Customer Showcase: A Perfect Pantry

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you’ll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

A Perfect Pantry

Our customer in Frisco, Texas did not have enough shelving or proper lighting in the pantry. They also wanted more countertop space and some wine storage. Our expert designer took a look at the space available and came up with a plan.

The original pantry was a bit small so we converted a larger closet into the pantry.  We began the pantry conversion by adding a nice countertop complete with drawers below. There was space for upper cabinets which added to the storage space. Under cabinet lighting makes it very workable space.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

The drawers were the perfect place to store things like paper goods, napkins, and even water bottles. Quick and easy for anyone in the family to grab some water and stay hydrated.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

 

Shallow shelves were a great space for canned goods and small boxes of food. The small wooden boxes and woven baskets add a touch of class to the shelves. They make a great compliment to the shimmering chandelier. 

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

By moving the pantry into a larger closet that left the original pantry space for some wonderful wine storage. Now they have so much space for their wine collection to grow.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

The wine racks have lovely ribbon lighting. The lighting not only adds a gorgeous design element, it also makes it easy to read wine labels. Pretty and practical…that’s what makes a perfect pantry.

So much food and no where to put it! That is a common kitchen pantry dilemma. Boxes, cans, and bags stuffed on shelves is what you'll find behind many pantry doors. See how we helped this customer create the perfect pantry for their needs. #getorganized #pantryorganization

Let Closet Envy Cook Up Something Special

Does your pantry space need a refresh? Let us take care of the pantry organization so you can relax and enjoy your next dinner party. Schedule your free consultation today!

Organize Toy Clutter

It’s summer time which means school is out and the kids are home…all…the…time. When children spend more time around the house the toys can get a bit out of control. Here are our favorite ways to organize toy clutter.

It's summer time which means school is out and the kids are home...all...the...time. When children spend more time around the house the toys can get a bit out of control. Here are our favorite ways to organize toy clutter. #getorganized #toyclutter

Organize Toy Clutter

Accept What Is

The reality is, if you have young children there will be toys. While there are tips to help deal with the clutter, Organizing Moms remind us that it is ok to stop worrying about it!

Accept that there will be neat days and there will be messy days. The pictures on Pinterest are not reality. The pictures of your kids happily playing trump the images of perfectly organized playrooms.

It's summer time which means school is out and the kids are home...all...the...time. When children spend more time around the house the toys can get a bit out of control. Here are our favorite ways to organize toy clutter. #getorganized #toyclutter

These days will be over before you know it, so on occasion, go ahead and embrace the mess…and the JOY!

Clear the Clutter

The more toys there are the more likely there will be a mess. So take some time now and then to clear the clutter. Here are a few steps to get you started.

  • Get rid of the plastic junk. You know, all those little toys that come in kids meals. It’s time to let those things go.
  • Anything that is broken can go as well. That’s what we call the easy good-bye.
  • Pull out the toys that are no longer age appropriate. Either store for another child, or donate them.
  • Involve your children in the purge. Talk to them about donating toys to those in need and let them help you decide what can go.

It's summer time which means school is out and the kids are home...all...the...time. When children spend more time around the house the toys can get a bit out of control. Here are our favorite ways to organize toy clutter. #getorganized #toyclutter

Little House Lovely Home has these tips for involving your children in donating toys.

Giving or donating to other kids in need is a great way to clear toy clutter. BUT, how you approach this strategy with your kids depends on their age. 5 year olds are starting to understand how privileged they are, and begin showing a genuine interest in helping others. Younger children won’t even pass a toy to baby brother without a tantrum. If your kids are older, talk to them about passing on the toys they don’t use to other children.

A Place for Everything

If you have a designated place for everything your children will be much more likely to put things away. Apartment Therapy has these suggestions:

Have one designated area for toys and decide that all toys that stay in the house need to fit in that place. It could be a basket, or a toy chest, or a bookshelf with several bins. Decide what goes where, and let this be a measure of whether you are accumulating too many toys. I have a large toy basket to hold the majority of my daughter’s toys (which doesn’t include stuffed animals and books), and I know its time to get rid of some things when that basket can’t hold all her toys.

