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How do you guys store clothing during the season and then in the off season?
I’ve got a couple of dressers and then the rest goes in totes.
Wanting to put together a better system for clothing organization and interested in what you guys do. Tired of digging through totes and drawers to find something I’m looking for.
Totes. I just suck it up. Best system I can find.
I actually store all my hunting, fishing, and trapping stuff in totes. It makes finding that stuff easy though.
I use totes, but after I clean clothes etc, I fold them up, and put them in plastic zipper cases, that I save. My wife gets them, when she buys pillows, or blankets etc, they really work good,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, The only piece that stays open and unfolded all off season is my HBS. That is on a hanger, in a closet, and covered with heavy duty garbage bag
Totes for me. Our house is so small I keep my summer/winter clothes stored in a tote as well.
Portable clothes closet from Menards works great. Everything clean and dry in one spot and depending on season or hunt pull it out and goes in bags then a tote.
I have open shelves and hangers in a large storage room in our basement. To be honest, I could get rid of about 90% of my hunting clothes, since I always end up using the same 6-10 pieces.
Actually, that goes for most of the "stuff" we've accumulated over the years. Last summer I loaded a 15 yard roll-off dumpster with junk from my barn that I thought I needed to save at some point in the past. It made a dent in the clutter, but I need to do it at least 2 more times to truly get organized.
I have some of those big ziplock bags made for clothing. I hang them inside with some of those earth scent wafers in the bottom. Wife says I smell like dirt!! I say, that's good.
GG - that's the dang truth. Though now I'm convincing myself my kids will use some of my perfectly good but not used often any more camo in a couple years, so I keep saving it.
Totes for me, though some bits actually live in my regular bedroom and hallway closets because I use them for other things. Base layers, boots, some coats and pants... I use them for other activities so it works.
Matt - I can identify with that problem. I need to self impose a guideline that for every new piece of camo I add, I must get rid of 3 existing ones. Lol
Mostly plastic garbage cans with tight fitting lids. You can put a lot of clothes in a big can. A few totes.
Assorted totes, one for late season, one for early, one for socks etc. and one for base layers.
Me too. I’m about to gather up a bunch of stuff and give it to sone kids that could use it. I hate to throw away goid stuff so I store it!!!!! Then give it away 3 years later. It’s a vicious cycle.
I have 6 large totes. Each for their own. - Base layers - Pants - Shirts - Jackets - MIsc - Safety harness/backpacks etc.
Plus 2 small totes: - Socks - Gloves/hats
vacuum bags then into totes, separated by season, meaning Spring turkey, Early bow, Winter bow. The vacuum bags make filling a tote much easier, and they prevent any unwanted odors or critters getting to the clothes. The totes are easy to stack, label, and keep out any unwanted critters.
Totes for me. One for Bowhunting, one for Grouse Hunting, one for Turkey hunting, and one for Deer Gun hunting. Each has it's own outer layers specific to the type of hunting covering the range of weather conditions possible along with a few gear items. Base layers and Sox go in a duffle. This system makes it easier to grab the tote and go. Most all my hunting is a 1 hour + drive away.
Hanging in a Closet in a spare bedroom, I can look thru it quickly and pick out what I need to pack for any trip.
Every year at our KBA Convention/Banquet we have a FREE table, I've piled on the camo and other gear over the years and I'm guessing it gets put to good use. I'm like the others here on what I've kept, a tote for Elk, Pronghorn, Deer, Turkey, Waterfowl, and Upland...but I move stuff around that can be used on multiple species, and I have one that's just for clothes too.
I hang all my clothes on the covered porch year round. never had any issues other than last year the zipper on my turkey backpack quit working, and a wren made a nest and hatched 4 birds in it. I just let them do their thing and when they left I cleaned it out.
Totes for me as well. I have a room in my basement that I stack them in, I also have a long closet rod that I hang a lot of camo on. Like others, I use about 10% of what I have so this summer we are having a garage sale to get rid of a bunch of "never use again" stuff.
I use totes, but only for gear. For clothing I like durable duffle bags a lot better, they're pliable and I can fit more into spaces that a tote wouldn't fit. I organize the same as totes, one zippered duffle for base layers, one for mid-layers, one for outer layers. Different duffle for waterfowl clothing and so on.
Just went through all mine, organized and labeled totes accordingly.
Honestly, more than once I have found the clothes I want to pack still packed in a duffel from the last trip a few months ago at the bottom of the closet.
I have a scent bag for each set. They just stay in the bag.
I have 30gal drums with a sealable lid that I stuff/compress my clothing into. Usually for the long term I drop in a scent tab of pine, earth or white oak acorn. I also have a pair of 5gal buckets with a Gamma seal lid for gear like flashlights, knives, calls, leftover handwarmers, etc...
My hunting clothes all get stored in large totes in my attic above the garage. They are labeled Tops, Bottoms, and Other (Sox, gloves, shell vests, etc). Boots are not kept in totes but set by them.