Tips on how to store clothes
If you’re like most people, you probably have a lot of clothes. Maybe too many clothes and you probably don’t have enough storage space in your home and wardrobe to keep everything organised. The answer to an ill-used and overcrowded wardrobe is to get everything more organised and rent a storage unit. A self storage unit can be a great way to store your clothes and overcome the problem of being short of household storage space at home. Storing clothes properly takes a little preparation but it can be well worth the effort. Here are some tips on how to store clothes.
1. Only store clean and dry clothes
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to only store clothes that have been properly cleaned and are dry. This will help to keep your clothes in much better condition and also prevent insect damage. If you are unsure, run items through a quick wash cycle in the washing machine and ensure everything is completely dry before packing away.
2. Don’t bother ironing
Ironing clothes that are to be put into storage is a waste of time. Clothes will inevitably get creased when packed tightly in boxes or containers. Iron them once you have retrieved them from storage.
3. Sort your clothes into seasons
This is a great opportunity to become more organised and sort through all of your clothes into seasonal wear. Most of us could divide our wardrobes into spring/summer and autumn/winter collections. Putting one season aside into storage can help to create that extra wardrobe space you so desperately need.
4. Get rid of clothes you don’t wear
If you haven’t worn something for over a year, chances are that you probably won’t be wearing it again. When sorting through your wardrobe it is a good idea to create yourself a pile of disused clothes that can be either taken to the charity shop or thrown away in the bin.
5. Pack properly
Packing your clothes with care is very important to help keep them in great shape while in storage. Always pack heavier garments at the bottom and lighter, more delicate items at the top. Try not to overstuff the boxes or containers too as this can cause your garments to lose their shape. It is always best to use plastic containers as they are stronger and more durable. Get the plastic storage boxes that have airtight lids so that your clothes remain dry and free from any mould and mildew. It is also a good idea to invest in some clothing rails to maximise space and keep things more organised. These are great for keeping certain garments hung properly, especially any heavier garments like winter coats, thick jumpers, etc.
Storing clothes in your own self storage unit is a great way to overcome a lack of wardrobe space and can help to keep your clothing collection more organised. If you are looking for more household and personal storage space, Bigfoot Self Storage offer clean, dry and accessible self storage rooms of all sizes. Why not get in touch and get your quote today.