Winter Clothes Storage Ideas

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Winter Clothes Storage Ideas

While it might feel like the winter weather just started, spring cleaning is almost upon us. Don’t let your winter coat, scarves, gloves, boots, and accessories take up valuable space in your apartment when you’re not using them. We live in New York City, and understand that you don’t have space to waste in your home for clutter. Here are a few winter clothes storage ideas for busy New Yorkers.

Clean Out Your Closet

It’s the oldest trick in the book, but spring cleaning is the perfect time to make more room in your closet. Try the hanger method: hang everything in your closet backward, and if the hanger is still facing the opposite direction in 3 months, consider donating the item. Unless it has sentimental value, you likely won’t miss it! This is an easy solution and time saver, instead of laboring over your closet and debating over whether you actually use the article of clothing on a regular basis.

Compartmentalize Your Closet

Compartmentalize your closet, and store your winter and summer clothes on different sides or in a different drawer. This way, if you need to clean out your closet for the season, the process will be painless. By keeping your closet organized by purpose and season, you’ll have no trouble finding your clothes. Especially if you go on a vacation to somewhere that requires different seasonal apparel, your clothes will be easy to find and pack.


When you’re not using your suitcase, it can be a great place for extra winter clothes storage. During the winter, store your summer clothes in it and vice versa. This is an easy item to store under a bed or in your closet, out of sight and out of mind. Or, if you have an attractive and well-designed suitcase, you can even use it as a decorative fixture. A really handsome set of suitcases can be stacked for a fun bedside table.  Using space bags inside the suitcase can extend your storage space even further, maximizing the capacity and making it easier to unpack and repack it when you’re going on a trip.

Wash All Your Clothes

When it’s time to pack them away for the winter, wash each article of clothing. Things like winter coats and gloves often get neglected in the regular washing process, and spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to give your clothes a refresh. This also prevents your clothes from attracting unpleasant pests or odors when stored for a long period of time.

Clothes Ready to be packed

Store it Offsite

Instead of using plastic bins for winter clothes storage at the back of your closet, find an offsite solution that’s affordable and makes your life easier. If you’re not looking at your storage bins every day, it’ll help you feel more relaxed, organized, and clutter-free.

Simplify Valet Storage is an NYC-based service, specializing in making the storage process easier for residents of all five boroughs. We drop off bins that you’ll fill with your items and set a time for us to pick up. We take your items to a climate controlled, state-of-the-art storage facility until you’re ready for us to return them. There’s no annual commitment and no hassle for you.

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