Here are a few of the tips for storing your winter garments until next season:
- Clean your clothes before you put them away. Food and beverage stains can attract clothes moths and silver fish.
- Once you get your clothes back from the dry cleaners, remove them from the plastic garment bag. Your clothes need to “breathe”. And, don’t store your sweaters on hangers.
- When storing winter bedding, make sure to wash and completely dry your comforters. Remember, comforters can take up to 8 hours to completely dry.
- Use lemon rinds and baking soda in your closet. Lemon rinds keep bugs from burrowing in your clothes. The baking soda, just like in the refrigerator, will eliminate odors in your clothes. Don’t use mothballs! These will leave a permanent odor on your clothing.