How To: Store Off Season Clothes

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Storing off season clothes is a great way to keep your closet uncluttered and your clothing protected. These guidelines make it hassle-free.

Step 1: Start with Clean clothes

The reason for this is there maybe stains or food residue that will attract moths and beetles that will eat away at your clothes.

Step 2: Group clothes by fabrics

This means separate your clothes into like fabrics. Your linens in one pile and your protein fibers in another. Clothes made from protein fibers are, in themselves, food for bugs

Step 3: choose the right storage solution

Store all your linen and protein base fabrics in a breathable canvas storage bin. Keeping your clothes in a breathable canvas bin will keep mildew and mold away from your clothes. Never store in a plastic bag or bin. Plastic traps moisture which causes mildew.

Step 4: Invest in moth repellant

Hate that moth ball smell? An alternative is to use cedar which can be found at your local store in the same isle as moth balls.

Step 5: Store in a cool, dark place.

A closet is the best place but what if you have no room? A great alternative in a climate controlled storage unit.

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