In the summer shorts, tank tops, and mini skirts thrive and the last thing on your mind are your heavy winter clothes. Often though, these are still in your closet. However, there's an easy solution to this - storing your winter clothing for the summer, and it is quite easy to start. Especially if you have limited closet space, storing away out of seaon clothing can be a huge life saver.
When storing your clothing, carefully consider what you might need during the summer. Yes, you should store your bulky sweaters, but keep a couple lighter ones out for cooler nights or for trips to places where you might need something a tad warmer. So, although it is summer, you should keep some cooler weather clothes in easy reach. Once you have appraised that, go through the rest of your clothing and make sure you even want to keep it all. If it has stains, is too big or small, or you haven't worn it in ages, you may want to get rid of it or donate it, depending on its condition. When you've narrowed it down, make sure everything that you are storing is clean and has been washed prior to storage.
After you have done this, you're ready for the actual storing. Be careful to store your clothing in a good environment free of mold or moths. You want the environment to be cool and dark, but not damp. Places ideal for storage include at the top of your closet, under your bed, or in shelves not used. If you must store in your basement, make sure to store in airtight containers and to check on your clothing frequently to prevent damage.
So, enjoy the summer and get excited for your newfound extra closet space! Just remember to follow these tips.