When it comes to storing seasonal clothing, proper storage should be implemented to help guard against moth holes and oxidation stains. The storage space should be clean, cool well ventilated and dry to prevent mildew growth.
Here are a few rules to follow before you put your clothes into storage:
- Before you put any clothing items into storage, make sure you wash or dry clean them. Many stains from deodorants and other substances can eventually cause fiber deterioration. Invisible body oils can also cause staining.
- Make all necessary repairs – replace missing buttons, broken zippers etc.
- Place woolen items in airtight containers.
- Add mothballs suspended above or separated from the clothes. Mothballs kill larvae in an enclosed area where the odor is given off at high concentrations.
- Do not store leather, fur and woolen items in plastic it encourages moisture, which creates mildew.
- To prevent wrinkles, fold and wrap clothing items in white tissue paper before storing.
- Avoid using plastic bags, which encourage mold and mildew.
- Never hang stretchy knits or fragile items.
Our final tip is for you to take time to store garments correctly. Trust us when we say it will pay off when you take them out next season. If you have any questions about self-storage facilities and services, contact Safe Self-Storage today. 403-508-7787.