For many, the convenience of living close to the city often means living in a smaller apartment. If you’re like most apartment dwellers, your wardrobe is probably bursting at the seams and starting to get uncomfortably crowded. With the change of season upon us and summer threads giving way to winter woollens, the only problem is, you’ve got nowhere to put your unseasonal apparel. We’ve put together a couple of space saving tips to help you solve your cupboard conundrums.

Sort Your Garments

The trick to getting more space is making more space. Things tend to collect in already crowded spaces and it can be hard to see what’s lurking in the back of the shelf or the bottom of the cupboard. Start by taking everything out of your wardrobe, if you haven’t worn it in two years, it might be time to part with it. Make a list of what you’re keeping and what you’ll be storing so it’s not out of sight, out of mind. 

Top Tip: Keep it clean and make sure you’ve fully completed your laundry cycle before you sort your clothes.  

Store Your Garments

Consider using boxes to store seasonally. PORT-A-ROBE wardrobe boxes are great for storing hanging items and protecting your favourite dresses and suits. Shoes and handbags can be stored in our storage bags or small boxes under the bed or at the bottom of the cupboard. Before storing any of your clothes or bags, make sure they’re clean to avoid stains and smells setting in for the long haul. When it comes to storage, try and get smart about filling dead space. Stuffing your bags with scarves will not only help them keep their shape but also make the best use of your already limited space. To keep your clothes looking and smelling fresh, store them in a cool, dry place.

Top Tip: Make sure you use new, clean boxes to avoid stains or bugs