29 September 2012

How to Store Summer Clothes

It's almost October, and that means it's time to stash those summer dresses, chino shorts, and linen shirts before autumn sets in. Whether they're headed to a closet or a storage unit, summer clothes should be stored properly to preserve the fabric. Improperly stored clothing can be ruined by stains, moth damage, or mildew.

Here are some handy how to tips for storing summer clothes so they're bright and damage free come next season!

First, make sure all your clothes have been properly cleaned. Even if you can't see food or other marks,  invisible spots can set or become moldy over the winter. Small food particles can also attract insects, possibly ruining an entire box of clothes. Insects are also attracted to starch, so make sure to request no starch on your laundered items.

Next check out the temperature in the area where you're storing your clothes. Is it relatively cool or does the temperature change often? Stable, cool environments are best for storing clothes. Wipe the area down with bacteria killing cleaners to remove dust, mold and insects-- and don't forget to vacuum!

Storing clothes can be a chore, but it'll be worth it when winter is over and you open up a box of fresh and clean smelling summer duds!

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