Packing clothes for storage

Fall is almost here and that means trading in our shorts and tee shirt for pants and sweatshirts. That can mean completely changing your wardrobe for the next six months. Getting a storage unit is a great way to keep things you love or think you may need in the future without having to worry about having a cluttered house. A storage unit is a great place to store seasonal clothes, baby clothes, or bulkier items like winter clothes when you do not need them. You can keep all your clothes without running out of room in your closet. 


Putting your clothes into storage may seem as simple as putting your clothes into boxes and calling it good, but there is more to it than that. If clothes are ont packed properly they are at risk for being ruined. Taking the time to properly pack your clothes can help them maintain their quality. Here are a few tips that can help you keep your clothes in prime condition:


Find good storage containers

When packing clothes for long term storage use plastic containers. Cardboard boxes and plastic bags may seem more cost effective but they do not protect your clothes from unwanted pests. Plastic bins or containers with lids that close tightly are the best option. They will not allow in water, pests, humidity, or dust. 


Wash all of your clothes

Before you start to pack, wash every item of clothing that will be going into storage. Dirty clothes can cause mildew, mold, and other pests to get into your clothes. This can cause bad smells to linger in clothes, stains to be created, and clothing to be ruined. 


If you do not plan on wearing your clothes in the near future try to visit your Storage Units Lafayette CO to refold your clothes every 1-2 years. This will help you avoid creases from form and air out your clothes. 


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