Tips to Freeing Up Some Wardrobe Space This Summer

Summer is here and it’s time to get your summer wardrobes in shape. It’s time for heavy grey woollens to make way for the bright colours and breezy fabrics of your summer wardrobe!

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Here are a few tips for getting your wardrobe into the summer groove.

Store Your Winter Gear

The first task is to store your winter clothing. Wash it and then place it in clean cardboard boxes. Seal well to keep insects out. You should add a sprinkle of Epsom salts or some cedar blocks as an extra precaution against cockroaches, moths and silverfish. If you don’t have room to store your winter gear, you could consider storing it in a storage facility like Fort Knox Storage Mackay until winter makes its way around again.

Have a Clean Out

Summer is the perfect time to clean out your wardrobe. If you haven’t worn something for more than twelve months, you need to get rid of it. Thrift shops are always grateful for your donations. If any of your clothing is stained, throw it out. This will give you more space in your wardrobe and also make it easier to find the things you do use.

Mend It

If any of your clothing is in disrepair you need to have it mended. If it’s not worth mending, then it should go straight to the bin. This goes for shoes as well as clothing. Send those scuffed shoes straight to the wheelie bin!


Summer clothing is often light and delicate, so handle with care. Where clothes have hanging loops you should use them to protect the shape of your garments. If the clothing could be snagged on a hanger, you may prefer to fold it away. Also be careful that hems are not dragging on the cupboard floor.


Your summer wardrobe might consist of mainly shorts, t-shirts and singlets, so you may need more space for folded items. You can buy wardrobe inserts for this purpose or even hanging shelves that can hang in your closet.


Summer is the time for colourful accessories, things like large straw hats, beach bags and lots of colourful sandals. If you find you can’t fit all your accessories into your wardrobe you might consider buying a hat stand to hang bags, hats and scarves. You can add hooks to your walls or to the back of doors to create a handy space for hanging hats, beach bags and sarongs for easy access.

Summer Shoes

If your wardrobe floor is not very big you might need to consider other options for your summer sandals and thongs. You can buy hanging shoe holders that save lots of space and can be hung in your wardrobe or from a hook on your walls or behind the door. For a quirky summer touch you can buy a beach pail and pile your rubber thongs in. Or you might even line your colourful summer sandals up neatly along a wall for a fun and decorative feel.

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