How to Correctly Store Your Summer Clothes

25th September 2018

Much of the UK has already woken up to the first frost of the season, which means if you haven’t brought out your winter wardrobe and stored your summer clothes, you’d better plan to soon. Rotating your seasonal wardrobe can be a brilliant way to make better use of your storage space, because it allows you to pack away items you won’t be using for several months to make room for those you’ll be needing.

Winter clothes tend to take up a lot more room – bulky sweaters, coats and hats take up a lot more space than summer clothes. So, by packing your summer clothes away, you’ll be allowing much more space in your wardrobe for essential winter items. Keep readying for helpful tips on how to correctly store your summer clothes.

Clear Out and Clean Up

Before you start packing everything away, take the time to organise your summer wardrobe by donating any items you no longer wear, or disposing of any that are damaged. Starting with a clean slate is always ideal.

Next, be sure to make sure all your summer clothes have been washed and dried. Items should be stored fresh, and the bonus is that it makes unpacking your summer clothes come spring that much easier, because they do not need to be washed before you can start to wear them again.

Protect Your Clothing

Once you’ve narrowed down your wardrobe and ensured everything is clean, you can get packing. When storing your summer clothes in areas like the loft or garage, it’s important to make sure that you protect then properly. Packing clothes away in these spaces without proper packing can lead to damage from dust, dirt, insects and other pests.

Solutions like zip clothing bags, plastic storage boxes or vacuum bags are all excellent options that will protect your clothing. You could even use that empty suitcase in the loft to store your summer clothing – this will save on space, as the suitcase is most likely already sitting in your attic unused and will protect your clothing adequately.

To make sure your clothing is extra protected, ensure that you store it in a dry place out of direct sunlight. You can also throw in a few moth balls or store your clothing in cedar to keep pests away.

Save Space

Being smart with your clothing storage can help you save space. Vacuum bags like we mentioned above are brilliant for minimising the space that your clothing will take up. You can also roll your clothes rather than folding them when packing into zip bags or plastic containers, as they take up far less space when rolled than folded.

If you find that you are short on space and struggling to find somewhere to store your summer wardrobe, self storage might be the best option for you. Our self storage facilities are temperature controlled and secure, so you can rest assured that your wardrobe will be safely stored throughout the colder months. Contact us today to find out more about our personal storage options.