Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time to pack up the winter clothes and accessories to make room for summer clothes and accessories. Here are some tips that can help you save time when you put away your winter wardrobe and unpack it again when summer ends.
It can be tempting to just collect your winter clothing and shoes, stuff them in a box, and put it away. After all, you won’t need to use the clothes and shoes for at least another six months. Unfortunately, cutting corners when putting winter items away will come back to bite you even before the warm weather ends. Stains that are allowed to settle on clothing can be difficult or impossible to get out. Scents such as perfume and deodorant can discolor the fabric. What’s more, unclean clothing in storage will attract unwanted pests such as bedbugs.
Most of your winter clothes and shoes can be stored in plastic containers with an airtight lid. Suitcases are also suitable as long as there are no holes for moths to get in. Avoid using plastic garbage bags to store clothes and shoes. Small holes can allow pests to enter; what’s more, shoes can lose their shape and clothing will become wrinkled.
Winter furs and dresses made from delicate or natural materials will need to be stored in cotton closet bags that hang up in your closet. Moreover, it’s a good idea to avoid keeping storage containers in the attic or garage if at all possible. Heat and humidity can wreak havoc on valuables in the attic and garage. Additionally, both areas of the home are susceptible to mildew. The bedroom is the best storage area for anything you intend to keep long-term.
If you’re short on bedroom storage space, you may want to consider having a custom closet company such as More Space Place Dallas expand your bedroom closet to suit your storage needs. A custom closet that maximizes storage space in your home can also boost your home’s overall value while making it easy for you to sort through clothes, belongings, and accessories.
Winter clothing, accessories, and shoes can last for many years when properly stored. With a bit of time, effort, and some professional help when needed, packing and unpacking at the end of each season can be easier than ever, enabling you to save time and even money that would have been spent replacing winter items that got damaged in storage.