Storing clothes is fairly easy, right? It’s all about putting your clothes on hangers and then hanging them on a rail. Alternatively, you could just fold your clothes and stuff them into a drawer. In fact, you could make more space by using one of those vacuum storage solutions that suck all the air out of your clothes.
Unfortunately, storing clothes isn’t that simple and it’s important that you lookout for a few mistakes that everyone has made once in a while. If you want to protect your clothes and ensure they look their best, you have to be more cautious about how you store clothes.
Moths can be a huge pain, so make sure you have countermeasures
Not many people realize that moth larvae actually feed on natural materials such as cotton. It takes a while for it to happen, but a wardrobe full of cotton or silk garments is easy pickings for moth larvae if they can somehow get in. Thankfully, it doesn’t take much to avoid moths as they can easily be dealt with by using the right products. If you have a really bad infestation of moths, you’ll need clothes moth killer sprays and insecticides to deal with them. In some cases, you may even need to speak to a pest control expert for more advice or for special tools and solutions to deal with them. Either way, you shouldn’t ignore the damage that moths can do to your wardrobe.
There are different hangers for different clothes
One area that people skimp on is hangers. You might just use a few cheap hangers you got from a clothing store or perhaps you bought a pack of plastic ones from Amazon. Whatever the case is, you’re probably using hangers incorrectly. Hangers need to be picked according to the size of the garment. This prevents the sleeves from stretching or getting damaged. It’s also important to pick hangers based on the weight of the clothes. Small hangers shouldn’t be used for heavy items, and delicate fabrics need delicate hangers to prevent damage when taking them off the hanger.
Make sure you put the right items in vacuum-sealed bags
It’s common for people to just finish their laundry then dump everything into a vacuum-sealed bag to suck all of the air out. This allows you to clean your clothes then store them neatly inside of your drawers with minimal space wasted. Unfortunately, many fabrics need air to maintain their structure. You shouldn’t put leather items, you shouldn’t put fluffy and puffy items like coats, and you should avoid natural fibers like wool and fur.
If you put these items in, it could cause irreversible damage to your clothes. We highly suggest storing these items in your wardrobe instead of stuffing them into a vacuum-sealed bag. For other items, it’s perfectly fine to compress them and remove the air to make more space. However, for expensive items, we recommend that you take a bit more care when storing them.