Whether you are ready or not, the seasons come and go every four months. We all are happy that the winter Gods has blessed us with cool weather. So soon we’ll be trading our swim suits, sundresses and flip flops for warm and cozy sweaters. But remember packing away our delicate summer clothing is more complicated than just tossing them and shoving them under the bed.
We have got for you a simple 5 step process to storing all your clothes with great ease.
- Sort it out.
You are well into winters and your warmer clothes have begun to surface. With that, storage space becomes an issue. Many a times due to low cupboard space, you cram up the clothes which leaves it all crumpled up. To add to it, you’re not ready to part ways with certain ‘favourite’ clothing.
You might be still deciding what needs to go and what stays. Sit down with your clothes and take your time to segregate your clothing. Make one pile that you want to keep such as (couple pairs of jeans, a favourite tee, warm coats and so on). Doing this will automatically create a “pack-up” pile which can be stored. Do also consider a ‘donate’ pile, as you know we all out grow our clothes very quickly.
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- Wash it.
Wait, you’re not yet ready to store your clothes away. Before you do, remember to give it a good wash. Why you ask? It not only keeps your clothes smelling fresh and looking crisp but also keeps all the bugs and pests. Again remember to sort out your clothes between hand wash (your whites, expensive clothes) and your regular summer clothes that can get a quick rinse in the washing machine.
P.S. A dry cloth will suffice to clean your shoes too or a very mildly damp sponge is another option. This way you don’t spoil the material of the shoes.
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- Fold it.
Once all your clothes have gone through the wash and dry cycle, fold it neatly right from the heaviest to the lightest. Take a leaf out of your laundry guy; to avoid creasing and getting crushed, insert a sheet of newspaper amongst your clothes.
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- Box it.
Nowadays there are so many options to store your clothes in. If you’ve bought a new TV or a music system, don’t throw away those huge corrugated boxes. It might come in handy. But if you decide to store your clothes, go for plastic boxes. They are durable, light, reusable and pest-proof. You can also use your grandfather’s old suitcase, whatever is your fancy. Make sure you wash the containers and keep it dry to avoid your clothes from attracting moisture and pests. See to it that there is adequate air circulation inside for your clothes to breathe.
- Store it.
Remember all your medicine bottles or tablet strips that have this statutory message on it, “Store the medicine in a dark and cool place”? Well that is exactly with what you need to do with your clothes too. Dark closets and beneath your bed are great options when it comes to where to stash your storage boxes.
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So if you think we’ve missed out on anything or you’ve another storage idea that you tried out. Tell us by leaving a comment below; we’d love to hear from you.