Despite having a glorious 90-degree day in March this year, we can now confidently say that the warmer, summer weather will soon be here to stay for the season.
While you begin to slowly transition your wardrobe from winter to summer, give some consideration to properly storing and protecting your winter wears by following the steps below.
Steps to Safely Storing Your Winter Wears
- Launder or dry clean all garments, blankets and linens to remove dirt, stains and to ensure there are no moth larva in the fibers
- Place the cleaned and neatly folded items into a garment box or bag. Wool, cashmere or garments containing a blend of either fiber should be placed in sealed plastic bags or bins to prevent unwelcome guests from dropping by over the summer. Cotton and other fabrics should be stored in containers that can breath to prevent trapping any moisture, which can lead to mildew. If you are using a cardboard box, you also want to be sure there is no acid or coloring in the cardboard that could possibly ruin your items during storage
- Place a moth repellent item such as cedar blocks, a cedar sachet or my personal favorite Moth Away in the storage container
- Store your protected items in a cool, dry location such as the top shelf of a closet
By following these simple steps, your cold-weather comforts will be clean, fresh and ready to go when the winter season hits.
P.S. – Moth Away has quickly become one of my closet staples. This all natural repellent not only protects your clothing, but it keeps it smelling fresh. The peppermint, rosemary, thyme and clove combination smells wonderful and provides a burst of calming scent every time I open my storage containers.