5 Steps on How to Wash and Store Your Out-of-Season Wardrobe

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Here’s the right way on how to wash and store your out-of-season wardrobe, according to laundry experts.

Now that summer is finally here, it’s time to put all of your winter clothes, including bulky sweaters and thick jackets & coats away until next year. However, it’s not as simple as dumping them in the corner of your closet, especially if you live in a small space. There are actually proper steps that you should do on how to wash and store your out-of-season wardrobe.

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According to laundry experts, there are 5 simple steps on how to wash and store your out-of-season wardrobe.

  1. Start by sorting your clothes into separate piles, according to the season: fall/winter and spring/summer
  2. Decide which clothes can be folded and which need to be put away on hangers
  3. Make sure that you have your sweaters and jackets cleaned or dry cleaned to avoid problems related to stains, insects, and moisture
  4. Place clothes in well-sealed plastic bags
  5. Store them in a cool, well-ventilated area

Additional Tips on How to Wash and Store Your Out-of-Season Wardrobe

We all get excited now that the days are warm and sunny. We can finally bring out our bright and chic summer clothes that have been stored since forever. However, before you put on your summer clothes, make sure to get rid of any unpleasant odor with a fabric sanitizer. This will kill the odor-causing bacteria that’s causing the problem.

Packing away your fall/winter clothes is a good time to check your clothes for stains. Remember, stains are harder to remove if you leave them. Follow the care label instructions so that you won’t shrink or destroy your fall/winter clothes. Then store your seasonal clothes in clean bins.

As a grownup, learning how to wash and store your out-of-season wardrobe is important, especially if you live in a tiny space with limited closet space.

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