Do you get a feeling of dread whenever you approach your closet?
Is your closet so jam-packed that you’re overwhelmed every time you try to pick out what to wear?
Do you end up wearing the same outfits over and over because you’re always running late and can’t take the time to fight through the chaos in your closet?
You might think that this problem is unique to you, but actually, having an overstuffed closet is more common than you might think. Most of us don’t take the time to organize our closets on a regular basis. We store all our clothes together – warm, winter clothes mixed in with summer sundresses.
As a result, we can’t see much of what we have. If we took all our clothes out of the closets, most of us would be surprised that there are items we really like, but have never worn. We simply forgot about them because they were hidden deep inside.
Time for a Change
It won’t take too much effort to remedy this situation. Wouldn’t you love it if you could open the door to your closet and see only the clothing that is right for the time of year?
The best time to feel motivated to undertake this project is when the season is changing. Take advantage of that motivation to get yourself organized once and for all.
Self-Storage Can Help
Right now, you might be asking just how organization will help your dilemma. Your closet won’t have any more room, no matter how organized you get. That’s why it’s a good idea to take advantage of a small self-storage unit at Browning Park Mini Storage in Benton, AR.
You won’t need a huge unit – just one that’s large enough to fit in the extra clothing that you won’t wear until the next season.
Divide your wardrobe
The first step is to divide your wardrobe into categories. Two obvious categories are clothes that are exclusive to summer and clothes that are just for winter. But you might want to have a third category – clothes that can be worn during the transition between summer and winter.
While you’re dividing your clothes into categories, spend some time evaluating which pieces of clothing have seen better days and which pieces you’re unlikely to ever wear again. In either case, those items should not stay in your closet or your self-storage unit. Give them to charity or put them in the bag with the rags that you use for cleaning.
If you’re doing this organizing for your child’s clothing, ask yourself whether the items will fit your child next year. If the answer is no, then it’s time to pass them to someone who can make good use of them.
How to Store Everything in Self-Storage
You’ll want to make sure that all the items are clean before they go into storage. In addition, they need to be completely dry so that there’s no possibility of damage from mold.
Suitcases – If you have suitcases that you aren’t using any longer, you can store items inside. Just be sure to label each suitcase with the contents. You can pick up an inexpensive label maker or just use paper and tape. Put clear tape over the ink so that it doesn’t fade.
Vacuum bags – You might consider getting vacuum bags for storage in order to cut down on the space needed. Many bags of this type are clear, but it’s still a good idea to label each bag.
Boxes – It’s always easy to get cardboard boxes to store things in. They’re not as space-saving as vacuum bags, but they stack very nicely. And don’t forget to label the contents.
Hangers – There will probably be some items that you’ll want to hang. You can buy an inexpensive hanging rack for those items.
Browning Park Mini Storage in Benton, AR – Your Answer for Self-Storage
Visit us at Browning Park Mini Storage to discuss your storage needs.