Why its Worth Preparing Winter Clothes for Storage
Here in Montana, as winter draws to an end, it´s time to start getting my closet ready for spring. That means the sweaters are going into storage, but before I pack them away, they need a bit of TLC.
Our skin, our body oils, our perfume, deodorant, makeup and minute stains can build-up on our knits without us realizing. Over time, this residue fuses with the fibers and once that happens it can’t be undone. A little bit of closet care now, goes a long way and as we´re all DIY-ing it these days, I thought I´d share my process.
Drying Your Delicate Winter Clothes
Once the wash is finished, it´s time to air dry. I recommend using a sweater drying rack, like this one from The Container Store. If you don´t have one, you can create one; a rack over a tub will do. The key thing here is to keep it horizontal and avoid hanging your sweaters while they´re wet, as it can cause the fibers to stretch.
IRL (in real life)
How to Store Your Winter Clothes
Now your winter clothes are ready for packing. Fold sweaters and hang dresses or coats, whenever possible.
And finally, a top tip is to store your winter clothes with a lavender pouch; it not only smells great; it also helps to repel moths. I took the chance for some fresh air and gathered a bunch from the garden.
I hope you enjoyed this share; how to care for your winter items before putting them away this spring. If you have any other tips, I´d love to hear them. You can share them in the comments…
Stay home. Stay safe. Stay stylish.