We tend to see a vast temperature change in the uk every year. We go from the freezing temperatures of winter, to the enjoyable highs of summer. Manu of us are likely to have a variety of different clothes, some perfect for the cold, and some ideal for the heat. Throughout the year, we normally end up having a load of clothes lying around that we know we aren’t going to wear. Some of us try to stuff the clothes under beds or in space, just to keep it out of the way, without really thinking about what we are doing.
Storing clothes in this way can lead to damaged items, either from bugs or mould, if your house is prone to dampness.
Many of us will attempt to tackle this problem, either by donating clothes we don’t want anymore, or just throwing them away. However, if you put clothes into a storage unit, you won’t have to face any painful decisions about what clothes you have to get rid of.
It’s important to make sure the clothes you put into storage are in a good, dry condition. We’ve put together some tips on storing clothes until you need them again.
Wash your clothes properly
Before your clothes go into storage, you need to make sure they are properly washed. Either going through a washing machine, or taking them to your local dry cleaners. If anything, you are saving yourself the headache and hassle of having to deal with dirty clothes when you next take your clothes out of storage.
It’s also important to remember that deodorant and perfume can stain clothes, so make sure you wash out all these substances so they stay in good condition while in storage.
Have a clear out
It’s always a difficult task to throw out clothes. A rule that we suggest you try and follow when having a clear out is if you haven’t worn something in over a year, it’s highly likely you won’t wear it again. If you are unsure, maybe it’s just easier to keep them in storage until they might be needed, or you feel ready to get rid of them.
If you find items of clothing that are damaged, just throw them away, sometimes its just easier than putting them in storage unit for another day.
Repair damaged clothes
If you find damaged clothes, but you aren’t quite ready to throw them away, repair them before you put them into storage. Adding back a button or sewing up a small hole won’t take long, and it will save you a job when you take your clothes back out of storage.
Careful with delicate clothes
If you have some clothes you are planning on storing for a long time, let them breathe. We found that using vacuum-sealed bags can actu\ally cause damage to fragile materials. Items made from wool and silk don’t cope well with being in vacuum-sealed bags for a long time.
Create an organised system with labels.
If you are storing a large chunk of clothes, you want to be able to find something easily if you ever find yourself in need of it. Make sure to keep items for each season separate, and place labels on your boxes so you can locate what you are after quickly and easily.
Store clothes in the right place
To ensure that your items are not damaged, you need to store them in a dark, cool and dry environment. RedSpots storage units are safe, secure and with easy access.