At Total Wardrobe Care we adore summer, and we think that it is most likely that you do too.
We know those dreaded winter blues are heavily looming but we want to help wrap a positive silver filter around this growing grey cloud that seems to be settling on so many of us. We want to help you keep your summer items in beautiful condition because the winter will end, no matter how daunting it may seem and you will be whisking out your beautifully kept summer garments in no time.
So let us help you find the perfect solution to storing your summer garments with precision and with care. We will show you how to store them in such a way to allow their continual blossoming for when the spring months shine back into these daunting winter days.
Guided by Julia Dee herself, we have pulled together the best ten top tips for storing your clothes this winter season. Follow these tips to keep those summer blouses and floral dresses in tip top condition:
- The big turn out: Use the end of the season to have a cull. Go through your summer skirts, dresses, shirts, blouses, cardigans, are you sure you want to see them all next June?!
- Cleanliness: Wash or dry clean, but any garment to be stored away for the season must be clean. Stains oxidise and moths love hair skin and food particles, so do not feed them!
- Housekeeping: Any storage area, cupboard, under bed, top of wardrobe needs to be hoovered dusted, and wiped down, and kept clean and damp-free.
- Anti moth products: Replace/refresh hanging sachets, lavender bags, potpourri, diffusers –every season as they lose their strength. Refresh your anti-moth products. This will keep your wardrobe fresh clean and moth free.
- Storage: Don’t use cardboard boxes. They are not pH-neutral. Our acid-free tissue and acid free boxes are pH neutral, so the chemicals in the fabrics don’t react with the acid or alkaline in the boxes. Brown cardboard boxes are very alkaline!
- Wrap delicates and your favourite items in acid-free tissue which preserves original colour protects against damp and dust.
- Plastic is bad: Don’t leave garments in plastic for more than 3 months because the change in temperature, for example your central heating going on and off, causes condensation in the bags. This condensation dries on the garments and can cause mildew or yellowing on light colours.
- Line cupboards and drawers with anti-moth drawer liners
- Airing: Clothes to be stored need to be kept well aired, dust-free and covered, away from…
- Sunlight: Nothing should be left in direct sunlight as sunlight rots fabrics.
With these ten tips your summer items will be radiating when they emerge next summer!