It's summer time which means school is out and the kids are home...all...the...time. When children spend more time around the house the toys can get a bit out of control. Here are our favorite ways to organize toy clutter. #getorganized #toyclutter

You can take the keep-all-the-toys-in-one-place route, or go for baskets where the toys are used most scenario. Either way when it comes to toy organization baskets and bins are the perfect solution.

We’re Your Fairy Godmother

Do you wish you had a fairy godmother you could call on to organize the toy clutter? We can help! Schedule your free consultation today. We can create a toy organization system that is perfect for your family’s needs!

It's summer time which means school is out and the kids are home...all...the...time. When children spend more time around the house the toys can get a bit out of control. Here are our favorite ways to organize toy clutter. #getorganized #toyclutter

Customer Showcase: Functional Beauty

A master bedroom remodel wouldn’t be complete without a new closet. The theme of this closet was functional beauty. Beautiful finishes with lots of functional organization is the closet design everyone dreams of!

Functional Beauty

Our customer in Dallas, TX added a closet on to their master bedroom remodel and wanted a functional yet beautiful space when expanding. Their builder recommended Closet Envy to create a designer closet.

The customer wanted an island in a closet with relatively small floor space. By keeping the island thin we were able to make her closet dreams come true.

We were able to utilize the tall ceilings to add extra storage. Pull down hang bars are perfect for the out of season clothes. 

We also added upper cabinet storage all the way to the ceiling. This allowed us to utilize all the space while hiding the out of season bins cabinet behind doors. 

We  incorporated a jewelry drawer organizer under one window in the closet. Can we just take a moment to admire the fact that there are windows in this closet?!! Bright light is bliss!

A small track system with hooks create the perfect spot to hang necklaces on the wall.

Another addition to the closet is a set of dresser drawers. Nothing says functional storage like a set of drawers!

We were able to select beautiful finishes to compliment the customer’s newly remodeled master bath! Glass fronted cabinets add a bit of extra elegance to the design.

A pull out belt rack is another wonderful closet feature. There when you need it, and hidden away when you don’t.

Add Function to Your Closet

Whether you are building a house from scratch or doing a remodel Closet Envy can help create the closet of your dreams. Add functional beauty to your home. Schedule your free consultation today!

Garage Organization for Summer

Now that summer is here it is very likely that your children will be spending more time playing outside. Which also means that in no time, your garage will turn into a pile of swim things, sports gear, toys, and who knows what else. These tips will help you create a garage organization system for summer!

Now that summer is here it is very likely that your children will be spending more time playing outside. Which also means that in no time, your garage will turn into a pile of swim things, sports gear, toys, and who knows what else. These tips will help you create a garage organization system for summer!

Garage Organization for Summer

Sports Gear and Swim Things

Any sports mom can tell you that all that gear is always all over the place! The sport your child plays can change how you want to store those items. One Crazy House suggests a series of cubbies.

Repurpose an old bookshelf or build your own garage cubbies. Love that it provides storage for shoes, helmets and other smaller pieces of equipment.

For taller things like hockey sticks or bats, a track system is an excellent solution. Hang those things so you can stop tripping over them!

Now that summer is here it is very likely that your children will be spending more time playing outside. Which also means that in no time, your garage will turn into a pile of swim things, sports gear, toys, and who knows what else. These tips will help you create a garage organization system for summer!

A simple solution for all the balls is a large plastic tub, or even a laundry basket. Make a game to see how many “baskets” your children can make while cleaning up. That’s a win win!

Outdoor Toys

Some toys are just hard to corral. When they are small in size, or there are lots of them it can be difficult to decide where to put them all. The folks at Domestic Charm suggest using buckets to store all those toys that end up all over the place.

I loved the idea of having buckets for all the little outside toys that can get scattered all over the yard. I used my silhouette machine to cut black vinyl labels for each bucket.

What a great way to store things like bubbles, remote control cars, sidewalk chalk, not to mention all the nerf guns and darts!

Now that summer is here it is very likely that your children will be spending more time playing outside. Which also means that in no time, your garage will turn into a pile of swim things, sports gear, toys, and who knows what else. These tips will help you create a garage organization system for summer!

