A great way to keep your closet tidy is to store away your seasonal clothing. When you live in a part of the world where the weather varies a great deal from season to season, storing away the clothes you don’t need will save you space.
It is not always easy to figure out the best way to store seasonal clothing. If you would like to know more, please feel free to carry on reading our mini guide to storing clothes.
Never Put Away Dirty Clothes
Before you put any clothes away, you should wash them. Dirt and mold can easily get into your clothes. Mold spores are in particular damaging. They are present in all our clothes unless we wash them. When clothes are stored, they will continue to multiply.
When you take out your clothes to use them again, you will notice a musky smell. That is the smell of mold spores. To eradicate the problem, wash your clothes and make sure they are dry before you put them away.
Always Add Scent Boosters
You can buy scent boosters for storing clothes or make your own. They are surprisingly easy to make. All you need to do is to make a small cotton bag and add some dried lavender. If you don’t like the smell of lavender, you can use slices of dried lemon instead.
Not only will this help to keep your clothes smelling fresh, but it will also keep moths and other insects away.
What Sort Of Bags Should I Use?
There are a variety of bags that are suitable for clothing storage. When you don’t have a lot of space, you should check out vacuum-sealed bags.
You can put a lot of clothes into a vacuum-sealed bag. All you have to do is to suck the air out with a vacuum cleaner and your bag is sealed. Now you can store it in your wardrobe or underneath the bed.
If you don’t want to use vacuum bags, you should opt for plastic or fabric-covered containers. Cardboard boxes are not a good idea as they have a tendency to pick up moisture. A great place to buy storage bags for clothing is on Amazon or other online shopping sites.
Storing Boots And Shoes
Okay, boots and shoes are not exactly clothing, but they are still something that we wear. The same principles apply to storing shoes and boots. The first thing you must do is to make sure that they are absolutely clean. Dirt can contain parasites and other organisms. You really don’t want them to multiply while your footwear is stored away.
Should you add scent boosters? Shoes and boots do smell. But, instead of adding regular scent boosters, here is a top tip for you.
Take a couple of clean pairs of socks and fill them with dried herbs such as lavender and rosemary. All you have to do now is to sew the top of them up and you will have made your own scent boosters.
Storing clothing is not difficult. It is all about using the right storage methods.