Storing Summer Clothes Properly
If you are not someone lucky enough to have ample storage space in your home, now might be a good time to look into self storage, to hold all the things you won’t need until Memorial Day rolls around again. Here Storage Choice, the self storage Texas residents trust with their prized possessions, offers some tips on storing summer clothes properly.
- The first thing to make sure of, when storing summer clothes, is the cleanliness of the items. Never pack clothing for storage without washing it first, but avoid using starch or another finishing product, as the chemicals could attract pests like moths.
- Store your clothing in a clean, cool, dry, dark place. Heat, humidity, and sunlight can all damage clothing. Because of this, a climate-controlled self-storage unit is a great place for clothing, whether you’re storing summer clothes or winter wear.
- Choose the right packing materials for your clothing. Storing summer clothes in cardboard boxes can attract pests, and using vacuum-sealed bags or airtight containers can promote mold growth. Choose storage containers that allow for airflow, and use acid-free tissue paper to protect clothing items. If you plan to use hangers, choose non-metallic hangers, so that they do not rust.
- Protect clothing from pests and humidity. Avoid the use of mothballs, which can smell terrible; instead, consider cedar blocks to deter moths, when storing summer clothes. To prevent mold or mildew from forming, use a dehumidifier, like silica gel.
Regardless of the size of your wardrobe, you’ll want to be confident that when you retrieve your things, they’ll look like they did when you packed them. Whether you’re storing summer clothes, preparing for a move, or have a different storage need, Storage Choice can help. The company’s state-of-the-art security, climate-controlled storage spaces, and helpful personnel all work together to ensure that your valuables are in good hands. Visit the website for more information, or join the online community on Facebook and Twitter.