Remove your seasonal items to make more space

If you don’t have a closet of a movie star or celebrity, but a small, perhaps oddly shaped on, the best thing to do is remove your seasonal items.

Store items such as your heavy winter jackets, wool sweaters, winter boots and other winter wear into boxes.

Before you store items:

  • Make sure they’re clean of stains and sweat
  • Tuck cedar planks in between your items to keep moths away
  • Do a closet purge as you are deciding what to store — perhaps that missing mitten can go?
  • Mark the boxes with a marker or piece of paper, so you don’t waste time finding things

You can also invest in those vacuum bags (they really work!) and suck all the air out of them, so more can stack on top of each other.

Keep in mind however, the WEIGHT does not disappear, so they will be quite heavy to carry if you’ve decided to vacuum pack a lot into one.

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I'm a 20-something year old girl who lived out of a single suitcase in 2007, and now I'm living with less, but only with the best. You don't have to get rid of everything to become a minimalist! Minimalism can help simplify and organize your life, career, & physical surroundings. You can read more about me as a minimalist. Or come and visit my other blog Fabulously Broke in the City where I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months, earning $65,000 gross/year.