Use these easy steps, tips and tricks when storing winter clothes. Preserve, save and protect your winter clothes during the seasons ahead.
How to Store Winter Clothes?
Location! Location! Location! To avoid finding a melted piece of gum or the black ink of a leaked pen upon your winter clothes storage, it’s all about location! Location! Location! You have five places to choose from when storing winter clothes, a closet, basement, attic, storage building, or at someone else’s home. A room temperature environment is best which can be found at all locations except a basement (mostly cool and damp) and an attic (mostly warm and dry). Figure out the location game plan before proceeding.
There’s winter clothes everywhere! When storing winter clothes you have to find them. Time to create different piles, you do not have to fold them at this time, just create mountains. Darks in one, whites in another, sweaters separate, pants and skirts parted, and so on. But while you do that remember to check those pockets for items, such as gum, change, or pens with ink. Always remember that not being thorough may increase your chances of damaging your own winter clothes, search well.
Boxes! Containers! Oh My! Boxes can attract bugs, larvae loves clothes in plastic containers. The best storage form to use would be large suit cases or cloth zipper bags. Boxes would be third best to use. And if you only have containers, use them when storing winter clothes.
Wash, lock and load! Wash all of your winter clothes and fold. Then place a cedar block or mothballs inside of each box. Cedar blocks and mothballs mostly keep the bugs and pests locked away from your winter clothes storage. Put the shirts in one box or container, sweaters in another, and pants along with skirts in the third. Place the jackets and coats in their own box or container as well.
Getting Down-y? Place a Downy fabric sheet between two white pieces of clothing, jackets or coats to preserve a fresh scent. This fresh scent may not last for one year, however it lasts for quite some time.
Seal the deal! After you have the boxes or containers filled with your winter clothes, it’s time to align silver duct tape on the top of the box or container (if no lid) to secure it’s airtight containment to seal the deal. Cut the duct tape with scissors and use one marker to write which holds what. It is advised to seal then write one box or container at a time, proper organization.
Assembly line, next! This is when you place your winter clothes storage in it’s resting place until next winter. If they are heavy ask for help, don’t break your back preparing for spring. Storing winter clothes can be easy, but easier with extra hands. Take a break after stacking your winter clothes boxes or containers, you deserve it!
Not only have you properly organized your winter clothes storage, they are ready to wear when you see them again.
When storing winter clothes using this guide, you save time, money, and sanity! No more questions surrounding “what to do next.” No more spending your had earned money on hired help or planner. And no more boring moments when storing your winter clothes. Do it the fun way. Listen to music, have a friend over, make the best of it!