What is the best way to store your winter clothing?•
Posted on September 02 2020
Winter is a fun season, but the novelty of the cold soon wears off and in mid-winter we begin looking forward to the warmer months.
Now is the time to start thinking about your spring and summer wardrobe. It will soon be time to finally pack away our winter woolies as Spring is here.
So, how exactly should you be storing your winter clothing when out of season?
Well, at fbo we have some great tips for you on how to do this… so let’s take a look!
The first thing to remember when you begin to pack away your winter clothing is that they need to breathe. Airtight containers and plastic bags may seem like a good idea, but over the warmer summer months, they can develop mold and mildew which is definitely not a pleasant sight. Clothing that is stored in an airtight container can also attract insects and your white clothes could yellow.
Plastic containers that protect your clothing but are not 100% airtight are the best storage options, as they will ensure that your winter woolies are protected from any moisture, mold, mildew and dust. Just be sure to wipe down your containers and allow them to dry completely before you start putting your clothes into them.
Many fbo customers also like to store their winter clothing in storage bags that are made of linen or cotton and this can also be a great option.
As you pack away your winter clothing, make sure that you fold each item carefully and neatly, before placing them into the storage container or bag. Make sure that you do not cram too many clothing items in your container as this could encourage mold or mildew to grow.
If you are worried about moths biting holes into your winter clothing use moth balls.
They are very effective; however, the smell is not pleasant, and it can take up to several washes to get the smell out. We recommend using sticks of cedar wood instead as this is just as effective and has a softer and more gentle smell that won’t linger!
Winter coats and thick tops should be carefully zipped or buttoned up and then gently folded and placed into the storage container. Pay special attention to any coats that are made from faux fur, wool or leather as they need to be stored in such a way that they keep their shape. Packing them loosely is key and the best way to do it.
Finally, before you pack away any winter clothing, make sure that it has been washed properly. Clothing with dirt, sweat or dust can attract insects which could cause damage to your clothes.
Once you have successfully packed away all your winter woolies, sit back, relax and appreciate your effort!
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