Garment Storage Tips
It may sound strange but a lot of the wear and tear of garments can actually occur while you’re not even wearing them. It’s well worth paying some extra attention as a few easy rules will make your garments last much longer.
HANG STURDY FABRICS
You can hang rigid fabrics, like shirts and pants, on hangers as it will help them stay wrinkle free. Go for nice and thick hangers and stay away from wire hangers as they can leave permanent pucker marks on the shoulders. The same goes for wall hangers or door hooks - avoid them and never hang your garments at the neckline or collar as it may leave marks. Especially avoid hanging garment by the neck label - it’ll leave marks and eventually loosen the label.
FOLD STRETCHY FABRICS
Fabrics that easily stretch should not be hanging but rather be folded and stacked in your wardrobe, but avoid overstacking as the garments will wrinkle. This goes for t-shirts, sweatshirts and especially knitted sweaters. And if you do catch one hanging - never pull the hanger through the neckline - remove it from inside the garment.
PROTECT FROM MOTHS
Since natural materials, especially wool, attract moths which can create holes in your garments you need to make sure that the products you are storing are dry and clean. To further prevent moths you can for instance store your clothing along with some cedar wood or any other moth-preventing material.