(Pre-vacuumed bags of tights, hats & gloves, woolly sweaters)
My London flat is perfectly Sasha-sized, but it does have one flaw: there is barely any storage. It’s all on one level, so there’s no under stair cupboard for stashing STUFF, and there are only a few above head height cupboards in the living room.
So, each spring, I pack away all my winter clothes so I can actually see my summer stuff. Although this year I’m doing this much, much later than normal, as I couldn’t bear to be parted from my tights, gloves, heavy sweaters, scarves and Heat Tech undies until now.
Thing is winter clothes are so bulky that storing it all presents a real problem, so I invested in lots of vacuum bags from Argos, my favourite purveyor of random things for the home.
(They’ve got a great deal on at the moment £12.99 for eight, half the normal price of £25.99).
It really is incredible how you can shrink everything down. That tall bag, shot side on, contains my huge waxed Hilfiger parka, and FIVE woollen winter coats. So goodbye winter kit for a few months.
(Euf. Am depressing myself at the thought that in about four months I’ll be unpacking the lot in preparation for the next eight month winter.)