Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Window Shopping Wednesday: Seasonal Storage

I started packing up some of our Winter clothes yesterday, in the storage bins we bought from Ikea. Turns out, they don't fit under our bed. Agh. Also I bought them so long ago that I doubt I could return them, and I'm not sure if I even have the receipt anymore. Luckily I only bought 2 and they're only $10 a piece. Right now I'm thinking that once our guest room is cleared of bathroom stuff (in 2016 maybe?), we can put the storage bins at the bottom of the closet, stacked up, with some of our other seasonal items or less-worn items hung up, like Philip's jerseys. We don't really have guests, and this way we could easily get at the clothes if we need them.

Skubb Storage Case from Ikea
Where do you stand on the cloth vs. plastic underbed storage? This one is from The Container Store.

What would you do if you bought underbed storage a few months ago and it didn't fit? Also, I'd say on the cloth vs. plastic I kind of like the cloth ones, they're a little more flexible to fit more clothes in if you want. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Would You Tues: Seasonal Clothes

Well, Winnipeg just made the sudden transition to Summer after an epically long Winter. Our closets aren't huge, so we put our Summer clothes in bins when we moved into our bedroom last Fall, making our closet a bit more spacious. We want to know...

Do you store your clothes seasonally?
a) Yes. 
b) No, I have a big enough closet to fit everything.

If you do store your clothes seasonally...
Have you made the switch to Summer clothes yet?
a) Nope, I wasn't sure what this weather was going to throw at us next so I've been holding off.
b) Yep, I switch at the first sign of melting.

As for us, I think I'll switch them this week. It's nice enough that Philip might want to wear some golf shirts to work, and I'm definitely ready for Summer dresses!