What's the Best Way to Store Your Winter Clothes?

Storage Corner | November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

What's the Best Way to Store Your Winter Clothes?

Summertime is finally here, which means it’s time to put away all your heavy winter clothes. However, unless you have a very spacious closet, it may be difficult to rotate your wardrobe and store out-of-season clothes.

Proper storage of winter clothes is essential to a tidy, well-organized space; it ensures that your cold-weather gear is ready to keep you warm when you need it.

Prepare Clothes for Storage 🧺

The very first step when you go to put your winter clothes in storage is selecting what you want to keep.

There’s no sense putting time and energy into preparing items for storage and then consuming valuable space when you won’t wear the items next winter season (just like you didn’t this season).

Donate what didn’t wear while your preferences are fresh in your memory.

Next, make sure you’re putting away your winter clothing in its very best condition. Storing clothing with any odors, or stains (even if they aren’t noticeable) will only set them in further, maybe permanently.

When you’re done preparing your winter clothes, the only things that will get put away for next winter are the items you use and love, and each of them will be clean and as close to new-looking as possible.

Containers Work Best! ✅

While it’s tempting to use cardboard boxes to store winter clothes, they aren’t the best solution. Cardboard is both acidic and susceptible to water damage — it certainly isn’t the best solution for storing your winter clothes in. Instead, opt for clear plastic containers. Storing winter clothes inside sealed plastic bins will prevent water damage and other mishaps.

Shoes and boots are also best stored in plastic containers. Make sure they are clean and dry and don’t try to stuff too many into one bin. Use tissue paper or shoe shapers to help your shoes keep their shape.

Can Winter Clothes be Stored in a Garage or Attic?💡

Short answer: probably not. You want to store your winter clothing in a cool, dry, dark location.

Keeping your clothing in a temperature-controlled environment probably means keeping them in your house. Top shelves in the closet or under the bed are ideal out-of-the-way options.

Following these simple suggestions will definitely give you the peace of mind that your winter clothes will be protected during the offseason and ready to go when the temperatures start to fall once again.

Whatever it is you need to store, we're equipped to accommodate you with our multiple locations in Utah📍

For more details, call our main office today! We’re happy to help you find the right storage unit and at the best price you can find (435) 213-4710 📞

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