Closet Organization: How to Store Seasonal Clothes

I’ve never met a home with enough space for everyone’s things. That’s especially true for clothes. Here’s how you can maximize closet space and store seasonal clothes.


Does your closet look like this? If so, it’s time to declutter! (DepositPhotos)

1. Remove Seasonal Clothes

Look in your closet. If your hangers have clothes that span the four seasons, that’s the first problem! If it’s summer, you don’t need to access winter clothes because you won’t wear them.

If you’ve run out of closet space, remove those out-of-season clothes and temporarily place them on the bed. Now look at your closet — voila! Instant, additional storage for your in-season clothes.


Piles of clothes for keeping or donating
If you’ve never sorted the clothes in your closet, make a pile to keep and a pile to donate. (©faithie | Adobe Stock Photos)

2. Sort Seasonal Clothes

Look at the out-of-season clothes on your bed. If you’ve never organized your closet, there may be years — even decades — of clothes you’ve stored and forgotten. Things you haven’t even worn or even seen in several years.

And there’s a good chance that many of these items are outdated or don’t fit anymore. If you never plan to wear something again,

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