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During my youth, my dad was relocated for his job several times over the course of ten years. It was hard growing up going through so many moves, but it has helped me learn a lot about packing and moving. Now that I have married a soldier, all of the packing and moving skills that I picked up when I was a kid have helped me pick up and move when my husband is moved to a different base. I have created this blog with the hopes of helping other families going through moves get through them more easily and with fewer problems.

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Seven Easy Tips To Store Your Summer Clothing Until Next Year

When you live somewhere with different weather depending on the season, you likely have clothes for each season. Once summer comes to an end and the outside temperature starts cooling down, you need to get out your fall and winter clothes to avoid feeling uncomfortable while outside. However, it is also the ideal time to put your summer clothing away for the year, and following a few tips can make it easy:

Opt for Airtight Plastic Bins

Although you can hang clothes in the closet, store them in boxes, or keep them in plastic bags, you should opt for airtight plastic bins because it provides your clothing with the most protection.

Rodents, and rats in particular, can chew through almost anything. Vacuum sealed bags are great for clothing storage, but not when rodents are a potential threat as they can turn your clothes into a bed. Airtight plastic bins will prevent these critters from getting into your summer wear.

Avoid Insect Problems

It is not uncommon for insects to feast on clothing, depending on the material. While garment bags, mothballs, and lavender scents will keep insects such as moths away, you can keep insects out altogether by investing in airtight plastic bins, which are protected due to their adequate sealing.

Eliminate Stains Beforehand

If you have accumulated minor or major stains on your clothes during summertime, you should take care of these stains as soon as possible, and especially before you store them for the rest of the year. It is inevitable for stains to settle as time passes by, so it is best to handle them before it is too late.

Keep Bins Away from Natural Light

When your clothes are exposed to natural light, they will begin to fade overtime. Although you cannot prevent this from happening when you are wearing these clothes outside, you can prevent further fading from occurring by storing your summer clothes away from natural light.

Use Dryer Sheets In-Between Clothes

To keep your summer clothes as fresh as possible for the nine or so months that you have them in storage, you should consider placing dryer sheets in-between each piece of clothing.

Stack the Heaviest Clothes on the Bottom

Improper folding will lead to wrinkled clothing, but this is not the only culprit at hand. When storing clothes in a plastic bin, you want to put the heaviest clothing on the bottom, which will keep your lightweight clothes from getting heavily pressed into an awkward shape while they are in storage.

Although you can remedy some clothing problems caused by storage, the best option is to prevent any issues from happening at all. Using the tips above will help you store your summer clothes successfully. Contact a company like Storage Units Canada Storage Station to learn more.