Storing clothing

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Thu May 31, 2007 11:17 pm

Hi everyone,
I've been cleaning out the closets and I bought those big plastic containers to store our clothes in till winter etc. It shouldn't hurt them should it. I'm getting a late start in my spring cleaning, I might be done by summer. :cry:
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Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:15 am

I use plastic totes to store the winter gear in the shed. They are fine. I sometimes tape around the edges though, just to make sure they don't pop open and get creepy-crawlies in them. I would rather use those space bags to compact everything down, but they are too expensive here.
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Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:10 pm


Add a couple of moth balls to the containers, and as Kashton said, tape the edges as well.

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Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:23 pm

Another suggestion is toss a Bounce dryer sheet (new, not used, and it has to be Bounce for some reason - other brands don't work) in with the stored stuff - critters don't seem to like the smell.

Also works with vehicles that get stored - couple of sheets and no more presents from the little mousies!

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Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:34 am

Thank you, I sure like the extra space in the closets now. Just hope I don't junk them up with something else. It's hard to resist filling any empty spaces here.
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Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:34 pm

Hi RSG! Good to see you!

Personally, to store the Winter clothes I really love the space bags. I use and store a lot of things in the plastic tubs, but not clothing that will be used next season. I prefer the Space Bags because I know that bugs and moisture will not get in.

I always wash everything before rehanging in closets each season. It's just a thing that I need to do. So the squishing that the bags create is not a big problem.

The Bounce dryer sheets are a very good tip! It works very well to deter critters. Lynnie is correct, it has to be Bounce, off brands, etc don't work. They will also remove oder from stored items.

Don't even talk about Spring cleaning to me right now! I'm so far behind that I'll be lucky to catch up before Fall LOL!


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