How to Store Coats and Clothes in a Storage Unit
If you live in an area where the seasons come with extreme temperatures, you likely have clothes that are packed away in boxes. You may go through the cycle of switching out your winter clothes for your summer clothes and vice versa throughout the year. On the other hand, you may just have all of your clothes in your closet no matter the season. This can be extremely frustrating because you have half of your closet space dedicated to clothes that you’re unable to wear with the current weather outside. A solution to this problem could be keeping your clothes in a self-storage unit. This is a great way to create more closet space, as well as preserve the condition of your clothing. Here are some tips and tricks to get your clothes ready for storage and how to store your clothes properly.
Storing Coats and Clothes
When you’re getting ready to store your coats and clothes in a self-storage unit, the first thing that you want to do is wash everything. It’s important that clothing is cleaned before being put into storage to preserve the condition of your clothes. Things like perfume can settle into the fabric, which could damage your clothes, over time clothing that’s dirty can create odors that fill the storage unit and could potentially attract insects and other pests. To avoid things like this, wash or dry clean all of your clothes before you get ready to pack them up.
The next thing you want to do is you want to gather your storage supplies. While the average cardboard box can work for most things, many useful storage supplies are specifically designed for storing clothing, things like clothes, storage bins, wardrobe boxes, garment bags, and moisture absorbers are all, great storage supplies that you should consider if you’re looking to store your clothes in a storage unit. Moisture absorbers can be very helpful, especially if you live in a humid climate because they will keep your belongings dry and prevent any musty aromas from overtaking the storage unit.
Certain types of clothing are better stored when they’re folded and others are better stored when they’re hung up. When you’re getting ready to store all of your clothes in a unit, it’s crucial to know the difference to keep your clothing in the best condition possible. Some items that should be hung are dress pants, blazers, blouses, dresses, and any other wrinkle-prone clothing. On the other hand, items that should be folded, are sweaters, T-shirts, denim and khaki pants, delicates, and any clothing that tends to stretch out.
We highly recommend that you use a climate-controlled storage unit if you’re storing any clothing that you want to keep in pristine condition. There’s not only keeps your clothing at room temperature, but it also keeps humidity and dust in the storage unit at a minimum. We offer safe and secure temperature-controlled storage units here at Fairfax City Self and we encourage you to take a look at our website and learn more.
Contact Us Today
Fairfax City Self Storage provides temperature-controlled, secure storage units. If you’re looking to store your clothing away for the season or any given period of time, contact us today and see how we can help you keep your coats and clothing safe and secure.