Smart Systems for Off-Season Storage
Consider it a summer home for your cardigan collection: A deep, soft-sided bin slides into all kinds of overlooked nooks (say, beneath the bottom shelf of a linen closet) and is ideal for clothing that you would fold anyway, like sweaters and casual pants. One bin in each bedroom will clear the kids’ drawers for the season. If you have more vertical space than horizontal, try reinforcing the sides by slipping in sheets of corrugated cardboard and standing them on end. For extra-streamlined retrieval, load each category in a shopping bag so you can lift out one stack without destabilizing the others.
To buy: Rolling storage bag in large, $50, improvementscatalog.com.
Also good for: Swimsuits, beach towels, totes, rain boots.