It’s that time of year again – a change in the season means it’s time to change up your wardrobe from winter to spring. For some, it’s a time to celebrate and reconnect with your long lost warm weather clothing. For others however, putting away winter clothing can be less appealing. Check out these easy tips that will help you make the most of storing your winter clothing so that it feels like new when you go to take it out next year.
First Thing’s First; Clean.
Before you even think about putting your clothing away, make sure it is clean. Be sure that any stains, smells, or wrinkles are out and that everything is in perfect condition. This will help insure that once the time comes, you will find them in a similar, ready to wear condition.
To Fold Or To Hang?
The age old question when it comes to clothing storage, and the answer is: it depends. It’s best practice to fold or hang clothing according to type and fabric material. Life Storage says:
Sweaters – Fold and place in plastic bins or fabric storage bags. Don’t cram lots of sweaters in one container or mold and mildew could form.
Winter coats – Zip up zippers, button the buttons, and gently fold coats made of leather, wool, or faux fur so they keep their shape. If you have a coat of real animal fur, hang it up.
Delicates – Remove from plastic dry-cleaning bags, wrap in acid-free tissue paper, and store in cotton garment bags.
Shoes – Pack with tissue paper to help them hold their shape and store them in plastic bins.
Boots – Put a boot form in each boot to help it hold its shape; store boots on their sides in plastic bins with a pillowcase or an old shirt in between each pair.
Casual shirts and jeans – Fold or roll and store in a plastic storage bin.
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Freshen Up For Spring!
Finally, there’s nothing like a few new pieces to add to your seasonal wardrobe. Treat yourself to a few new pieces that will leave you feeling fresh for the new season! Visit our showroomtoday so we can hook you up!