Spring is coming soon, and the cold winter weather will finally be gone! But what do you do with all of your bulky cold-weather clothing? Here’s a guide to help with storing your seasonal clothing!
General Storage Tips
Each piece of your wardrobe will have to be stored a little differently, especially depending on the fabric it’s made out of. However, there are a few important basics for storing any item of clothing. First, you’ll want to make sure you store your clothes in a cool, dry place. We’d recommend avoiding any attic or garage storage if possible.
All clothes will also need to be stored in an airtight container with a pest repellent and deodorizers or dryer sheets to keep your clothes fresh and undamaged. Additionally, one of the most important packing tips is to label the boxes or containers. If the weather suddenly turns cold, you’ll want to be able to find items you need to bundle up without having to sort through all your clothing.
How to Store Specific Items
Coats can be difficult to store because of their bulk and weight. It’s easiest to hang them in an unused closet or wardrobe packing box, but if this isn’t available, you can pack them in different ways. Storage bins are an excellent way to pack your coats and hide their bulkiness. With any packing choice, ensure that you fasten all buttons and zippers to avoid any damage.
Sweaters are more delicate than many other items of clothing. They are easily wrinkled or damaged when shoved into containers or drawers without being properly packed. If hanging in a cool, dry place isn’t an option, use resealable plastic bags or plastic bins to keep the items from critters or mildew.
These are typically one of the easiest items to pack. Unless they’re made of a delicate material, roll your long-sleeves tightly and pack them in a storage bin or luggage organizer. This will maximize the number of items you can fit into one space. Vacuum-sealing is also an option for sturdier items, but you should avoid it for thin or delicate materials.
While some pants are appropriate for both spring and winter, many of your pants options will make you overheat in the upcoming warmer temperatures. Items like thick jeans, ski pants, etc. should be stored away. Pants are a sturdier item and can be vacuum-sealed to minimize the space they take up. Airtight storage bins and luggage organizers are also great options.
Shoes can be frustrating to store since they aren’t easily packed and take up a lot of space. Plastic containers or large storage bins are the best way to store your seasonal shoes efficiently. Fill boots or shoes that can lose their shape with newspaper or tissue paper.
Store Your Seasonal Clothes
It’s exciting to look forward to warmer weather!With these tips, you can easily store your seasonal clothes and transition smoothly into your spring wardrobe.