Dropping temperatures means it’s time to break out the coats, boots, scarves, hats and gloves. While snowy days can be fun, many homeowners find they have a hard time finding a place for all the winter gear that comes along with the winter months. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite tips for keeping your closets and home organized this winter.
Cycle clothes by season
One of the most space-saving things you can do is cycle your clothes by season. You don’t need shorts and flip-flops when it’s below freezing outside, so they shouldn’t be taking up space in your closet. Keep off-season clothes stored away in containers while not in use. This will free up extra space in your closet for some of your more bulky winter items. Then when temperatures begin to rise again, you simply swap in your summer clothes, and pack away your winter gear until next year.
Utilize all your closets
Your winter gear doesn’t all need to fit in your bedroom closet. Front hall closets and mudrooms are great alternatives for storing winter coats and boots. You may need to do some rearranging, but keeping your family’s jackets in one place like a front hall closet or the coat hooks in your laundry room will save you time and space! If you have a guest room in your home, but aren’t expecting guests anytime soon, a guest room closet is also a great option for storing winter gear.
It’s easy to just toss your coat onto the nearest chair and leave your boots in a pile in the front hallway when you arrive home each day, but keeping up with your system is crucial for keeping your home organized this winter. It takes just a few seconds to hang your jacket up and put your shoes away, so don’t let yourself fall into a habit of leaving these items laying around. For smaller items like hats, gloves and scarves, consider keeping some decorative baskets by each doorway into your home. Family members and visitors can toss their hats or gloves into the basket when they come inside and simply take their items out of the basket on their way out the door. Choose holiday-themed baskets for some festive flair that also helps keep your home tidy.
If your home is in need of a more serious organization makeover, contact Closet & Storage Concepts of Colorado today. We create closets and home organization systems custom designed to fit your space and lifestyle!