GUIDE: How to store winter clothes
Dona Rosa's tips
From the moment temperatures start to rise, it's time to organise and put away warm clothes, which will only be used again next season. Why? They are heavy clothes, they take up a lot of space and this way you can keep your wardrobe more organised and only have the clothes that you will use in your daily life in spring/summer.
- Before you start organising, it's important to separate the items that will remain in the wardrobe from those that will be kept. Also take the opportunity to check if there are clothes you no longer use or don't like and intend to donate or sell.
- Do not put the clothes away without first checking their condition, if they contain any smell or stains. If they need to be cleaned, it is necessary to pay attention to the washing instructions so as not to damage the item.
- As fabrics have specific characteristics and cannot all be stored in the same way, it is important to organise them correctly.
- Clothes should be stored in well-ventilated and dry places to avoid the accumulation of humidity. On the other hand, heat or excessive lighting can damage fabric fibres. Finally, if you need to store your clothes in a bag, choose a cotton bag rather than a plastic one, as the latter retains humidity and encourages mould. Cotton, on the other hand, allows for greater air circulation.
- Choosing the right hangers to store your winter clothes can make a difference in the care of your clothes. It is not advisable to use wire hangers, as they are more fragile, rust quickly and can pull threads on your clothes. More structured hangers are the key to keeping your clothes carefully hung and organised. An extra tip: you should hang trousers by the hems to avoid creases and marks.
- Place cedar chips next to the clothes you want to store as they help prevent bad smells and keep insects away.