Bikes and Helmets

Bikes are notoriously difficult to store. They take up so much floor space and create a minefield when walking through the garage. The Family Handyman has several bike storage suggestions.

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to store you bike is with good old-fashioned heavy-duty rubberized hooks made to screw into a stud or rafter. Hang bikes with one hook for vertical bicycle storage, and two hooks placed a bike’s width apart for horizontal storage.

Don’t forget to consider dedicating some storage space for your helmets. Hooks work great for those as well. Once those bikes and helmets are up off the floor you will be amazed at how much more space you have!

Now that summer is here it is very likely that your children will be spending more time playing outside. Which also means that in no time, your garage will turn into a pile of swim things, sports gear, toys, and who knows what else. These tips will help you create a garage organization system for summer!

Go Up Up Up

When it comes to garage organization the best thing you can do is utilize your wall space. Our Omni Track system is the perfect way to create an entire wall of organization. Whether it’s hand tools, yard tools, gardening gear, or sports equipment creating your mess, the Omni Track system has a solution.

Now that summer is here it is very likely that your children will be spending more time playing outside. Which also means that in no time, your garage will turn into a pile of swim things, sports gear, toys, and who knows what else. These tips will help you create a garage organization system for summer!

Get Your Garage in Gear

Does the status of your garage send you into a state of overwhelm? Closet Envy can help with that. We are so much more than just closets! We will get your garage in gear and turn it into organized bliss. Schedule your free consultation today!

Customer Showcase: An Organized Garage

Garages are a wonderful storage space…until all those items you want to store end up all over the floor. Then your garage simply becomes a tripping hazard. In this customer showcase we created the organized garage that everyone dreams of!

Garages are a wonderful storage space...until all those items you want to store end up all over the floor. Then your garage simply becomes a tripping hazard. In this customer showcase we created the organized garage that everyone dreams of!

An Organized Garage

Our customer in McKinney, Texas had items all over the floor piling up. She wanted to utilize the wall space to get things organized.

Garages are a wonderful storage space...until all those items you want to store end up all over the floor. Then your garage simply becomes a tripping hazard. In this customer showcase we created the organized garage that everyone dreams of!

We began by adding custom cabinetry. The combination of open shelving, drawers, and closed cabinets allows for a variety of storage options. The tall cabinets could be used as personal lockers for each member of the family, or as storage for sports gear or seasonal decorations.

We also added a small track system above the table top. This is a great place to store smaller tools, batteries, even nails and screws. You don’t need a huge garage to add a lot of storage bang for your buck when you add cabinetry.

Garages are a wonderful storage space...until all those items you want to store end up all over the floor. Then your garage simply becomes a tripping hazard. In this customer showcase we created the organized garage that everyone dreams of!

 On another wall of the garage we added an additional Fusion track system. An assortment of hooks will allow this family to hang golf bags, bikes, yard tools etc. Another set of cabinets is great for gas cans, weed killer, and other chemicals used in the yard. By keeping these items in cabinets they stay out of reach of any small children that may be wandering around.

Garages are a wonderful storage space...until all those items you want to store end up all over the floor. Then your garage simply becomes a tripping hazard. In this customer showcase we created the organized garage that everyone dreams of!

A small sink is the perfect addition to any garage. Particularly if you are a fan of gardening! It’s the perfect place to wash up after a lovely day pulling weeds.

Garages are a wonderful storage space...until all those items you want to store end up all over the floor. Then your garage simply becomes a tripping hazard. In this customer showcase we created the organized garage that everyone dreams of!

It’s Time for a Great Garage

No more tripping over those odds and ends. No more piles of junk taking up all the space in your garage. Imagine, you could even park your car in there! We can help create the organized garage you’ve been dreaming of. Schedule your free consultation today!

A Minimalist Closet

Many of us feel drawn to the look of a minimalist closet. Your closet may be stuffed to the gills, but there are steps you can take to create the minimalist look you desire.

Many of us feel drawn to the look of a minimalist closet. Your closet may be stuffed to the gills, but there are steps you can take to create the minimalist look you desire. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

A Minimalist Closet

It Starts with a Purge

The only way to create a truly minimalist closet is to have more of a minimal wardrobe. The trend is definitely moving toward the less-is-more end of the spectrum. Tiny houses are popping up everywhere, and people have a strong desire for the simple life. So why not take that desire for simplicity into your closet?!!

