How to Properly Store Your Winter Clothes

Spring is on the horizon, and the days of puffy coats and winter boots are nearly behind us. As such, it’s time to find somewhere to store all your bulky winter attire to make room for your spring wardrobe. After all, you don’t need your hefty winter clothes taking up precious space in your closet. While storing your winter clothing may seem as simple as stuffing them under your bed or in a box up in your attic until next year, doing so could end up shortening their lifespan. Take the time to store them correctly. Here are some of our top tips on how to properly store your winter clothes.

Clean your clothing before storing it

The first step in properly storing your winter clothes is to wash or dry clean it. Many people forgo this step because they don’t see a need in cleaning clothing that they won’t be wearing for many months. Choosing to forgo this step, however, can allow any oils, sweat, lotions, or other residue on the clothing to settle into the fabric over time, resulting in yellowing or stains. In addition, failing to wash your clothing before storing it could cause odors, mold, and mildew to develop, which can irrevocably damage your items or leave them with a musty scent that is hard to get out.

Give your clothes some room to breathe

While you may be tempted to cram as many clothing items into a single bin as possible or use a vacuum-sealed bag to maximize storage space, doing so could damage your garments. By packing your clothing too tightly, they can start to lose their shape—especially if you’re packing structured articles such as boots or more delicate pieces. Provide your clothing with some room to breathe by loosely packing them into storage containers with ample room.

Choose your storage location wisely

Where you choose to store your clothing can have a large impact on how nice the garments will look when you pull them out of storage the following winter. To prevent mold or mildew from developing on your clothing, you should avoid storing it in a moist or humid environment. In addition, the area where you store your clothing should be away from sunlight to prevent the sun from fading it.

After packing away your winter clothes, it’s time to start thinking about your spring wardrobe! If you’re looking for some fun and fashionable spring pieces to add to your collection, take a look at Cozi Bear Boutique’s high-fashion clothing and accessory collections. Our wide array of clothing options ranges from flirty boutique tops to comfortable activewear essentials. To put together your perfect spring wardrobe, shop Cozi Bear Boutique today.

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