With summertime over and winter almost here, you may be switching out your wardrobe. As you look to make more room in your home, you might be storing away your summer clothes to make room for those winter coats. But, as you prepare to keep clothing or similar items in a storage unit, you'll want to ensure they are in good condition. You don't want to end up with damaged clothes when you go to get them out again.
Luckily, you can easily prepare all kinds of clothing for self-storage or portable storage by following these tips from the experts at AAA Mobile Storage.
Tip 1: Clean Your Clothes Before You Pack Them
Before putting away your clothing items or linens, ensure they are washed and cleaned. If you're putting things away dirty, they aren't going to get any cleaner just sitting there. And, over time, even slightly dirty or stinky objects will get worse. Instead, make sure they are in good condition when they are put into storage.
Tip 2: Ensure Your Clothes are Completely Dry
You want to avoid moisture problems when you put clothing into storage. Even small amounts of water can damage your clothes by making them moldy, so after washing your stuff, dry all of it thoroughly. Ensure everything is dry, not damp.
Tip 3: Store the Items in Plastic Totes
A clear plastic tote is the best choice for storing your clothing. You'll be able to see through the sides to find items more quickly. Also, plastic is much better than cardboard as pests and moisture are less likely to get inside.
When you pack away the stuff into the plastic bins, consider adding in a desiccant pack that helps absorb any small amounts of moisture in the air. Lastly, make sure that the totes have clips on lids that are securely closed.
Tip 4: Consider Rotating Clothing Often
While it makes sense to store clothing items for a while, you'll keep them in better condition if you don't store them for years at a time. Instead, keep them in the storage unit for a few months, and then get them out again. Even if they are items you very rarely wear, it will be good to let these items air out occasionally.
Tip 5: Find a Secure, Water Resistant Storage Unit
If you're going to put clothing into storage, the essential way to protect these items is with a secure storage unit. You can trust the team at AAA Mobile Storage to provide weather-resistant, waterproof, and theft-safe storage containers. We are located in St. George and the surrounding areas and offer a wide range of storage solutions.
Contact us today to get started or to set up your own storage unit with us or near your own home.