It’s out with the cold and in the heat! Spring is finally here and that means making room in our wardrobe for our spring and summer clothes. But how and where do we store our winter clothes for the time being? Fortunately for you, we have some tips on how to store away your winter clothes properly.
The Right Way To Store Away Your Winter Clothes
Here a few things you need to do before you go to store your winter clothes away:
- Clean EVERYTHING!
Before you even think about storing away your winter clothes, make sure to laundry and dry clean everything first. You don’t want to be storing them along with the dirt, bacteria and germs that your clothes have accumulated during the winter. Keep them fresh and ready to wear when the winter season comes again.
- Repair any minor damages
A missing button? or loose a thread? Repair anything that appears damaged or broken before you store them away, so it’s ready for the next wear. Minor repairs can be done yourself, but you can send clothing with more difficult repairs to a local tailor to get them fixed.
- Get rid of unwanted clothes
Noticed a few winter sweaters that you no longer wear? Set those pieces aside to be donated. Get rid of the winter clothes that you no longer wear anymore. Give them to your friends or family, donate them or sell them.
- Plastic storage containers
Keep all your clothes neatly folded and stacked away inside plastic storage containers with tight fitting lids. Make sure not to overfill the box though as this will crease your clothes as well as not giving them air to ‘breath’. Don’t forget to include the chunky knits- it wouldn’t be a good idea to hang them as it will deform its shape.
- Wooden or plastic clothes hangers
Hang your bulky coats and jackets on sturdy plastic or wooden hangers.
- Garment bags
Hang your more delicate coats (such as fur, down or leather) and other delicate clothing in garment bags to keep them protected and in good condition.
Make sure to store your clothes in a well-ventilated area. This means avoid storing them in humid areas such as the attic or garage.