Empire Movers Blog

How to store clothes

June 19, 2018

If you’re looking to store clothes, you should know that it’s no rocket science. But, although it’s pretty straightforward, it’s also really easy to make a mistake that can ruin your entire wardrobe. These mistakes can cost you money and time and can create a lot of stress. That’s why it’s so important that you know how to properly clean, pack and store your clothes.

The Empire Movers team has put together the following list of tips to help you avoid all unnecessary headaches and to take care of your garments. Here’s what you should do:

Save money with an inventory

The main problem with clothes is that they are so many of them. We all have much more clothes than pieces of furniture, tools or electronics. And, remember, these things are much more present in your thoughts than clothes.

That’s why it’s so important to take an inventory of the clothes you plan to store or you already have in storage. If you know exactly what you have, there’s little chance that you’ll forget about them. And this will save you money next time you’re out shopping and aren’t really sure if you need a new pair of jeans or not.

The point of storing clothes is to save money. So make sure that you actually achieve this objective.

Don’t be afraid to donate

Donating will also save you money. Trust us, it’s true. If you’re not going to wear that old jacket anymore or if it’s really poor condition, then there’s really no point in storing it, is it? Instead of using up space that could be used to store other things, donate what you don’t plan to wear anymore. This way, you save money and help someone else at the same time.

Clean your clothes before storage

Let’s move forward. Now that you’ve decided what clothes you want to store, it’s important to understand that you need to store them in good condition. So clean them before throwing them into a storage bin. Additionally, discard plastic garment bags. These can accumulate excess moisture over long periods of time, and can damage your clothes.

A cool, dry place is the perfect location to store clothes

As you probably have already guessed, where you store your garments is just as important as how you store your garments. Not just any place will do. If you want your garments to be safe, you need to find a dry, dark and cool place. Remember, no direct sunlight and good airflow.