Time’s-a-changing! The seasons go just as fast as they come. Summer’s looking to head out in a while and you’re going to have to get used to the chilly temperatures, the graying skies and the browning leaves, instead of the warm golden sun. Autumn is coming, so it’s a good idea to get ready to pack all that warm-weather clothing away to keep them fresh and new for next year.
We’ll give you some tips on how you can properly store away your summer clothes. It’ll help you organize space in your drawers and closets for your new fall clothing too.
First off, make sure that you wash and dry your clothes. That’s really important. You need to ensure that your clothes are free of things like food and drink spills so that they do not encourage mold, discoloration or insects. This will help them look like new for the duration of time they’re in storage.
Secondly, you need to sort them out into storage boxes. You want to keep clothes out of the sunlight and fluctuating humidity. They can cause color to fade and mold to grow. Try to lay clothes like tanks, shorts, swimsuits and other lightweight clothing flat out, so that you can avoid possible permanent wrinkle damage. Store the boxes underneath your bed or in a dark closet.
Third, you can use plastic or nylon garment bags. Garment bags can help protect your more delicate items of clothing from getting wrinkled and dirty. Remember to dry clean your fancy clothing and formal wear to help keep them in optimum condition over the winter and fall.
Fourth thing you can do is use cedar wood sachets. Give your clothes some additional protection by getting a few cedar wood sachets. You can tuck them into your storage boxes and tie them around your hangers. Why? Cedar pretty much wards insects off, harmful insects that can sneak into your storage boxes and do damage to your clothes. The good part is, cedar doesn’t leave any smells.
Finally, add a little dry softener to the mix. By putting some dry softener sheets between your summer clothes you can keep them smelling fresh and clean so they won’t have to be re-washed when you’re ready for them in the spring.
We hope you use these tips so you can keep your summer clothes in tip-top shape for next year. Take it from us, these tips will really help. We’ve got what you are looking for concerning self-storage in Ottawa. We’re the number one source for storage in Ottawa and Gatineau. Give us a call so we can discuss your storage locker options at Just Right Self Storage. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core and only minutes away from Gatineau.