Maximise Your Storage Space – Seasonal Wardrobes

Maximise Your Storage Space – Seasonal Wardrobes

Wardrobe space is a constant battle for most of us. Who hasn’t struggled to find something hanging in the wardrobe because it was squashed between so many other things? Most wardrobes are not large enough to hold a complete collection of work, leisure and fun clothes. And most bedrooms aren’t large enough for two wardrobes, or even one extra large one. For Dublin residents, it is a real problem. Every inch of space in the city is prime real estate, even the presses. Home storage solutions are in short supply.

One solution is to think in terms of a seasonal wardrobe: you should only keep the clothes for the current season in the wardrobe. That can be tricky in Ireland, where we regularly get four seasons in one day, but soon it will be warm enough to pare down to two or three jumpers or cardigans. Then it will be safe to store the remaining ones. And of course, those heavier winter suits for work are not needed year ‘round.

If you take a good look at your clothing, odds are you will find that yes, indeed, you do have many items that qualify as part of a seasonal wardrobe. And they are clogging up your wardrobe, making it hard to find the things you want right now. This can also be a good nudge to review your clothes and see if there is anything you can pass along to your local charity shop, but that probably won’t entirely solve your home storage problems.

How to Store Your Seasonal Wardrobe

Some houses have attic space that is dry and accessible, that can turn into a safe place to store out-of-season clothes. If your home has a guest room, you can also hang some out-of-season items in the wardrobe there. But what if you don’t have home storage space to manage your seasonal wardrobe? What if you have filled every bit of space you have? That might easily be the case if you live in one of Dublin’s many apartments or artisan cottages. The best thing is to get large moving boxes, which are perfect for holding clothes, and hire storage space.

Buska will deliver a box to you and collect it when you have it filled up with out-of-season clothing. This frees up some home storage space for other things. Prices go from as little as €25/mo for 5 boxes, and when the seasons change again we’ll return the large moving boxes to you. You can then refill your box with the previous season’s clothing and securely store those away. If you have delicate items you prefer to keep hang, Buska also offers specialized wardrobe boxes. These boxes have a sturdy rail so your clothes can hang inside, rather than being folded. This means they will be ready to wear when returned, with no creases to be ironed out.

To prepare your clothes for their out-of-season hibernation, first, clean them and make sure they are completely dry. This protects them from moths and mould. Although it may sound counter-intuitive, the experts say you shouldn’t iron clothing before you store it. If you are adding any shoes to your wardrobe box, make sure they are completely clean and dry – inside and out. If you have any delicate formal wear, such as a wedding dress or evening gown, you can wrap it in acid-free tissue paper. Make sure every item is hung properly using any straps so it does not become misshapen. Finally, don’t stuff your wardrobe box too full – a little air needs to circulate in there! Add a cedar block to repeal any insects, and your wardrobe is ready to head off for the season.

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