Best Way to Store Seasonal Clothing

Fall is here, which means that winter is on its way. For many of us, that means it’s time to put away our spring and summer clothes and putting out our fall and winter clothes. If you are like many of us, and you switch out your closet twice a year, here is some information about storing seasonal clothing.

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How Should I Store My Seasonal Clothing?

The first rule of clothing storage is to make sure all of those clothes are cleaned before you store them. That way, if you have spots or stains on your clothing, they are removed prior to storage. If you don’t clean your clothes, the stain or smell may be difficult to get out when you take it out of storage.

Also, you need to make sure that your sweaters and cardigans are folded rather than hung in storage. If you hang your sweaters, they may get longer in storage, and misshapen. No one wants that. Your dresses, suits, and outerwear need to be hung on wooden or padded hangers to provide more support. If you are hanging pants, make sure you are using pants hangers so that creases in your pants don’t develop and ruin the look of your pants.

Wherever you are storing your clothes, you need to protect them from moths. Instead of using mothballs, which are just awful, you can use lavender and cedarwood sachets instead. Not only do lavender and cedarwood smell much better than mothballs, but they make your whole closet smell amazing as well. A lot of people don’t like to use mothballs because they are harmful to kids and dogs if they are swallowed.

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