Cincy Chic has these tips for getting started.

Start by taking all the clothing items out of your closet that you haven’t worn in the last month. Try on each piece of clothing and ask yourself a few questions:

  • Does it fit?
  • Is it flattering?
  • Does it fit your life style?
  • Does it need repaired or tailored?

As you begin to sort through the clothes you really need, you can start to create the space you’ve been dreaming of in your closet!

One is Enough

How many white tee shirts do you really need? Or black sweaters?Becoming a Minimalist reminds us to embrace the idea of one!

Consider the idea of one. If one can be enough, embrace it. Rather than owning an entire assortment, try owning just your favorite black dress, belt, handbag, or jacket (just to name a few ideas). A closet filled with only things you love and use will be a closet that you love to use.

Many of us feel drawn to the look of a minimalist closet. Your closet may be stuffed to the gills, but there are steps you can take to create the minimalist look you desire. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

One item that fits really well, makes you feel good, and coordinates with many things. Those are the types of clothes that belong in your minimalist closet!

Create Repetition

Once you have your clothes pared down you can start to create the simply sophisticated style you are hoping for. DIY Network has these ideas for a minimalist look.

Invest in quality hangers. Having mismatched plastic and wire hangers instantly make a closet look more cluttered and disorganized. Using only one style will give a more streamlined look to your display. High-end metal or wood hangers always look great, and with fewer clothes, you won’t have to buy as many hangers.

Many of us feel drawn to the look of a minimalist closet. Your closet may be stuffed to the gills, but there are steps you can take to create the minimalist look you desire. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

In addition to matching hangers, consider using neutral colors to streamline your design. Covered storage options will also help you create the minimalist look you crave. Hide the clutter behind doors, or in gorgeous storage boxes.

The Minimal Look Has Maximum Impact

Are you wanting a minimalist closet but aren’t looking to do all the work? Sit back and relax because Closet Envy can help you design the closet of your dreams. We even offer free organization with qualifying projects. Let us help design and reorganize your closet! Schedule your free consultation today!

Many of us feel drawn to the look of a minimalist closet. Your closet may be stuffed to the gills, but there are steps you can take to create the minimalist look you desire. #designyourhappyplace #closetenvy

Customer Showcase: A Glamorous Makeover

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover.

A Glamorous Makeover

Our client in Frisco, Texas was looking for more shoe space and more drawers for jewelry. She was also dreaming of a more glamorous closet design. Take a look at where her closet started. There were good bones, but she definitely needed more storage.

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

We used a fresh clean white with light grey walls and a light grey wood floor to go with her white Carrera marble master bathroom. A sparkling chandelier definitely adds the glam the client was looking for.

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

We also incorporated mirrored doors with glass handles. The mirrors reflect more light and sparkle into the room. Polished chrome finishes were used for all the hanging poles and accessories. Look how everything shimmers and shines!

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

We expanded her closet by borrowing some space from the laundry room that was not getting used properly. Now this is a closet designed for one glamorous lady!

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

All of that additional space meant a lot more room for shoes! What girl doesn’t dream of row after row of gorgeous shoe storage? With the back lighting on these shelves those shoes will become the star of the show in this glamorous closet makeover!

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

Open shelving, closed cabinets, and drawers offer a variety of storage options in any closet. It’s a great way to house all of those odds and ends!

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

The island will be the perfect place to store all of the client’s lovely jewelry. The glass top allows her to see each of her favorite pieces as she decides what to wear for the day.

Closet Envy specializes in turning ho-hum closets into beautiful masterpieces. In this customer showcase we gave an ordinary closet a glamorous makeover. #closetenvy #designyourhappyplace

Go Glam!

Have you been dreaming of a glamorous closet to call your own? Closet Envy can help you design your happy place! Schedule your free consultation and pump up the glam in your home.

Children’s Closet Projects for Summer

School is out for the summer! The joy of that moment lasts approximately 3.2 seconds before the arguing and “I’m bored” whining begins. When you are looking for something to do give one of these closet projects for summer a try!

