Our Tips for How to Store Your Summer Clothes

  • A stack of sweaters sits on a wood table next to a cup of coffee.
Your shorts, tank tops, and swim suits had their time in the sun. But now’s the time to fall for cozy boots, sweaters, hoodies, and blazers.

That means you have a job to do. Start to pack up your summer clothing to make room for your fall wardrobe. Here’s how to get the job done.

Packing Away Summer Clothes

Before you pack anything, take a good hard look at the item and make sure it’s something you really want to keep. Did you actually wear it in the summer? Is it in good condition, without stains or tears? Do you still like it? Does it still fit?

If the answer is no to any of the questions, then save yourself time down the road and either discard or donate the item.

The next hurdle is making sure that everything is cleaned before it’s packed away.

The ideal way to pack clothing is in a plastic storage bin, always making sure to remove plastic dry cleaning bags from items. Don’t use moth balls, which can be dangerous to pets or children—and have a very strong scent.

Finally, remember the “CCDD” rule of storage—cool, clean, dark, and dry. Following that rule will prevent fading, as well as mold and mildew.

Storing Summer Clothes With StorageMart

If you find yourself running out of closet space, ask yourself if uncluttering would help.

If that doesn’t solve your dilemma, consider self storage as a possible solution. At StorageMart, we offer self storage units that can be rented on a month-by-month basis. Even the smallest unit—which is about the size of a closet—would give you the space you need to store off-season clothing. Find the unit right for you or contact us to rent a unit online today.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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