It’s time to put away those clothes that you won’t be needing again until the summer season. It’s time to store those sundresses and T-shirts away and get out your knitted sweaters. This can be a headache if you have storage problems. Clothes not where you thought they were? You have no place to store anything? You can use these tips to make the most of your storage without ruining your clothes:
Before storing, wash the items.
Make sure your clothing is clean and dry before storing it. Before you store your clothes, you should wash or dry-clean them. You will only encourage moths if you put dirty clothes away. To ensure clothes are completely dry, consider if your tumble dryer is up to the job. For Integrated Tumble Dryers, go to www.wellingtonshomeelectrical.co.uk/laundry/tumble-dryers/integrated.html
Iron? Forget it
Ironing clothes before storing them is not a good idea. Also, keep the starch away from them. Ironing and starch both weaken the fabric fibres, making them more susceptible to tear along creases.
Select the best boxes
Plastic is the best option for storage boxes. Plastic is not just waterproof, but also protects against pests and insects. Wood and cardboard contain chemicals that can damage clothing. Avoid airtight boxes when storing woollen clothes. Some natural fibres require space to breathe.
Storage boxes should be stored in a cool, dry environment, off the ground, away from direct sunlight and heat.
Storing Special Items
Wrapping special fabrics in acid-free tissue paper is a good idea. It will help to prevent creasing, and keep the fabric more protected.