School is out for the summer! The joy of that moment lasts approximately 3.2 seconds before the arguing and "I'm bored" whining begins. When you are looking for something to do give one of these closet projects for summer a try! #getorganized #putthosekidstowork

Closet Projects for Summer

Let the Chores Begin

Many parents want to balance the time their children spend on screens with activities that are a bit more productive. You can find chore charts all over the internet, like this free one, that allow you to incorporate a “before you play” lifestyle in your home. It’s time to start getting things done around the house!

School is out for the summer! The joy of that moment lasts approximately 3.2 seconds before the arguing and "I'm bored" whining begins. When you are looking for something to do give one of these closet projects for summer a try! #getorganized #putthosekidstowork

We’d like to suggest that in addition to things like dishes, dusting, or scrubbing toilets you add a few closet chores to the list! Better Homes & Gardens reminds us that kids can organize too!

Let children be a part of the organization process and you might be surprised by how willing they are to help declutter the space and keep the closet organized. Encourage little ones to tell you how they’d like to sort and store their favorite items, or let them choose what kids’ closet dividers they like best. Work together with older kids to get organized, then turn them loose to decorate the space with their favorite colors and patterns.

Encourage those youngsters to purge unwanted items, organize their clothes, and get their closet under control! When school rolls around again you will be so glad that you took the time to get the closet organized during the not-so-lazy days of summer.

Summer Learning

Just because your kids aren’t in school doesn’t mean they can’t continue to learn. Consider this summer your training period so that you can start moving laundry off your shoulders and onto theirs! Children as young as 2 can fold clothes and even put shirts on a hanger. And there is no reason your teenager can’t start doing their own laundry! (Just remind them that yes, soap is needed in every load. Trust me on that one.) Do you know what that means?!! Those little people can start putting away their own clothes!! Game changer right there.

School is out for the summer! The joy of that moment lasts approximately 3.2 seconds before the arguing and "I'm bored" whining begins. When you are looking for something to do give one of these closet projects for summer a try! #getorganized #putthosekidstowork

With an organized closet its so much easier to know where everything goes. Better Homes & Gardens has these tips.

Label types of clothing and accessories to keep things organized. Color-coordinated containers can do the trick, too. Over time, your child will learn the difference between clothing items, as well as the value of organization. For a personal touch to your kid’s closet storage, pick labels in his or her favorite color. Kids’ closet organizer products can be found at most home goods stores or you can make your own with construction paper, washi tape, and markers.

Organizing is the same as sorting…so that’s math. Creating labels is reading and writing. Creating your own labels is essentially art class. So there you go! Summer school and closet organization all at once. You’ve officially earned rock star mom status!

Or You Can Be the Fun Mom

It’s possible your offspring may be complaining about your genius closet projects for summer. With these suggestions you can go from mean mom to fun mom! Let your child know that once their closet is clean and organized they could create a reading nook or closet fort.

School is out for the summer! The joy of that moment lasts approximately 3.2 seconds before the arguing and "I'm bored" whining begins. When you are looking for something to do give one of these closet projects for summer a try! #getorganized #putthosekidstowork

Every child loves the idea of a special place just for them. Create a design together and then help your child find all the resources they need to get started. They might just thank you for making them clean and organize their closet. Ok, probably not, but a mom can dream!

Put Us to Work

Your kids are working on their closets, so why not let us come work on yours! Make this the summer of closets. We’ll bring the showroom to you and take care of every last detail. You can put up your feet and relax with a good book. Schedule your free consultation today!

Customer Showcase: A Designer Office

The direction of the world today is “work from home”. Closet Envy will spend time to see how you use your space during your daily routine. Our talented designers will help you create a designer office space that you want to work in.

A Designer Office

A client in Colleyville, TX was looking for a more built in look for his home office. His office before looked like many home offices around the country. It was functional and…fine. And yet, it didn’t inspire him to want to spend time in there. Let alone the hours required to work from home.

In addition to a built in look the client wanted to incorporate a peninsula so that he could appreciate the view of the outside. He was also interested in moving from a carpeted room to wood floors.

