If you’re researching how to store your clothes properly or to organise your wardrobe, we’ve provided some great information and guides below. Whether you’re looking at your current wardrobe or putting away a summer or winter wardrobe there is expert information below!
Our top 10 tips for clothes storage
It’s so important to keep your wardrobe, clothing storage and home organised and well kept. Organising and sorting your clothing and accessories is something that doesn’t take too long, and when it has been done properly, you will feel a great sense of achievement.
It will also help deter moths away from your clothes and home, in order for your possessions to stay intact and in the best condition they can be, for much longer.
Below, we have given you our top tips to make this process easy for you to follow, in order for your wardrobe, clothes and home to be the best they can be.
- The big turnout – Use the end of the season to have a cull. Go through your winter woollies, suits coats and dresses, are you sure you want to see them all next October?! Be ruthless. When was the last time you wore it? Swap it with friends or sell on eBay. Remember, two new things in = two old things out.
- Clean all your garments – Two options: wash or dry-clean. Make sure any garment to be stored away for the season is clean. Stains oxidise and moths love hair, skin and food particles, do not feed them!
- Spring clean your wardrobe – Light some candles, throw the windows open and take everything out of your wardrobe and wash, dust and vacuum. Try our gorgeous natural anti-moth linen spray which has been specially formulated to protect your garments from moths and keep your wardrobes fresh.
- Protect from moths – Refresh out of date anti-moth products, throw them away if they have been in the wardrobe more than a year and replace your sachets. Try the pheromone moth trap, which catches the boys and the moth decoy which stops the mating game!
- Repairs and maintenance – If any buttons have fallen off, zips have broken, hems have fallen down or clothes have grown too big or too small take them to be altered and repaired. Don’t leave anything in the wardrobe that needs something doing to it, chances are it will not be worn.
- Fur – Put your furs in cotton garment bags and take them to a furrier for cold storage. This discourages bugs and prolongs the life of the fur. (If it’s been dead for more than 20 years take it to the furrier for re-oiling and conditioning.)
- Storage – Pack clothes away in a breathable bag or box, in acid-free tissue or an old pillowcase or wrapped in a sheet. Don’t leave in plastic or exposed to sunlight.
- Hangers – Get the right hangers for the job. With all the same hangers your wardrobe will look like a boutique, and if all the garments are level, they are a lot easier to see. Try the rubber covered non-slip hanger!
- Shoes and boots – Polish and clean all of your shoes and boots. Take them to the menders and put the boot trees, shoe trees and shoe puffs in to help keep their shape.
- Style – Get your best friend in or employ the services of a stylist to update your existing wardrobe. A fresh eye will put different items together for a fresh look.