Here are few simple guidelines to follow when storing your wardrobe:
- Wash or dry clean your clothes before storing them for the summer. Even if your clothes were worn once, human skin can leave residue in the material that can damage your clothing and make it more attractive to bugs.
- Be particular about the storage container.The storage container should allow for circulation of air through the clothing. Popular storage containers include rattan trunks, or textile bags. Refrain from storing your clothing in plastic bags. Natural materials eed to breathe. Opt for a well-ventilated container and store items flat. If you must hang these items, pad them with tissue paper.
- Choose a place to store your winter wardrobe that is dry and cool, this will help to avoid mildew. Avoid using silica, mothballs, or crystals, as they often emit strong smells, can be harmful for both you and the environment, and may make it difficult to remove the odor even after cleaning.
- Refrain from stretching, bending, or twisting fabrics when storing clothes. Any folding or twisting could damage your clothes and destroy their shape, especially in a vacuum storage bag.
- Care for speciality items: