Winter has come to an end, and it’s time to start packing those knit sweaters away for next year. Before you start pulling out the dresses, shorts and sandals from your climate controlled storage unit. Take time to store winter gear. Whether you’re storing your winter coats, scarves, gloves or sweaters here is how you save them to ensure they don’t get damaged.
Clean your winter clothes.
You don’t wear your clothes dirty, well maybe if you skip laundry day but don't skip washing your clothes before storing your coats or sweaters! Any stains on your fabric can penetrate and become permanent. If you have wool coats, don’t forget to dry clean them!
The warm Spring days are here, and there is no need for those bulky winter coats until next year. You want to keep winter coats looking like new. Take out the coat brush and brush away! You want to clean areas where there could be tiny moths eggs or larvae.
Protect your winter clothes.
When you’re storing winter clothes, you’re storing these clothes all the way until the colder months of October or November come again. During this time they can be victims to pesky creatures if left unprotected.
Insects can make nests in your clothing and nibble away at your clothes. They especially love your wool coats. It’s ideal to stick a small plank or stick of cedar in the container where your wool or coats are stored. For your clothing, remember you can always use lavender or essential oils to protect them.
Use the correct type of storage container.
To add an extra layer of protection to your clothes, avoid using cardboard boxes. It doesn’t matter if you’re storing them in a climate controlled storage unit or your closet. These kinds of boxes don’t provide any protection from moths or beetles. These insects can eat their way to the clothes. It’s recommended to store in plastic containers. If you’re hanging your coats, use a zipper garment bag.
The perfect location to store your winter clothing.
Did your winter closet somehow double in size? Instead of throwing away your used coats to make room for new clothing, reserve a climate controlled storage unit. It’s like an extra closet that doesn’t have to be in your home.
Not only is it like another room in your home, but it will feel like that. There is a climate controlled storage unit that will protect your clothing during the changing weather. The humidity in Nebraska can cause major damage to your clothes left in an unprotected storage unit. It can cause mildew or mold to grow your clothes. A storage unit will prevent any moisture from developing.
Once you have cleaned the clothing and found the ideal storage container, contact us. We have the perfect climate controlled storage unit. Trust the Omaha storage experts to give you the best advice to keeping your winter gear safe for the next winter.