The warm weather is (finally) on the way, and it is almost time to put your warmest woollen clothes away. Here are our four top tips for storing your woollen clothing in the best way possible.
There isn’t a lot that is more upsetting than getting your woollen clothes out of the wardrobe at the end of summer, to find that moth larvae have been munching on your clothes whilst it was away.
But fortunately, we have a few simple tips that will help you protect your clothing against these tiny clothing-eating bugs.
1. WASH THE CLOTHINGWoollen clothing does not need to be washed very often, but, when you pack it away for a long period of time, it is important to make sure it is clean. This is because dirty clothes attract moths, so if your clothing is put away dirty, you are more likely to attract unwelcome critters. Also, if you leave perfume, deodorant, and creams on your clothing for a long time, they can leave ugly marks.
2. PACK THE CLOTHING INTO BAGS OR BOXESAnother good way to protect your clothes is to make sure the moths simply can’t get to them. Place your woollen clothing in tightly sealed plastic bags or boxes, making it impossible for the little creatures to get in.
3. ADD A FRAGRANCEAdding a fragrance such as lemon or lavender to your clothing has some great benefits. They will smell lovely and keep away clothes moths and fur moths. Therefore, you should place dried lemon peels or lavender in a small sachet and place it in the storage container for your woollen clothes. This should help you avoid moths when you go to get our clothing back out, and it will smell lovely.
4. STORE THE CLOTHING IN A DRY PLACEThis may be obvious, but it is important to store your woollen clothing in a dry place. This doesn’t really have anything to do with moths, but if you keep your clothes in a damp basement, they may become mildewed or mouldy.
But, don’t store your woollen clothing too deep in the cupboard, because it is also brilliant for use in the summer.