Living in a 4 seasons environment and a small space, packing away winter clothes in Spring and summer clothes in Fall seem to be the semi-annual ritual at the beginning of each major seasonal change.
You are probably asking yourself why even bother to pack away winter clothes,right? Especially if you have enough closet space where you really don’t need to swap out your clothes to make room for seasonal clothes. But regardless of space, it is a good practice to pack away your winter clothes since you can get more mileage out of them if done properly of course.
Personally it has been a household ritual growing up and something I now do, primarily due to space restrictions and secondly as a way to take care of my clothes. Believe it or not, but Fall/Winter clothes happen to be more expensive than Spring/Summer clothes, especially since they are made out of more expensive fabrics as wools and cashmeres, and therefore requiring more care in preserving them.
Packing away winter clothes can be a bit tricky and can easily turn into an overwhelming experience, especially if you don’t know where to start and how to go about packing away all those bulky and large items, but with a bit of planning and patience, it is easily achievable.
By following this family tradition passed down from my grandmothers to my mom and from her to me along with some tips and trick learnt along the way, I am still able to wear my clothes from over 20 years ago as well as twin-sets passed down to me from my grandmother from the 60s!
Taking the time to pack away your clothes with some extra care will save you 100s of dollars season after season and you’ll be surprised how well they will stay just with a little TLC!
For tips and tricks on how to pack way your winter clothes do check out my ‘How to Pack Away Winter Clothes’ video here below and happy packing!
What are some of your handed-down or learnt packing/storing tips?