Clothes Storage Solutions
Everybody has clothes and it seems like there is never enough room to store them in. You can add to your closets and add more hanger space in the corner but from seasonal clothes to dress clothes, they all need a place to be. Let’s take a look at some clothes storage ideas that you can use to get them off of your closet floor.
Clothes Storage Bag – There are a few bag options to store your clothes in and it depends on the clothes. For example, if you are storing nice dress clothes, a bag that goes over the clothes and zips up only leaving a hole for a hanger has the purpose of keeping out the dust while letting them hang to help prevent wrinkles. This would be for clothes that are seldom worn and need to stay wrinkle free. Another type of clothes storage bag is the vacuum bag. This is a bag that you load your clothes in and using a vacuum cleaner, suck out most of the air leaving a much more compressed bag of clothes. We tried this out on a bag with a few pillows in it and it worked out great. The pillows sucked up real tight and became stiff in the bag. Then it was tossed onto the top shelf of the closet making a bunch of room. All you need is the bag and a vacuum cleaner to make this work. Since piles of clothes are made up of a bunch of air, it can make a huge difference when that air is sucked out. To get your clothes back out of the bag, simply open the seal and they pop right back up when the air can get back in. This is great for seasonal clothes that you can put up in a storage room or other type of storage.
Clothes Storage Boxes – The entry level of these types of boxes are those portable moving boxes for clothes. They are made out of rugged cardboard and have a metal or plastic hanger built into the top of them to hang your clothes off of. If you’re on a budget, pick one up from the U-Haul store and stick it in the corner of your room for some quick and cheap extra clothing storage. If your budget allows for more then there are nice portable closets that you can get in different sizes and with different accessories. The most basic would be a cabinet with doors that you open up with your clothes hanging inside and some room at the bottom for shoes. Nicer units will have storage cubes at the bottom or even storage drawers for a real nice hanger and folded up clothes storage option.
Hanging Clothes Storage – This type of storage can come in many forms and sizes so we’ll discuss a few of them here. One of the simplest and cheapest options is a clothes hanger system that hangs off of the bedroom door. It simply slips over the top of the door and sticks out and gives you a place to hang a few hangers. This is a quick solution that will give you a little more space. Another step up from that is a rod that goes between the floor and the ceiling and has hangers that stick off of it in various places and lets you hang some hangers off of each section. There are other hanging clothes options that are designed to stick out of the closet if you’re not worried about closing the closet door and even ones that are designed to mount on the wall for a little extra cloth hanging.
The need to find some room to hang more clothes is a common one so there are many solutions that are available. Look at the options and see what might work out the best for you.