Tips on Storing Your Winter Clothes Properly

These easy steps keep cold-weather gear bug- and mildew-free — because, yes, winter will be back again before you know it.

Clean everything before you get started. Lingering oils (deodorants, perfumes) can discolor fabric over time — and food stains will attract moths. 70°F (or below) is the target storage temp to avoid damaging fibers or setting stains, and low light and low humidity are ideal. Don’t plan on storing in dry-cleaning bags (they can yellow fabrics and trap moisture), and don’t iron with starch — bugs love it!

Read more: The Smart Way to Store Winter Clothes via Good Housekeeping

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There’s Even a Sneaky Idea for Putting Away Gloves, Hats, and Scarves

Storing winter clothes in a pint-sized home has its challenges. Here are some tips and tricks for packing away your out-of-season wardrobe.

Read more: Clever and Creative Ways to Store Winter Clothing via The Spruce

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There’s no better day than the one when you realize you won’t be needing your heavy sweaters, coats, and boots again this year. This particular winter has been—in a word—excruciating—so it’s a given that most of us are looking forward to hauling away our cold-weather gear and breaking out spring-ready jackets, skirts, and sandals.

Read more: How to Store Winter Clothes: 10 Tips to Keep in Mind via Style Caster

 

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