Winter hats and gloves aren’t always used year-round and can quickly become damaged if not stored properly.
Whether the gloves and hats are knit, insulated, down, or wool, you need to store them in a safe place.
Plus, knowing how to organize winter hats and gloves lets you easily grab your best pair of heated gloves and your hat.
How to Organize Winter Hats and Gloves
Using organizers or space-saving storage can help cut down on the clutter and prevent the hats and gloves from becoming damaged.
You’ll also be able to store matching gloves and hats efficiently.
That said, here are the proper ways of organizing your gloves and hats:
1. Start by Sorting
To keep your winter accessories organized, it’s best to start with sorting.
Start by separating your winter hats from your gloves. After you’ve done that, then you can begin to sort the gloves into matching pairs.
By organizing them into different files, you can see what you have efficiently.
Plus, any fashionable person with multiple colors and styles of winter accessories can see which matches what so that you can plan your outfits ahead of time.
Alternatively, you could also sort them by the owner. Chances are if you have a large family, then everyone's gloves and hats will get jumbled together.
By sorting it by the owner, each member of the family can easily access their winter accessories.
Once you’ve organized your winter accessories, you should take inventory of what you have.
Donate or get rid of anything that either has a hole, doesn’t fit, or items you won’t use again.
This will help cut down on clutter in your home.
2. Designate a Storage Area
The next step is to find a designated space in your home to store your gloves and hats.
Many times, we see them placed in closets or dresser drawers.
However, we find that in winter, they are stored in many places in the house.
For outdoor gear, we find it best to store them in a place where family members can easily access them.
Places like the garage, underneath seating, and coat closets are perfect places.
Here are just a few ideas that we’ve found to be good storage places:
We find that placing your winter gear in the garage can be beneficial for a few reasons.
If you’re less likely to walk outside and tend to use your car, having everything quickly ready to grab and go can be of use.
Plus, young children can easily grab their hats and gloves from the garage and will save you the extra trip back into the house.
Aside from that, garages have open space, which enables you to create a quick drop station.
If you’re organizing the bins by family members, you can easily label containers with their names on them.
Place the bins on a shelving unit, and you won’t be using up too much space.
We also find that if you have adequate wall space in your home, winter gear can make for great decoration when not in use.
Creating hanging racks with bins or hanging fabric bags to help cut down on clutter in your home.
Also, the addition of a few coat racks and cubby bins by your entrance can make your home appear homier.
c. Under Seating
If you already have a bench in your entryway, then it’s good to double it as a storage space.
Those who want to reduce the clutter of winter gear find it useful to use under seating.
Just grab a few bins and line them up below the seat or find an ottoman that has inside storage.
If not, you can also invest in crafting a DIY cubby bench.
Dresser-like cabinets can also be an excellent way to keep your hats and gloves organized.
They include multiple levels of drawers that allow you to keep winter accessories sorted.
If you don’t have one in your entryway already, then you can buy one.
We find that choosing antique cabinets can be affordable and add a bit of charm to your entryway.
Additionally, the cabinets have multiple levels of storage, which lets you optimize the space for other outdoor wear.
Some drawers can be dedicated to coats, and others can be used for scarfs or other accessories.
3. Use Storage Containers
We also suggest the use of a few different storage containers.
These containers will help keep your entryway clutter-free and organized.
Plus, they are less expensive than cabinets or ottomans with storage.
Here are a few suggestions:
Bins are the best inexpensive space organizers you can invest in.
They come in a wide range of styles and sizes.
Also, the additional ability to move them and store them in other rooms when it's not fall or winter is a huge advantage.
If you will use them for storage, we also recommend labeling the bins.
This allows you quick access to knowing what each bin contains.
If sorting by family members, then place their names on the bins.
b. Woven Baskets
If you want to invest a bit more, then woven baskets are another excellent option.
They add a bit of style and warmth to your entryway and can keep winter accessories organized.
Placing a blanket or pillows on top of the woven basket can help hide clutter, as well.
4. Use Hanging Racks
Hanging racks can be either installed or bought.
We find that hanging racks with rollers tend to be useful if you want a mobile storage unit.
Attach hanging cubbies to store your winter accessories and use the racks to hang up your coats and jackets.
Finding an efficient way to store your hats and gloves can help prevent clutter in your entryway.
Likewise, organizing your winter accessories enables you to mix and match outfits with accessories.
Storing hats and gloves doesn’t have to be complicated.
In fact, it can be simple as long as you have an idea of how to organize winter hats and gloves efficiently.