparing your items for storage, come up with a system to make sure you can quickly retrieve what you’ve packed. Use colored sticky notes or sticker dots to denote the season or garment type. Take pictures and tape them to boxes with shoes or boots to help you quickly identify what shoe is where.  Our extra-large storage units come in a variety of sizes for your convenience. Call us today for more information.

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