How Do You Store Clothes?

Updated on January 13, 2012
M.K. asks from DPO, AA
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I have a super small closet so I change my clothes in the closet according to the season. I store the clothes in large rubbermaid containers and put them in the finished basement. I would love to store them in my attic but currently there is not a big enough opening to get them up there. My mother-in-law and one of my sister-in-laws store them in garbage bags, kitchen garbage bags and in their attics. While I do find this a bit odd whatever not my house. So out of curiosity how do you store your clothes?

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answers from Washington DC on

I actually got a good deal on the 'Space bags' and had put all my maternity clothes in those. They really do get down to a small flat size. If I were you, I would somethign like that, then put them in the garbage back (extra protection) then sling them into the attic. I actually put comforters, blankets and pillows in those too and they pop right back to shape when I reopen the bag. Great space savers.

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answers from Pittsburgh on

Well, my husband & I have plenty of room between dressers & closets for all of our stuff, but my son has more "drawer" stuff and less drawers.
The stuff from the ending season that I feel will not fit him the next same season, gets put into bins for consignment of donation, and the stuff that may fit goes into a zippered, heavy plastic comforter bag in my closet. Know the ones I mean? Works great and I can see what season it is without opening a bin.
I think with kids clothing, it's important to get it GONE as soon as it doesn't fit.

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answers from Las Vegas on

I tried the vacuum suction pancake bags...they were really cool and flattened everything so I could slide it between the wall and the closet organizer. Then I forgot about them and maybe a couple of years later I opened it and my husbands favorite sweatshirt had a 1 & 1/2 inch diameter hole in it where the vacuum opening is. I thought this was hilarious, while hubs bit his lip and tried not to laugh with me, but he did.

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answers from Houston on

I have bed risers on my bed, so the storage containers go under there. Being in Texas, we don't need much by way of seasonal clothes!

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answers from Bloomington on

I store hubs and mine in storage containers on our closet floor.

I store the oldest girls' outgrown clothes in paper bags labeled (2T Winter; 2T Summer; etc.) That way I can quickly get to them as baby sister needs them. They are in baby sister's closet in order. I put her current clothes in her dresser.

Once baby sister outgrows them, they are sent to my SIL.

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answers from Kalamazoo on

My husband and I use a bit of my 5 yr old's closet space and Rubbermaid bins, per season.

For the kids, we reuse the large, clear, zippered bags comforters, pillows etc come in and label them 3T summer, 4T winter etc. We also have a Rubbermaid bin in the garage where we collect everything too small for our youngest, to give to his little cousin.

NOTE- Macy's often has extra of those zippered bags. I mentioned how useful I found them (zippers, handles, see through) and a kind sales woman asked if I wanted her to check to see if she had any extra. I left with 5 more!

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answers from Syracuse on

Just like you, in plastic bins in the basement. I change them with the seasons. I've also have some of the containers that will slide under the bed, I use these for sweaters.

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answers from Lakeland on

I usually use Rubbermaid bins, but I started also using Spacebags inside the bins. Now that I am in Florida I have to store everything in the garage. It gets really hot and humid here so I don't want anything getting moldy and I don't want bugs sneaking into the bins. I also use the Spacebags to store extra pillows and blankets in the closet inside the house. They help to give more room in the closet.

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answers from Dallas on

I store my out of season clothes in my teenage son's closet (he doesn't care about clothes, so he has a lot of extra room), and in a cedar chest in my room.

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