Tips for storing summer clothing

Brrrr. It’s coming into winter and it looks like it’s going to be a particularly cold one. After all, we are in Melbourne! Time to pull out your thick coats, wooly jumpers, and warm scarves. It also means putting away your summer clothes because let’s face it, it’s going to be too icy to wear that summer dress and board shorts anytime soon. This also happens to be the perfect time to free up cupboard space by putting your summer clothes into storage. Looking for furniture storage flemington? The staff at Cheap Furniture Storage Flemington are here to help. Here are our tips for storing summer clothing:

Throw away
This one is common sense! Throw away any summer clothing that you didn’t wear at all last summer. If you didn’t wear it last summer, it’s highly unlikely you’ll wear it next summer. No need to pay for storage for something you’ll never use.

Once you have chosen which summer clothing to put in to storage, give it all a good wash. Even if your clothes appear clean, they may have tiny bits of food or dirt on them, which have the potential to cause staining or attract insects when in storage. It is best not to use starch on items you are going to store, as starch can attract insects.

Prepare with care

Choose high quality boxes to store your clothing in. The boxes should be made of cast polypropylene. Before using, give the box a wipe with disinfectant and line with a clean cotton sheet or acid-free tissue paper. If possible, roll your clothing rather than folding it. This will help prevent permanent creasing.

Store in a good storage facility
Don’t store your clothes in a poor quality storage facility or damp garage, chances are your clothes will become damaged. Choose a trusted facility such as Cheap Furniture Storage.

Clean out your cupboard
A change in seasons in the perfect time to clean out your wardrobe, chest of drawers, or cupboard. After you’ve cleared out your summer clothes, make sure you give your storage space a thorough clean. Vacuum, dust, and wipe the area to remove dust, dirt, and moths. If you find mold, use sugar soap or bleach solution. Now, you have a clutter-free storage space, ready for any new winter clothing you happen to buy.

If you’re ready to put your summer clothes into storage to make room for more great winter fashions, give Cheap Furniture Storage a call today on 03 9311 0475 and let us help you with furniture storage Flemington.

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