If you’re a little short on closet space, it can be hard to find room for all of your suites, clothes and garments. But, there’s no need to take drastic measures and give all your clothes to goodwill. There are solutions out there, and you may be surprised at just how much of your clothing you can hang on to, ready for when you can fit into it all again.
And on another note, if you don’t take good care of your clothes, they can easily go to ruin. You can risk them getting dusty, which can cause an allergic reaction when you come to retrieve them, or worse yet, you can risk them getting moldy, which can potentially ruin them forever. At this point, there’s little that can be done to salvage your various garments, and they will be rendered unusable.
In this article, we’re going to be discussing 5 different storage ideas for your suits and other garments that will serve to remedy either if not both of these two issues. Here goes…
1. Rotate Clothes That Are Out Of Season Or Do Not Currently Fit
The only clothes you really need to keep in your closet are the ones that you’re going to be wearing over the next few months. Anything else is just taking up space, and can be stored in your attic space until you are ready to wear them again.
This goes for winter clothes in summer months and vice versa, and for clothes that you’ve grown out of but are hoping to fit back into again.
2. Use The Space Under Your Bed
The large majority of beds these days feature room underneath the mattress where you may be able to store all sorts of excess clothes. Some of these beds will feature dedicated drawers, and this would be ideal. But if not, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t use this space for your clothes anyway…
If you were to invest in a special vacuum bag, you’d be very surprised at just how many of your garments you will be able to stow away there. You simply place the items in the bag, and you then use a Hoover to suck out all the air, so you can fit several such bags on top of one another under your bed. This also serves to protect the condition of the clothes.
3. Garment Bag
Now, for those of you who are wondering, “What is a garment bag?” we’ll be happy to answer that for you. And we’re going to level with you here, a garment bag is not going to release more closet space for you. But what it will do is protect your favorite clothes from dust and mold.
A garment bag is basically any bag designed for the special purpose of protecting your clothing. It can be made with a range of different materials. It is typically designed to sit over each item of clothing as it hangs on a clothes hanger, much like the bags your dry cleaning comes home in.
4. Invest In An Detached Wardrobe Rack Or Shelved Rack
If you have too many garments to fit in your wardrobe, you can invest in a detached wardrobe rack if you have room for one. This is basically a wardrobe without the walls, and you can keep the rack anywhere you like in the home, such as out of the way against a wall.
Similarly, you also have the option of investing in a shelved rack, which is perfect for storing your shoes. You could even keep this rack at the inside of the entrance to your home to encourage visitors to remove their shoes when they enter.
5. Rethink Your Bookcase
If, like many, you are replacing your books with e-books, this can free up plenty of space on your bookcase to store items such as T-shirts, sweaters, pants, and so on. You may also be able to use it to store such items as hats, gloves, face masks and scarves.
So, as you can see, there are plenty of good storage solutions for your clothes to get you started if you have a lot of clothing to look after. But, this article only discusses 5 possible solutions, so it’s only really scratching the surface of what you can do. This is why we encourage you to find out more, because what suits some may not suit others (pun intended!)