How Do I Store Clothing in a Self Storage Unit? Clothing Storage Tips
Over time, clothing accumulates, and people are faced with the decision to store it or get rid of it. Self storage is a great option for clothing items, because they don’t take up a significant amount of space and can easily be placed around other self storage items. There are however some things one needs to know before stuffing off-season clothing into self storage. Choosing the right climate for your clothing storage is essential in maintaining its quality over time. Typical garage and basement storage may seem like appropriate alternatives, but fluctuations in temperature can damage furs, leather and other sensitive materials. If moisture is present, mold and mildew can easily grow. Here are some clothing storage tips to keep the quality of your favorite clothing items intact.
Hanging Clothing in Self Storage: When hanging garments, be sure to space out clothing adequately to allow room for air to circulate. If hanging clothing items, use plastic or non-rust hangers. Wardrobe boxes come with built in hanging rods and can easily be stacked. SecurCare offers quality clothing storage supplies for purchase at its locations.
Packing Materials for Clothing: When folding clothing into boxes, place thin sheets of tissue between each item. Start by packing the heavier items at the bottom. Clothes loosely packed into boxes will avoid potential damage to the fabrics. To absorb moisture, use chemical desiccants. Self storage facilities offer these chemical desiccants for purchase.
Storing Furs in Self Storage: Furs are considered one of the most sensitive items to be stored in self storage. Stuffing them into plastic bags or inside boxes can permanently press the fur therefore ruining your clothing item. For best results, fur should be hung from the shoulders and spaced adequately from other items inside cold storage units. Ask your storage facility which units are best for clothing storage.
Spacing Clothing for Ventilation: Spacing your clothing appropriately is a key component to storing your clothing items correctly. Unlike other items you may store, the quality of your clothing items depends on temperature and air flow around the item. Just because you have the space available doesn’t mean you should cram. Ask your self storage professional today to see if you’re doing it right!
Your clothes are valuable; that’s why you bought them! Don’t make the mistake of storing incorrectly and potentially ruining your items. To begin storing your clothing correctly, contact your self storage professional today!