The direction of the world today is “work from home”. Closet Envy will spend time to see how you use your space during your daily routine. Our talented designers will help you create a designer office space that you want to work in. #designyourhappyplace #workfromhome #designeroffice

One feature we added to connect all the individual elements was a full backing in a color called Angora. It coordinated very well with the built in system  in the color Cassis. Built in lighting adds a finishing touch that allows this room to easily go from day to night!

The direction of the world today is “work from home”. Closet Envy will spend time to see how you use your space during your daily routine. Our talented designers will help you create a designer office space that you want to work in. #designyourhappyplace #workfromhome #designeroffice

This office is more than just a place to work. We all benefit from a space that inspires us. This built in not only includes valuable storage space, it also utilizes glass shelves to display items. No matter where you turn in this designer home office you have something beautiful to look at.

The direction of the world today is “work from home”. Closet Envy will spend time to see how you use your space during your daily routine. Our talented designers will help you create a designer office space that you want to work in. #designyourhappyplace #workfromhome #designeroffice

Designer artwork gives this space a luxurious finishing touch. Who wouldn’t want to work from home with an office space like this?!!

The direction of the world today is “work from home”. Closet Envy will spend time to see how you use your space during your daily routine. Our talented designers will help you create a designer office space that you want to work in. #designyourhappyplace #workfromhome #designeroffice

We’re More Than Just Closets

Don’t let our name fool you Closet Envy is more than just closets! We can help you create organizational solutions for any room in your home. Schedule your free consultation today and turn your office space into a work from home designer showpiece.

How to Store Winter Gear

Whether your winter was long or short it’s finally time to put the warm stuff away in preparation for summer weather. Here are some of our tips for how to store winter gear.

Whether your winter was long or short it's finally time to put the warm stuff away in preparation for summer weather. Here are some of our tips for how to store winter gear.

How to Store Winter Gear

Winter Coats

Winter coats, by nature, are large bulky items. So we wondered if there was a space saving way to store them.  Good Housekeeping had some great ideas!

Do up buttons, zip up zippers, and empty out pockets; then hang structured or down coats on thick hangers inside a breathable garment bag. Polyfill-stuffed coats can go in vacuum-seal bags, compressed halfway for space.

Whether your winter was long or short it's finally time to put the warm stuff away in preparation for summer weather. Here are some of our tips for how to store winter gear.

We’re ready to put those coats far, far away! How about you? Bring on the warm weather, pools, picnics, and backyard barbecues.

Boots, Hats, Gloves

The accessories of winter can often be difficult to store. How many times have you had to buy new gloves because one is missing? Or no matter where you look, you can’t find your favorite stocking cap? The Spruce has these interesting suggestions for storing boots, hats, and gloves!

In my home, we keep hats, gloves, and scarfs stashed in our entryway during the winter. When spring rolls around those items are used to stuff my tall winter boots so, they keep their shape. Here’s how:

  1.  I make sure my boots are clean and dry inside and out.  This chore involves brushing all the debris from the bottom and wiping down the exterior and interior of each boot.
  2.  I place a sachet of baking soda inside each boot and let it sit for 24 hours.
  3.  The next day I take the sachet out and replace it with a fresh one.
  4.  Afterward I line each boot with a thin, clean rag made from an old sheet or shirt.
  5.  Next I stuff clean winter hats, scarfs and gloves into airtight food storage bags.
  6.  Then I use the filled storage bags to stuff my boots.

When the task is complete, my boots are placed on a shelf in my closet. The shelf is one foot above the floor. I keep my warm weather shoes under the shelf.

Whether your winter was long or short it's finally time to put the warm stuff away in preparation for summer weather. Here are some of our tips for how to store winter gear.

What a great idea for storage! Compact, and all in one place. Say goodbye to missing winter accessories.

Sweaters

If you want to make space for your favorite sun dresses, tank tops, and summer gear it may be time to store away those bulky sweaters. Good Housekeeping advises you store sweaters in plastic bins until cool weather returns.

Fold into thirds, then in half, and stack in a plastic bin with heaviest knits on the bottom. Place white tissue paper between layers if color transfer is a concern or to keep any embellishments from snagging.

Whether your winter was long or short it's finally time to put the warm stuff away in preparation for summer weather. Here are some of our tips for how to store winter gear.

Closet Envy Can Help You Get Ready for Summer

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