Too many clothes and not enough space…

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
155 posts
Blushing bee

I don’t know whether this will help but why don’t you get those space saving air tight bags that you can put your cloths in and then use a vacuum to suck all the air out. Those things save a lot of space and they will prevent cloths from wrinkling.

Post # 5
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Morton Arboretum


if it is not new and you have not worn it in a year donate or give it to someone else that will.  Exceptions special occassion outfits, suits, keep two or three if you do not wear then everyday.

Post # 6
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i second the space saving bag thing. i have 4 in my closet currently, filled with old clothes. they’re awesome for storage.

also, if you haven’t worn it or don’t like it, donate it. you can write off the donations on your taxes, i think.

Post # 8
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t have a space saving bag–BUT I do have a container/tub of storage that fits nicely at the top of my closet and I am able to rotate out my fall/winter clothes and my spring/summer clothes.  This is great for me because I am able to make room for new clothes and see what is worth keeping and donating.

Tip about donating as well:  For me, when I go through my clothes every so often (My mom is a shop-a-holic and usually everytime I see her I get a new bag of clothes to go through, usually all name brand and better than what I would buy for myself HELLO MICHAEL KORS!), I have to make it a point to go through some of my older clothes…if I am not 100% sure that I’m ready to part with it, then it goes in a seperate bag.  If I don’t touch this bag for 2-3 months (I might have clothing hoarder tendacies), then it gets donated.

If you drop off these items at a consignment shop you can get $$ back OR…if you go to Goodwill, you can get a tax write off if you obtain a slip that states that you did this.

Good Luck!

Post # 10
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ForeverBirds:  do you have space under your bed? we have 6 rolling under bed baskets, which is where a majority of our linens/towels/etc are kept, along with seasonal clothes. these are what we have. i also have these wire cubes in our closet, and keep folded clothes in them. i’ve used them in all of the closets i’ve had in the past 5 or so years, and they really do help. i have them shoved to the side, and hanging clothes (which, we honestly don’t have many of) are hanging on the other side.

if you have a lot of hanging clothes, you can use some of these wonder hanger things to be able to hang more things going vertically instead of horizontally. i’ve seen DIY versions done with big links of metal chain that you can get from home depot or lowes (or even plastic links).

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