The Right Way to Store Your Winter Clothing

Posted on: June 16, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage June 16, 2020

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As temperatures begin to rise, we notice how much space our winter clothes take up. Free up some closet space this summer by renting a self-storage unit to store your winter clothing. Throwing your clothes in cardboard boxes may seem like a quick fix, but it only leads to damaged clothing. Make sure your clothes stay fresh for next winter with our storage tips.

CCD is key when storing your winter clothing

The most important rule in storing clothing is to keep clothes in a cool, clean, dark location. Lighthouse Self Storage units are the perfect solution to your clothing storage needs. Our climate controlled units will help keep your clothes in perfect condition, so you won’t have to worry when sweater weather returns.

Donate what you don’t need

Before packing away winter clothing, the first step is to decide which items you don’t want to keep anymore. There’s no purpose in spending time and energy to prepare and store clothes that aren’t going to be worn in the future. Save up space and choose which pieces you want to donate.

Make sure your clothes are clean

The worst part about storing clothing is having to rewash everything when winter comes along again. Prepare in advance by laundering or dry cleaning all of your clothing before packing them. Unclean clothing can attract moths, so it’s important to keep all items clean and dry. Although moths and other pests are attracted to fabric itself, they are more attracted to odors and food stains. This is why it’s necessary to make sure everything’s nice and clean before packing it away. Be sure not to iron any clothing before storing them. Ironing clothes weakens fabric and leads to tearing, which will cause damage to your clothes by the time winter comes around.

Use deodorizers 

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Clothes can get musty during summer months. Keep your clothes fresh by using deodorizers. Add deodorizers, like dryer sheets and a few drops of natural essential oil, in each container to keep clothes smelling fresh.

Use good containers

Using proper containers is a must to store your winter clothing! You may be tempted to use inexpensive cardboard boxes to store your clothes, but make sure not to! If you store your clothing in cardboard boxes, your clothes will ruin. The fibers in the cardboard could contain chemicals that transfer onto clothing, causing them to tear or fade. The glue that holds together the cardboard also attracts pests. It’s recommended to invest in plastic containers for storage. Plastic containers are essential when storing clothes to keep them in their good condition. Certain fabrics, like wool or other natural fibers, need air. Don’t use airtight plastic containers when storing these fabrics and be sure to leave some room for air to enter.

Keep delicate items safe

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Special and delicate items should be wrapped in acid-free tissue paper. Acid-free tissue paper helps keep your delicate items safe. It helps prevent color transfer and any tearing caused by other articles of clothing with embellishments.

Now that you’re ready to pack your winter clothes, it’s time to reserve your storage unit! For more tips and inspiration, follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest at @LighthouseUnits.

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