Rearranging your wardrobe for the warmer weather

As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to bring your summer clothes out of storage and put away your winter clothes for next year. You could even streamline your wardrobe while you’re at it!

The first step to rotating out your seasonal clothing is to unpack everything. Gather all your clothes from your drawers, wardrobe, storage unit, and even under your bed. Doing this, you will probably find some items that you had forgotten all about.

Once you have all your clothes in one place, you can begin sorting them. Your wardrobe will consist of three categories: winter items, summer items, and versatile year-round clothing.

First, sort out the items that are definitely out of season. Make a pile of winter jumpers, heavy coats, hats and scarves, and anything else you know you will only wear in the colder seasons. You can get started washing these to prepare them for storage.

Once these are out of the way, you can go through the rest of your pile. These can be sorted into piles to keep or get rid of.

If your clothes have been in storage or at the back of a wardrobe, you might not have worn them for a while. It’s a good idea to try those things on to check that they still fit and you still like them.

Tidy your ‘keep’ clothes back into your wardrobe or drawers as you go.

For the items you decide you don’t want or need anymore, you have a few options. You can give clothes away to your friends and family, or to a local charity shop.

You can also try selling your old clothes online, on websites like eBay, Vinted or Depop. When doing this, you should keep any clothes you have listed separate from your own clothes so you don’t lose track of them.

Finally, if you have old clothes that are beyond repair and you can’t sell or give away, it’s time to bin them.


When storing your winter clothes for next year, we have a few tips:

  • Make sure everything is fully washed and dried. This will prevent your clothes from getting smelly or even mouldy in storage.
  • Take everything out of the pockets. While it might be nice to find £10 in the pocket of your old coat, you need to make sure you don’t leave any nasty surprises to find in a few months’ time!
  • Use plastic boxes to best protect your clothes from moisture in storage. Remember to label your boxes, too.



One of our 36 sq. ft. storage units is the perfect size to store your clothes throughout the year. Get in touch today for a free quote for your storage space at 0113 236 1144.

6 months ago