Depending on where you live, winter may already be behind you! So it’s not too soon to start thinking about how to store your winter wardrobe.
If this isn’t something you already do, we highly recommend it. It’s a great way to make space for the clothes you actually need to see, and keep your wardrobe in good shape. Here are some of our favorite tips on how to store your winter wardrobe.
How to Store Your Winter Wardrobe
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Sort, Sort, Sort
First thing’s first: go through you closet and purge any sweaters or jackets that are no longer in good condition, out of style, or just not used any more. There is no point in storing items that you won’t be wearing—so don’t!
Do a Load
Wash your clothes before you put them away for months, this will help prevent any stains from setting! If you’re unsure of the current status, be on the safe side and toss it in the machine.
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Care for Your Boots
Boots require their own bit of TLC, so take care of them so they last a long time. Wipe down and clean your boots of any dirt before storing them; we recommend boot inserts to help them retain their shape and so they stand upright. It’s also a good idea to take them to your favorite shoe repair place for any knicks or heel tip replacement so that they’re ready to go when fall comes again.
Fold the Sweaters
Cashmere and wool sweaters retain their shape better when folded, which is also a great way to save space. We like keeping them in clear containers so you can see from the outside what’s on the inside. Using acid-free tissue in between each sweater will also help prevent creasing.
Keep it Fresh
Toss in a scented sachet to keep your clothing smelling fresh. And stay away from those vacuum-sealed bags; they don’t allow air to circulate and will wrinkle your clothing.
Do you store your winter wardrobe? What are your recommendations for rotating your clothes out for the season?