Now that summer is well and truly on the way, it’s time to pack away your warmest winter gear until next year. If you live in some of the Northern states and territories where the summer is consistently hot, you can pack those winter clothes away somewhere far out of reach until winter rolls around again. If you live somewhere the weather is a little more unpredictable, perhaps keep a jacket or two handy in case of a cold snap. But, in general, most of your winter wardrobe can be rotated out or put into storage until you need it again.
Rearrange your cupboards
With the warmer weather here, you might only need to rearrange your wardrobe to make your summer items more easily accessible. Move hanging jackets and coats to the back or most inaccessible part of your wardrobe and move your lighter shirts, dresses and other clothing where it is nice and handy.
You can apply the same technique to your drawers and cupboards, moving your thick socks, jumpers and scarves to the most hard-to-reach places. Make your summer wardrobe items easily accessible by putting them in the drawers and on the shelves you can reach easily.
If you have large wardrobes and cupboard space, this might be all you need to do to make your wardrobe summer-ready.
Packing away items
If you’re short on wardrobe space, it might be a good idea to pack some of your winter items away until next year so they are completely out of the way. This is especially useful if you live somewhere like Brisbane or the Gold Coast where the weather stays consistently hot through the summer months. Here, you can happily pack away almost everything from your winter wardrobe and you’re highly unlikely to miss it. Pack away as much of your winter items as you need to make yourself space for the clothes you’re likely to be wearing regularly.
Under-bed storage containers and vacuum seal space bags are a great option for storing winter items if you have somewhere appropriate to keep them. Or you can pack your items into quality cardboard boxes which will keep them safe and out of the way.
You can hire or buy boxes from Hire A Box which are suitable for storing your winter clothing. Choose a large tea chest for storing bulky jumpers, scarves and thick socks, or go for a Porta-Robe box for hanging items like jackets and coats. You can hire or buy boxes depending on how long you need them for. Check out the details on our website.
If you live somewhere like Melbourne or Hobart where the weather is a little more unpredictable, consider packing away just your largest and bulkiest winter items to make some more room for your summer attire. Pack up large blankets and your heaviest coats on shelves or in boxes to free up space for your warm-weather gear.
Consider your storage
If you’re packing away your winter gear into boxes, consider where you will keep them until the winter rolls around again. Smaller boxes could be stored under beds or on top of wardrobes. If you use larger boxes or if you have a lot of items to store, find a space in your garage or in a spare room so they are well out of the way.
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With the weather warming up, now is the ideal time to pack away your winter clothing and blankets until you’re likely to need them again. Rearrange your wardrobe or pack items into bags or boxes and store them at home or in storage facilities until next year.
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