7 Steps to Freeing Up Closet Space by Switching Out Last Season’s Wardrobe


Is your closet a total mess? Oftentimes, the main reason is too much clutter from unnecessary clothing.

Why keep last season’s outfits in there when you know they won’t be worn again for months? Think of how much space you could gain by alternating your wardrobe based on the season at hand!

With temperatures slowly rising, we can see spring on the horizon, and it’s time to start preparing. Even retail stores are beginning to display the upcoming season’s hottest new looks. Will your closet be ready?

Here are 7 tips to get you started:

  1. Start Clean

Begin by making sure that all of your clothes are clean and ready to be tucked away for a while. Don’t forget any laundry that may be lingering in hampers or in the washer and dryer. Clothing should be completely dry and free of stains before being put into storage.

  1. Develop a System

Find containers that offer valuable protection. You don’t want to risk an entire season’s wardrobe on poorly sealed cardboard boxes. We recommend using airtight plastic containers. Clear containers are ideal because they allow you to easily see what’s inside.

  1. Begin at the End

Start at one side of your closet, progressively working your way toward the other end. This way you’ll be sure not to miss anything. (Don’t forget about your shoes and any articles of clothing stored in dresser drawers.)

  1. Sort Like Items

It’s always a good idea to keep similar items together: coats, jeans, dress pants, skirts, dresses, t-shirts, dress shirts, etc.

  1. Think Ahead

As you’re going through the closet, carefully consider each item. When is the last time you wore this piece? Do you honestly think you’ll ever wear it again? If it’s time to get rid of some things, take note of their conditions. Then, decide where they should go: to charity, for sale, or in the garbage.

  1. Pack and Label Containers

Based on your piles of similar clothing, begin to neatly fold and place these items into designated containers. Once everything is tucked away and your containers are properly organized, label each container based on its contents.

  1. Store Away the Excess

Now, it’s time to place those containers in storage. Make sure the storage location is safe, secure, and free from potential threats. Every Cook portable shed, for instance, is constructed from pressure treated materials. This special type of lumber allows us to extend a lifetime warranty against fungal decay and termite damage. That’s just one way we strive to protect your possessions!

If you’re looking to reclaim your home’s closets and find a storage solution that’s right for you, take a look at our storage shed options. We have smaller shed styles that sit right up against your home or you can choose a larger shed to transform into a garage, hobby space or general storage space.