Winter is coming. Time to break out those winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots and sweaters. Wait! You don’t know what you did with your winter attire since last season?
We understand. It can be difficult to store and organize winter clothes and accessories when you live in an apartment. Lucky for you, there are several handy low-cost storage solutions available. Below, we’ll highlight some of the simple ways you can best organize your winter wardrobe in an apartment.
Organize Winter Hats, Gloves & Scarves
Winter hats, gloves and scarves are three of the most reliable accessories on cold and snowy days. Unfortunately, they often get lost or misplaced. And gloves, like socks, always seem to get separated from their partner. One of the best ways to keep these winter essentials in one place is to store them in an over-the-door plastic shoe organizer. Outfitted with clear plastic pockets, this helpful tool not only helps you store winter wear accessories, it also makes identifying them easier. Plus, these organizers do not take up much room and can be hidden in a bedroom or living room coat closet.
That storage solution is great for dry winter accessories. How do you store wet winter essentials? That’s easy! After you shake the excess snowflakes or raindrops from your winter hats, gloves and scarves, stash them in a small plastic or metal bucket. The bucket will help collect the excess moisture from the wet accessories. Then after the excess water has been collected, you can add the accessories to your next load of laundry. Empty the water from the bucket, dry with a cloth and you’re ready to go for the next time!
Organize Winter Shoes & Boots
Winter boots and shoes are great. They keep you warm and help you traverse the snowy and slippery surfaces during the winter. But, they can leave a mess once you walk indoors. You can’t leave your wet, snowy boots in the hallway of your apartment building. You also don’t want to make a mess trudging through your apartment with wet, snowy boots. We have a pretty clever solution.
Take your shoes and boots off before you walk into your apartment. Then, find some space out of the way, in an area with an easy to clean surface (like a kitchen or restroom). Place a waterproof tray with a large lip in this space. Then, add an inexpensive, coated cooling rack that’s slightly smaller than the tray. Place your wet boots and shoes on top and you’re all set. The boots will be out of the way, draining the snow and water into the tray, and out of the way!
Sweaters are way too bulky to store in dresser drawers. You’re lucky if you can fit two or three in a drawer. If you hang them in a closet, you risk ruining their shape. What’s the best way to store winter sweaters when you need them? Folding metal bookshelves, of course!
Compact enough to fit in a spacious closet or in a bedroom next to a dresser, a folding metal bookshelf is roomy and sturdy enough to hold winter sweaters. They’re open face design also lets you easily retrieve your preferred sweater when needed. After winter, these bookshelves are perfect storage for shorts, sandals, and other summer wear essentials.
With these tips, you can now easily store and organize winter clothes in an apartment. 363 Bond Street residents are already one step ahead of other apartment hunters. Our spacious luxury apartments offer roomy closets to help you best organize your winter and everyday essentials. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our currently available spaces.