Storing Your Summer Clothing Inventory

Several dresses hanging on clothes racks with text "storing your summer clothing inventory"

If you run a local clothing store or consignment shop, you have to change with the seasons and rotate your stock as the weather changes. With fall quickly on its way, you’ve probably begun taking your summer clothes off the racks and hanging up the coats, jackets, scarves, and more. Autumn in Detroit can be chilly, and winter will definitely bring some frigid temperatures, so people will be shopping for new, warm options. If you don’t have the storage space for your summer inventory, EZ Storage® is here to help. With one of our affordable spaces, you can keep everything safe and sound until the weather warms up again!

Wardrobe Boxes

dreamstime_xxl_30564071Wardrobe boxes are some of the most essential items a clothing store can have. These tall boxes with built-in hanging rods make it easy to store clothes and decrease the risk of damaging them. Instead of folding everything and putting items in multiple small boxes, consider purchasing a few wardrobe boxes that will help you maintain the shape of each garment. Things like pants or dresses keep much better when they’re hung up, and the boxes also give you a place to store those excess hangers. You may only have a few racks of summer inventory that you need to store, and two or three wardrobe boxes can make your job much easier (make sure you don’t pack the boxes too full so that they’re easier to move into your storage unit).

Taking Inventory

This might be the time of the year when you take inventory of every item in your store. While you’re rotating out your summer items, you can count how many you have of each style, color, and size, and then place them into a wardrobe box for storage. This can help you plan for next year, and when you’re setting up your store for spring, you’ll know exactly how much inventory you have. You’ll also know if you need to purchase a few more garments in a certain style, as well as see what sold the best over the last few months. If there are items that have been discontinued by the brand, you can mark them for sale the next time their season rolls around, or leave them in the store for end-of-season clearance.

Deliveries to Your Unit

dreamstime_xxl_9840344If you own and operate a small clothing store, you may be in charge of taking inventory, running the sales floor, and receiving deliveries. If you have limited storage in your store, it can be a good idea to rent a space and have deliveries made to it. With EZ Storage®, you can arrange for merchandise to be dropped off at your unit, and we’ll make sure everything is properly deposited inside. Our staff will ensure that nothing is forgotten, and you can always be there to meet the delivery truck yourself. With convenient access hours on every day of the year, you can arrange for deliveries that fit your schedule. This will also give you a chance to look through everything and make sure it’s in order, rather than having boxes arrive at your store with the wrong items inside!

Owning a business is a full-time endeavor (and then some), and if you’re running out of space in your clothing store, or you need somewhere to keep your summer inventory, visit one of our Detroit-area facilities today. We’ll gladly help you find a unit that suits your needs, and we even have climate-controlled spaces that can be ideal for clothing materials. You’ll know that your items are safe and sound, and that they’ll be there when you’re ready to pick them up.

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