How To Store Clothes?

How To Store Clothes? – You might decide to hang clothes according to color, or like with like: all the trousers together, all the skirts together and so on. Try not to cram clothes into wardrobes. Give them enough space to allow creases to fall out and to let them air. For the same reason, do not pack things  too tightly into drawers. In drawers, put sets of underwear together. Organize sweaters, T-shirts and  so forth according to color, or by weight — heavy sweaters in one drawer,  lighter-weight ones in another, T-shirts in another. 


Put suits, jackets, coats and dresses in garment bags (which can be found in department stores and on specialist clothes storage websites) to keep out dust  and moths. Garment bags should always be made of a breathable material, such as calico, not plastic and should be big enough that the clothes inside do not get crushed. For preference, clothes should always be stored in them. ln practice, when one is busy, this is a counsel of perfection. A good compromise is to store your most precious garments in a bag, as well as anything that is not worn very often, such as evening dresses, winter coats out of season and fur coats.  

Never store clothes in plastic! lt might seem like a good idea to leave dry-cleaned clothes in the dry-cleaner’s plastic bags, but it is not.


For a start, if there is any hint of dampness in the clothes or the wardrobe, mildew may develop. More important, if clothes are stored in plastic for a long  time, the polymers in the bags can migrate on to fabrics and cause yellowing, which is impossible to remove. 

If you go in for hats, keep them in their hat boxes. Stuff the crowns lightly with acid-free tissue paper.

Store bags on shelves. If a bag was sold with a dust-bag, use it. The best wardrobes – whether built-in, fitted or freestanding – have a  hanging rail or rails and a set of drawers plus space at the bottom for shoes. The joy of fitted or built-in wardrobes is that they can be customized to fit your requirements. The advantage of a freestanding wardrobe is that you can take it with you when you move.


Wardrobes should be cool, dry and airy. Try not to site them near radiators, and do not let hot pipes run through fitted wardrobes or built-in cupboards. Heat damages and prematurely ages fabrics.

Utilize the dead space at the very top of wardrobes to store items you do not use often, such as sleeping bags, suitcases, ski suits and hat boxes.

Line non-slatted shelves and drawers with paper to prevent them snagging fabrics. Old wrapping paper will do, but scented drawer liners can add a luxurious touch.

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