When the weather changes and the mood starts to shift, it signifies that it’s time for a wardrobe shift. After all, you’re probably not going to wear lighter clothing in the winter and a big bulky coat is probably useless in the summer. It’s a good idea to make some space in your wardrobe by packing away the clothes that you won’t wear and bringing out the clothes that you will.
Unfortunately, taking care of your clothes can be a little difficult if you’re not accustomed to it. Simply throwing them into a bag isn’t enough to protect them. In some cases, you might even damage them if you’re not careful. This is why it’s important to protect all of your clothes whenever you make essential wardrobe updates. You don’t want to take out your clothes when the season switches again and find them infested with moths. So here are a couple of tips to help you safeguard your clothes.
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Defending your clothes against moths
Moths can cause a lot of damage to our clothes because their larvae like to eat through sweaters and coats. They mainly feast on cashmere, wool, silk and cotton. They focus on natural materials, so if you have an open wardrobe full of these clothes, then it can be a feast for moth larvae. However, this isn’t a problem that affects everyone and can generally be avoided if you deal with the moths as they appear.
We suggest looking at the MothPrevention website to help you understand how to get rid of moths and protect your clothes. There are lots of different ways to deal with moths, but we suggest using moth prevention tools to ensure they have no chance of damaging your clothes.
Don’t forget about accessories
Many of us have season-specific accessories that we like to wear now and then. Make sure you don’t forget about these. Give then a good clean and find a box to store them in away from sunlight. You don’t want to leave them lying around to pick up dust and they might lose a bit of their shine if you neglect them for too long.
It’s never a bad idea to take them out now and then to give them a nice polish and to inspect them for any damage. This is especially true for jewellery.
Consider using vacuum storage bags for some items
A vacuum storage bag allows you to store more clothes in a single wardrobe drawer since it removes all the excess air. However, it’s important to note that you shouldn’t use it for all fabrics. There are some natural fibres like wool and fur that need air to maintain their structure. Puffy items like jackets and large coats should not be stored in these vacuum bags either.
If you’re going to use vacuum storage bags then make sure you get good-quality bags that are made from a nice thick plastic. This will ensure that it protects your clothes and will give you more space to store clothes and accessories in your wardrobe.