Winter is drawing to a close, the snow is beginning to disappear, flowers are starting to bloom and the swimming pool is looking more and more inviting. These are all signs that spring is here and it’s time to pack away our winter clothes. Follow this recipe and enjoy beautiful clothes year after year.
Storage & Space Bags
Under Bed Storage
Lidded Storage Bins
Canvas Sweater Chests with Cedar Inserts
As you go through your winter gear, sort through what to keep or donate, while throwing away any damaged or broken items. It’s always a good idea to launder or clean all items thoroughly before packing them so they don’t sit dirty for 4-6 months.
With the remaining items you want to store, sort them into categories so you can easily label and find items for later use; for example: coats/jackets, sweaters, snow gear, boots, scarves, etc. Now start packing!
If you have little storage space: Storage Bags are a great way to protect and store your winter clothing while taking up little space. Under bed storage items are also a good solution for homes with limited space. Protect coats and wools by storing them in Canvas Sweater Chests with Cedar Inserts (Tip: be careful with mothballs, they are deadly to children and that’s why cedar is preferred to protect your clothing from insects).
If you have lots of storage space: Garment Racks are great for winter storage because they provide easy access to coats when needed. Be careful not to hang sweaters or knit items because over time this can cause the items to lose form. Plastic Storage bins are another favorable option, the clear containers allow you to see the contents and they come in all sizes to fit your needs. Once you have decided on storage containers, fill them with your hanging or folded items. Tip: Don’t over pack your containers! You want to ensure that air can still circulate.
Next, Labels! Labeling boxes, or if you have multiple garment racks or bags, is the easiest way to keep your clothes organized so you can find what you’re looking for without having to open it all up.
Last but not least, don’t forget the four storage necessities!
Clean: Wash the area thoroughly before storing.
Cool: Choose a place that is not likely to be exposed to heat.
Dark: A dark place will prevent fading and keep the area and clothing cool
Dry: Make sure the storage area is dry because moisture will attract mildew and insects.
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