It’s time to swap out summer skirts for winter slacks! Fall is upon us, and as the weather changes, so do your outfits. Follow these tips for advice on seasonal, sartorial storage solutions. (Say that 5 times fast!)
- As you pack away seasonal clothing, sort through your wardrobe. If you haven’t worn a garment, a pair of shoes or a handbag all season, or if they’re not in good condition, donate them to a friend or family member who will enjoy them just as much as you did (or didn’t).
- Wash & dry clothes before storing them. Clean clothes are less susceptible to damage from moths and mold. Do not use fabric softener, starch or bleach because they attract moths.
- Cedar scented moth repellent is a great addition to your seasonal storage space. Safe for all fabrics, this non-toxic moth repellent protects your clothing without the overwhelming smell of moth balls.
- Use under-bed canvas storage bags. Perfect for storing sweaters and blankets, the bags are made from a breathable material that prevents the accumulation of moisture. Thankfully, mold and dust issues are non-existent. Plus, you can use these bag anywhere- closets, basements and below beds.
- Use garment bags. Choose clear bags, so you don’t lose track of what is inside. Store suits, gowns and sun dresses, so they’re wrinkle free when you grab them next year.
- Maximize your vertical space. Transparent storage containers are perfect for storing sweaters, shoes and handbags and the best part is that they are made to stack vertically. Clearly label them so you can easily identify the contents.
- Get a dehumidifier. Fight allergies and cut down on closet moisture with this helpful device.
To stay organized throughout the season, try to live by the “one in, one out” rule. If you purchase something new, you have to be willing to let go of something old!
Happy Fall ya'll! ~ The Organized Living team