10 top tips for storing clothes

Our top tips for clothes storage

  1. Cleanliness: Dry clean and wash everything before it gets packed away.
  2. 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.
  3. Anti-moth: Refresh your out of date anti-moth products, throw them away if they have been in the wardrobe more than a year and replace your sachets.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!
  4. Turnout: 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.
  5. Spring clean your wardrobe for new season clothes. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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.)
  9. Vintage 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.
  10. 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.

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