Instead of stuffing your winter clothes in the back of the closet, pack them away thoughtfully so they can serve their purpose for another year. Folded clothing can go in baskets or bins and placed on a high shelf or under the bed if you’re short on space, Apartment Therapy suggests. Use rolling racks for hanging garments, along with quality hangers that won’t cause items to lose their shape. Blankets and sheets can go in vacuum-sealed storage bags to save on space, while shoes and boots can go into a trunk or clear plastic bins. When you’re done, break out the shorts and flip-flops and get ready for summer.
When we were teenagers, we used to get in trouble for throwing things under the bed instead of putting them away. However, if you’re looking for extra storage space, underneath your bed isn’t a bad place to look. Thin Rubbermaid crates or totes for your shoes and other accessories fit perfectly under the bed. When you try this technique, you’ll be thanking your 17-year-old self!