If you still have winter fashions laying around, now is the time to store them away! To keep your winter materials looking fresh season after season, follow these simple rules for storing your warm and wooly items:
- Since dirt and food are invitations to insects, clean or dry clean everything before storage.
- Make all necessary repairs before cleaning and storing – sew hemlines, replace buttons, and fix split seams.
- Store all items in a cool, well-ventilated area.
- Store away from natural and artificial light. This means hot attics, damp basements, and garages should be avoided.
- Store woolens in cedar chests or in other airtight containers. Second choices for storage of woolens are cloth or canvas bags and cardboard boxes. If you store in a closet, drape a cloth sheet over your clothes to protect them from dust and light. Do not store in plastic.
- Pack airtight containers with mothballs separate from the clothes, never on them.
- To discourage wrinkles in sweaters, fold them, and wrap in white tissue paper before storing. If you hang your sweaters, fold over the crossbar to avoid shoulder stretches.
- Down, like all winter clothing, should be cleaned (either washed or dry cleaned according to the care label) before end of season storage. Down should be stored loosely, to allow for air circulation.
- Furs should be stored on a well padded hanger in a cool dark place, ideally with a professional fur storage company or a dry cleaner with fur storage capacity.
- If you do not have proper storage space, ask your drycleaner about box storage. You can get your clothes cleaned and properly stored for the season all at the same time.
At Triple S, we are dedicated to keeping your home Clean Fresh & Bright through all four seasons! Our textile experts have all the tools and experience you could need when looking for an upholstery and carpet cleaning company. We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience.
We have three main plant locations:
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue