We can all feel a bit lazy in the winter and want to avoid the cold by staying indoors. It also takes a lot of preparation to go out, searching for hats, gloves, boots and ear-muffs. Why not store them where they can be easily found so that leaving the house doesn’t become a huge operation? Here are 3 tips on how to organise your winter accessories and keep everything you need on hand to protect you from the cold. We will also give you ideas on how to store them all when winter is over and save space in your wardrobes and cupboards.
How and where should you store coats and jackets?
In winter, it usually rains and even snows on occasion, so the best place to store all the family’s coats is on a hanger in the hallway. This will keep them easy to find and prevent them getting dirty or creased. Choose a coat rack with the right number of hooks, it’s important the clothes rack is big enough so that all the coats fit on their own hook. If you do not know how many coats you need to hang, an adjustable clothes rack is the perfect solution. They can be placed anywhere in the house, even under the stairs. Don’t forget that once winter is over, it’s best to store your coats in hanging vacuum storage bags, perfect for organising bulky clothes without taking up much space.
How and where should you store accessories such as hats or gloves?
Whether it is summer or winter, the best way to store accessories is by using organisers. The best place to store winter accessories such as hats and gloves is also in the hallway so you can find them quickly. A clever idea: dedicate an organiser for each person in the family, you can even put their name in on it! Then everyone will know where to put their belongings when they get home. The best way to store these accessories once winter is over are vacuum storage bags and boxes. A tip: Store each family member’s accessories in a different box or bag in their room. Then, next winter you won’t waste time searching for each other’s accessories and you’ll be able to make a quick seasonal wardrobe change.
How and where should you store scarves and pashminas?
It is best to hang up scarves and pashminas so they don’t get creased. The ideal way to store them and keep them organised is by using hangers and hooks. Did you know that you can create instant storage with over door hooks? No need to drill holes in the wall or have advanced DIY skills, they simply hang over the top of a door. Get one for every room in the house so everyone has plenty of storage for their scarves and accessories. Another quick and DIY-free way to create storage is with self-adhesive hooks and suction cup hooks. Once winter is over, it is best to store scarves and pashminas in clothes storage bags that protect delicate materials such as wool or silk from dust or light. Don’t forget to put cedar blocks inside the bag to keep the contents smelling fresh and free from moth damage.