Your guide to careful long term clothes storage
People who live in apartments and smaller homes might struggle with limited storage space. Getting some secure self storage in Stoke-on-Trent is a great option to retain essential items. Popular things you might need to keep hold of include seasonal items like outdoor equipment and clothes.
Clothes that are left unused for long periods of time can suffer. It is therefore best to consider how to carefully store your belongings. Here is a useful guide to careful long term clothes storage.
Wash clothes and dry them properly
First off, before storing any clothes long term, you’ll want to make sure that they are clean and dry. Ensure that all dirt and grime are removed from fabrics to help prevent bacteria or mould growth. Stains or marks kept on fabrics for months will make these practically impossible to remove. A useful tip is to place dryer sheets in between garments to help keep them fresh and smelling good. Also ensure that you iron all clothes to prevent permanent creases or deep lines from developing in fabrics.
Have a clear-out of older clothes
There might be times when your style changes and there could be clothes in your wardrobe that don’t fit. Some old garments can be useful to re-use around the home or to perhaps sleep in. Alternatively, clothes that are too nice to throw away could be taken to local charity shops.
Buy suitable crates/containers and even a vacuum sealer
Plastic crates and containers are great for storing clothes. They are strong and offer good protection against moisture and are much better suited than cardboard boxes. Plastic containers usually have lockable lids, handles and can also be stacked easily helping to save space. Vacuum sealers are also a great way to preserve clothes being stored away long term. The air inside the vacuum bags is sucked out and their bulky size is reduced to a fraction of their initial volume. As well as saving space, the bags also keep items away from dust and moisture.
Here at Bigfoot Self Storage we offer secure, clean and dry storage units for clothing and personal belongings. Our self storage facility in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme offers various space sizes. Keeping your items safe and secure is our priority. Contact us to learn more about our services and to get a storage quote.