The majority of people don’t have enough space in their wardrobe to store seasonal clothing all year round. However, even if your wardrobe is big enough, you should use the seasonal changes to check up on your clothes, ensuring that order is maintained. Also, a spatial reorganisation of seasonal clothing is likely to improve order.

 

Sorting and categorising

First of all, clear everything out of your wardrobe. Separate items of clothing by the following categories:

  • Clothes that you have not worn for a whole season.
  • Clothes that you no longer like or that are damaged.
  • Clothes in good condition that can be donated or given away.

Sort the rest of the clothes by categories. For example – winter jumpers, summer jumpers, long-sleeved shirts, summer dresses, etc. Only put the things you need for the current season back into the wardrobe. Again, it is best to stick to the categories that you have already chosen.

 

Putting away

The rest of your clothing should now be safely stowed away until the next seasonal change. It is tempting to rush by simply putting the pieces away quickly. But good storage helps to ensure that you will enjoy your clothes for longer. Carefully fold all the clothes you won’t need in the coming months and put them in suitable boxes. Be sure to follow these tips:

 

Wash and take care of your clothes first

Make sure that you only store freshly washed clothes. To begin, stains are much easier to remove the sooner that they are treated – and unwashed clothes attract bugs. Of course, you should also make sure that your clothes are completely dry, and that they have no holes. Take care of the small faults before storing the items.

At the beginning of the next season, when the clothes are ready to wear and do not need to be washed and cared for, you will be happy with the maintained state of organisation. Picking an outfit will never have been as easy.

 

Hanging or folding?

The rule of thumb here is that any item of clothing that can become disfigured by hangers, should be stored by folding. Equally, anything that creases slightly when folded, should be stored using hangers. With more delicate pieces of clothing, the items should also be wrapped in tissue paper for protection. This also protects clothing from prints transferred by zips and patches.

The file folding method is also recommended to protect against the effects of creasing. Firstly, the sleeves are folded inwards, and then the shirt folded in half. Finally, it is stored in the box that should be standing upright.

 

Protection against moisture

To completely protect the clothes from moisture, they should be stored in an efficiently closable box. In addition, the use of vacuum bags is recommended – especially for voluminous garments such as thick jackets.

Using bags that have a dehumidifying effect is also recommended

 

Moth protection

It is best to use a moth repellent as a precaution. Lavender bags and cedarwood are highly recommended also. This way, the laundry will also smell wonderful afterwards. For a good scent, you can also add a piece of soap, a dryer cloth, or a scented tissue.

 

Do not put too much in a box

Clothes should not be stored so that they are completely compressed. Some garments can lose their shape as a result of this. Protect shoes from disfiguration by padding them with newspaper, or by using special shoe stretchers.

 

Choosing the right place

The easiest and safest way to store organised clothing is under a bed. For this purpose, we recommend an under-bed box with a lid and wheels. If this is transparent, like the Evo Box, the contents can be seen immediately. Otherwise, it is advisable to label the box precisely and accordingly.

Storage on top of the wardrobe or in a compartment inside the wardrobe is also possible. Perhaps you also have room in a completely different cupboard or a storage room?

If there is no storage space in the room where the wardrobe is located, any other room can be chosen as an alternative. The only important thing is that it is dry, to avoid the effects of mould growth. For example, the attic or the cellar would be a good alternative. Additionally, the place should not be exposed to direct sunlight, as this can cause the colours of the clothes to fade.

If you follow all these tips, you will be able to enjoy your favourite clothes for many years to come! You’ll also be able to keep a perfect overview of your wardrobe and choose a great outfit faster every day.

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