Properly Storing your Summer Clothing

Summer is sadly coming to an end and it will soon be time to switch your summer wardrobe to your fall/winter wardrobe. We at A1 Access Storage in South Salt Lake highly recommend keeping out of season clothing in a storage unit at our facility to keep your closet free of clutter. To help you with the process of properly storing your summer clothing we have gathered some steps to follow.

Clean all Articles of Clothing

Before placing anything in storage you will want to make sure it is thoroughly cleaned. Any remnants can cause damage to your clothing during their stay. Wash and dry all of your clothing according to the washing recommendations on the clothing tags. Make sure your clothing is completely dry before folding and placing them into containers. Taking these precautions will make sure your clothes remain in the same condition throughout their stay.

Packing your Clothes

Making sure your clothes are properly packed is the one step you should take the most care in doing. Try to avoid tossing plastic bags full of clothing into your storage unit at A1 Access Storage in South Salt Lake. You can easily damage your clothing by not packing them in storage appropriate containers. Plastic containers with sealable lids are the best for storing clothing. If you don’t have those available a thick cardboard box is the next best option. Fold your clothing in a way that they won’t take up too much space within the container. For the clothing that requires hangers you might want to invest in a portable storage closet.

Organize as you Pack

While you are packing your summer clothing for their stay in storage, you will want to organize as you go. Get rid of any clothing you don’t think you will wear next summer. Donate what you can and toss the rest. You will want to pack the clothing you are keeping within groups in order to stay organized. The last step is to label. You will want to list on the outside of the container what types of clothing are stored. This way you can easily locate a particular item if you need to come back for it.