How to Store Winter Clothes

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It’s that time of year (finally!) when we can put away all of our bulky winter wear for our spring and summer attire. Lara Robby of GoodHouseKeeping.com outlines the proper way to prepare and store everything from your boots to sweaters for the next season.

 

“… COATS

Do up buttons, zip up zippers, and empty out pockets; then hang structured or down coats on thick wooden hangers ($17 for two, honeycando.com) inside a breathable canvas garment bag ($15, casa.com). Polyfill-stuffed coats can go in vacuum-seal bags, compressed halfway for space.

ACCESSORIES

Place gloves and rolled-up scarves loosely together in a plastic bin. Stuff shaped hats with tissue paper before placing in a hatbox ($25 for two, containerstore.com) or another breathable container.

BOOTS AND SHOES

Remove dirt from rubber and lug soles with a wire brush, then clean the rest with a shoe brush ($9, footfitter.com). Sprinkle in baking soda, tuck in shoe trees, and stuff legs with white tissue paper ($1 for 15 sheets, dollargeneral.com). Store boots upright.

SWEATERS

Fold into thirds, then in half, and stack in a plastic bin ($78 for eight, wayfair.com) with heaviest knits on the bottom. Place white tissue paper between layers if color transfer is a concern or to keep any embellishments from snagging.”

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