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Packing your clothes for storage

Hazel Bailey

Whether you're putting your belongings into storage for a short time during a move or as a long-term solution to a lack of space, proper packing and preparation will help keep your things in the best possible condition. From books to appliances to furniture, each type of item requires a particular kind of care. In this article, we'll look at some ways to keep your clothes looking and smelling fresh in storage. 

Wash first

Before you put your clothes into storage, wash everything, airing thoroughly. Some people like to iron their clothes before putting them into storage, but unless you're storing your clothes hanging in garment bags, you'll probably wind up needing to iron them once you retrieve them from storage anyway.

Choose your container

Plastic bags and cardboard boxes are the traditional containers for items in storage units, but neither of these solutions is ideal for clothing. Plastic bags can trap moisture that could be harmful to the fabric of your clothes, while cardboard boxes can also retain moisture and may not be as effective at keeping out pests. The ideal container is a plastic box or tub with an airtight lid.

Vacuum packing clothes is another solution; it conserves space, but may not be ideal over a long period. Clothes stored in a vacuum bag can take a long time to decompress, so don't plan on pulling outfits out of storage and wearing them immediately. They can also be harmful to natural fibres such as wool and silk if used over an extended period.

Avoid mothballs

Mothballs are a traditional way of keeping your clothes safe from pests, but properly sealed storage should do the trick without the unpleasant odour. If you want to use mothballs, or an alternative such as wooden camphor balls, keep them in a storage container, but make sure they're not in direct contact with clothing, which could result in a very strong smell. 

Pick the right environment

Moisture, sunlight, and extremes of cold or heat can all damage stored fabrics. The ideal location for your clothes will be cool, dry and dark. The storage units in a managed storage centre will be kept within certain limits of temperature and humidity, so ask your storage firm for information if you're concerned. 

A storage unit a good way to clear your home wardrobe of out-of-season clothing or keep clothes during a move. With proper preparation, your clothes will come out of storage as fresh and clean as they went in.