How To Organize Out Of Season Clothing

November 4, 2020

We have all been in a situation where we have needed to clean out our clothes and organize them before. It can be quite a tedious task, especially if you do nor even know where to start. You also need to have some knowledge on storing clothes, as making the wrong decision can damage your clothes or even make them permanently unusable. Thankfully, there are some storage tips that you can follow that will make organizing your clothes a much easier task. These tips will work regardless of whether you are looking to store your clothes in a piece of Knoxville real estate or in a New York townhouse. So, what are these great storage tips? Here is how to organize out of season clothing:

Clean Clothes

The first thing you should do when storing out of season clothes is to ensure that they are clean. Storing dirty and unwashed clothes can be a disaster, causing the clothing items to smell and become disgusting. Make sure they are thoroughly washed before being stored. In addition, you may want to clean the locations and items you are storing your clothes in. Even if your clothes are clean, if their storage location is not, then your clothes can easily deteriorate. When it comes to storing clothes, the first step is always to clean. 

Use Quality Hangers

Another thing to do when storing clothes is to ensure that you are using quality hangers. Low-quality hangers like wire hangers can actually harm your clothes, causing them to become wrinkled and damaged. Wire hangers can also bend over time, causing weird stretch marks on your clothes and making them hang at weird angles. However, you will not have to worry about these problems if you invest in quality hangers.

Deter Pests

When storing clothes, you want to deter pests and ensure that they do not damage your clothing. Cleaning your clothes and the space you are storing them in can help deter pests, but that cannot be the sole thing you do. You should avoid storing clothes in cardboard boxes, as they can easily break down and become breeding grounds for mice, insects, and other pests. You also want to make sure that the clothes are stored in a dry environment, as a moist setting could also attract various pests. You do not want good clothes to be destroyed by pests, so make sure you take extra precautions to deter them. 

Donate Unneeded Clothes

It is no secret that many of us have seasonal clothes that we do not even use anymore. So why bother organizing and storing clothes that you never plan on wearing? Organizing your out of season clothing becomes much easier when you eliminate the clothing options you no longer use anymore. One of the best ways to do this is to donate your clothes to a thrift store. Not only will this allow you to organize your clothes more easily, but it also can help someone in need. Someone shopping at that thrift store may really need that clothing item, and will likely be able to get it at an extremely low price thanks to your donation. Lastly, donating your clothes to a thrift store is good for the environment. When people shop secondhand, it lowers the need for new clothes to be made, using fewer materials and resources. If you have clothes that you never wear, then there are many reasons why you should donate them to a thrift store. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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