Pack your winter clothes

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time everyone loves. Spring has arrived. You’re probably thrilled to be able to wear lighter weight clothing now instead of bundling up with heavy winter sweaters and jackets.

But what to do with that winter clothing? Are you tired of seeing your winter clothes continue to take up space in your closet? Or maybe you pack them up in big plastic boxes and haul them up a ladder to store them in your attic for the next several months.

Wouldn’t you like a better way? This is the ideal time to pack up your winter clothes and bring them to Browning Park Mini Storage in Benton, AR. Putting those plastic boxes into your car is a lot easier than navigating the narrow ladder to the attic.

Here are some tips to help you organize your clothing.

Step 1 – Separate clothes that are only for winter

Some of your clothes do double duty. You wear them all year long in both cold and warm weather. Those are not the items that you are looking for. Instead, remove all the clothing that you wear only in winter.

Those are the items to store in your own self-storage unit at Browning Park Mini Storage. Don’t let those bulky sweaters waste space in your closet during the warm weather months. Take them out now and put them in a pile on your bed. Make sure to include everything, even small items like gloves and scarves.

Take a look at all the items you have separated out. If you still have clothing from years gone by, things that you wouldn’t think of wearing again, perhaps it’s time to give those items to charity. So separate those items into a separate pile for clothing that you wouldn’t put on your body ever again.

If you do this right after the cold weather, you’ll know which items to get rid of and which to keep. It will be fresh in your mind that you wore the fluffy red sweater as often as you could, but not the green corduroy pants. You might even run across items that you love but had forgotten all about. Once you have given away the items you no longer want, that ethnic jacket that you love won’t be hidden among other clothing again.

Sometimes it’s difficult to let clothing items go because of a sentimental attachment. While you’re going through your items, you may find some articles like that. As long as you don’t feel that way about everything, it’s okay to keep a few sentimental things. But in general, be brutal. Get rid of any clothing item that no longer fits or is no longer your style.

Once you’ve made those difficult decisions about what to give away and what will get stored until the cold weather returns, the hard work is over. The next and final step doesn’t involve such stressful decisions.

Step 2 – Move the boxes to Browning Park Mini Storage

Taking the boxes out to your car and putting them inside isn’t difficult. It’s even easier if you have a minivan. If not, maybe you could borrow one from a friend. Just drive the boxes to your self-storage unit and unload them. The plastic boxes will be easy to store one on top of the other, and they’ll be waiting for you when the weather turns cold again.

Once you have gone through the process, you will be so happy that you streamlined your closet space that you will most likely make a habit of it. You can use those same plastic boxes to pack your summer clothing in the fall.

Happy packing! See you at Browning Park Mini Storage in Benton, AR.