It is that time of year to put away the shorts and pull out the sweaters. Fall is here! Summer is personally my favorite time of year [same!], however, this summer has lasted way too long. [thanks, global warming.] So, I was actually excited to swap out my closet and have my flannels more easily accessible. In putting away the summer threads, I decided to try out some new storage options.
Here’s what I think. Cliff notes; head to The Container Store:
Tubs are my best friend. Not only do they keep all my belongings fresh while I’m not using them, but they have also helped me move about 100 times. My favorite are the Clear Totes. They are stackable, huge, and lock closed so that you don’t run the risk of the lid sliding off and everything falling out. [or everything collecting dust]
Vacuum Seal Bags
Ziploc Space Bags are key if you live in a tiny NYC apartment like me. I need my clothes to shrink to be as tiny as possible to fit under my bed and stack on tall shelves to get the most use out of my space. Also, it’s very satisfying to watch the air dissipate from the bag.
Under Bed Storage
Like I said, with the small space you have to use every inch of storage you can. This includes under the bed. Now, loosely storing clothes and fabrics under the bed can lead to some nasty critters like mites and bed bugs [ew no, I’m crying]. SO – it’s really important to pick airtight clean storage. My favorite is the Our Long Under Bed Box as it has wheels, is plastic, and locks closed.
Now, as for storage you can see in your closet on the shelves, I use these Rattan Storage Cubes. They are gorgeous and deep so I use them for my heavy sweaters and other things which I can’t hang. Pro tip: don’t stack your clothes one on top of each other, but instead, fold and keep your clothes in rows so that you can clearly see everything you have when you pull that basket down. [great idea!]
Not only is this a pet peeve of mine for visual reasons, but also because I have personally lost so many shoulders of sweaters to the despicable wire hanger. Please switch them out! Wooden is best, but pricey, so I just use simple plastic hangers. They are sturdier for your clothes and hold up well over time. I like these simple white ones.
Any preferences for your storage go-tos? Always open to try something new next season!