Make sure to
wash your clothes before you stow them away for weeks or months; you don’t want
foul odors filling the storage space. In addition, you’ll need to dry your
clothes thoroughly to prevent mold and mildew from sprouting on your clothes as
they sit untouched. Washing them beforehand is also a good idea if you plan to
donate or to sell the clothes. They’ll be ready to go without any preparation
containers for seasonal clothes
seasonal clothing in plastic storage bins. Although cardboard boxes work just
fine, plastic containers are more durable and stack easily. Use individual
containers for every season, and label each lid appropriately to locate the
bins quickly when you need them.
clothes in vacuumed-sealed bags
You can save
space in your storage unit by putting your clothing in vacuum-sealed bags.
Bring in a shelving unit, and lay them flat for better organization. The bags
will also keep out pests and protect your clothes while they’re in storage.
climate-controlled storage units
temperature in your own home with a climate-controlled unit. Climate control
works by keeping the interior temperature the same no matter if it’s 40 or 90
degrees Fahrenheit outside. These units protect your clothing from cold, heat,
and humidity damage and prevent frost, mold, and mildew.