Storing Winter Clothes?

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
September 28, 2009 2:05pm CST
I have been using the same method for storing my winter clothes for as long as I can remember. I simply fold them and place them inside one of the big heavy-duty garbage bags and place them in my closet. Now that the season is upon us how do you plan to bring out your winter clothes? I usually try to get mine all done in a single day, but I'm sure that everyone does not do the same. Do you unpack everything at once, or do you take clothing out as you need it?
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
28 Sep 09
Hi worldwise... I usually pack up the seasonal clothing and place them into a storage container. You know like a tote. I write on them what they are. Then when that season comes around I just get the totes and presto the clothes are ready for me. Which reminds me that I need to make a trip to the storage building and get the winter clothes out. Have a nice day and keep smiling..
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Those storage containers are really nifty, rosepedal, and I recently bought a couple of them for myself.
• United States
2 Oct 09
I really like them. I started putting things into totes about a couple of years ago. Some good friends of mine got me onto the ideal and I loved it. They are way better than boxes and bags..
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep 09
I guess I must be different as I don't have special seasonal clothing, maybe it's because I am a guy, or the fact that I don't feel the cold or because of the climate in my country, but clothes I wear for summer I also wear for winter and clothes I wear for winter I also wear for Summer. My wardrobe is all year round, I will wear short sleeved shirts in the winter. Although I don't tend to wear shorts in the Winter so they go to the bottom of my chest of drawers, however I do wear them indoors. So none of my clothes are packed away. Which I guess makes it easier.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That sounds so sensible, wolfie! I've often thought how much simpler things would be if we just wore the same clothing year 'round.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I store my clothes in almost the same manner. The only difference is that this year I used cloth laundry bags. WHat I do is when the weather starts getting chilly wear a sweatshirt can be used I take all the summer stuff and wash and fold it. THen I take out the winter clothes and put the summer clothes in the cloth bags. The only thing is that I dont put the bag away for a couple of weeks. I live in New England and we have wacky weather that calls for tank tops and jeans. right now it may be cold in the a.m. but by lunch time its 70 degrees. In a few weeks the colder temps will become more constant and then I will pack away the bag of summer stuff. I hate the whole process. The things we have to go through... Woe is me. dl
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I know what you mean about the changing weather, dloveli! We are experiencing much of the same where I live.
• India
29 Sep 09
Well fro me, I store my winter clothes in a big attache along with a few naphthalene balls and also store a few inside my closets. Well as the seasons comes I usually take about a week, drying my clothes in the sun and getting some dry cleaned. After the dry-cleaning, I neatly stash the clothes needed at the moment in my closet and the rest go back into the attache, only to come out when most needed. As for the blazers and the jacket, they are hung back on the hangers in the closet, where I stashed them the last time.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I can see that you are another well-organized person, raphael!
@celticeagle (119323)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep 09
I just have it in my closet and move it up front when the winter is upon us. I wear more layers than anyone else so it isn't that hard. Hope you have nice holidays coming up.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Since I don't nearly as many clothes as I used to, celticeagle, my job isn't so bad. I am looking forward to the holidays too!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I store my clothes on my cedar trunk and in my cedar closet. I take them all out from my trunk at once and wash them to refresh. In my closet I have only jackets and coats, so I take them only when needed. I have all of my sweaters out already, because weather are going to change rapidly soon....
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
You sound as though you're so well-organized, pola, that I'm just a bit jealous.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Hey worldwise! I wish I did store mine so simply! When my boyfriend moved in two years ago I had to give up one of my two bedroom closets! That was really difficult for me because I had my clothes spread out and needed both of them! I now store most of my winter clothes in suitcases in my hall closet! I have my summer closes in the closet now so I have to switch them out with the winter clothes! Obviously, the winter clothes take up more room being that they are thicker! So, it is much more difficult to find enough space for them! Last year I did a major cleanout! I have bought a few new things slowly to replace what I threw out! I am dreading switching the clothes out again! And unfortunately the time is here because it is starting to get chilly! So I will do the best I can with the space that I have! Wish me luck!
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
28 Sep 09
I have always stored my clothes in plastic containers. Then once the weather starts to get cooler I take a day to change everything over to the winter clothes, and the summer clothes go into the plastic containers.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That sounds like an excellent plan, lelin!
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I have mine stored in a tote. At first I will take out an item or two, and then I just give in and get them all out. I just hate to give in.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Yes, thoroughrob, I believe you have to be in just the right mood to get the job done.
28 Sep 09
That is a fab idea. I am not that organised..lol, mine are usually in various different cupboards or drawers, and i go hunting. I will do what you do from now on, that is a great idea :-)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I am happy you like my idea, forestgold!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I have my winter clothes in a tote and I am able to take them from the garage and bring them into the house for the season and then I store the past season in the tote. I don't like doing it this way,but I find that it works best for us.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
That's pretty much the same system that I use, carolscash. I empty them of one and fill them with another.
@rainmark (4306)
28 Sep 09
Hello Worldwise, I started to packed all my summer and some of my autumn clothes and put them on the storage box and some in the suitcase. I do unpacked my winter clothes little by little, I only take some clothes that I needed, coz i don't know yet what to put on my closet lolz. Happy myloting.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
1 Oct 09
I used to own suitcases, rainmark, but now that I've gotten older I no longer need them because I stay close to home.
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
3 Oct 09
I just fold mine and put them in the upper shelves of my wardrobe and the lower drawers of my chest of drawers. The hanging stuff goes in the wardrobe in the spare room. Of course, mine are getting packed away around about now. I have put the heaters away and dusted off the fans but we are getting really hot days (we've had a mostly very warm winter except for chilly nights) but the temperature will then drop back to normal when a cardigan or jacket might be required. I find it helps to have in between season clothes on hand all year round.