Fall has officially arrived! The weather is getting cooler, so it’s time to stash away the summer clothing and accessories to make space in your home for bulkier winter items like sweaters, jeans, and boots. Most people don’t have unlimited storage space for their clothing, so here are some new ideas for storing your summer things. Remember, before you store your clothes, make sure they are clean and completely dry.

Take Advantage of Under-Bed Spaces

One commonly overlooked storage space is the area underneath the bed. Rather than just allowing this spot to collect dust, you can use it as a storage space for clothing items and accessories that are out of season. But don’t just stuff random items under the bed. Buying resealable plastic under-bed storage boxes will keep dust bunnies out of your out of season items. Be sure that you measure how tall the space under the bed is before you shop so that you can be sure to buy the correct-sized bins. The great thing about under-bed containers is that you can store things like shoes and hats without worrying that they will be crushed or pressed out of shape while in storage. 

Purchase Vacuum Storage Bags

To really maximize your storage space, you can buy vacuum storage bags. These nifty storage bags seal tightly and feature a valve that will allow you to suction all the excess air out of the storage bags. Your tees, shorts, and swimsuits will be squashed down to a flat, compact package that you can store under the bed, in a little-used dresser drawer, or on a tall shelf in the closet. Depending on the extent of your summer wardrobe, you may be able to fit all of your summer clothing into a single dresser drawer by using vacuum storage bags. 

Stash It In Your Luggage

Most people have at least one piece of luggage hiding in a storage area in the home. You can use your unused luggage as a place to store your summer clothing. You may want to place it in oversized zip-top storage bags, just in case you take a trip over the winter. The zip-top storage bag will make it easy to set the clothing aside when you want to travel. 

If you need more storage space for your clothing, stop by Mealey’s to look at the fabulous selection of dressers and chests of drawers. Whatever your storage needs and personal home style, we have exactly what you need.