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Clothing Storage: How to Store Clothing in a Storage Unit

Capsule wardrobes, sustainable fashion swaps, and consumers becoming more aware of the effects fast fashion has on the environment are popular topics of conversation right now. Despite an increasing number of people being more conscious of the clothes they are buying, most of us still have a lot of clothes (not to mention footwear). Many of us are guilty of not even knowing what we have in our wardrobes!

When storing clothes, it is important to do it properly to ensure they come out of storage in the same condition they were initially stored in. Xtra Space is here to help you store your clothes correctly, preventing damage and ensuring they stay intact, fresh, and in good condition.


Short Term Clothing Storage

Reasons for Short Term Storage

You might use clothing storage to store your clothes in the short term if:

  • You are doing a renovation
  • Moving properties and unsure where you are going to fit everything
  • Organising your closet space by packing and putting your clothes in temporary storage depending on the season. Summer clothes are usually only worn for a few months of the year if we are lucky (in Northern Ireland, we are lucky to get a few weeks of good weather each year!)


How to Store Clothing in a Storage Unit for the Short Term

  1. Clean Your Clothes: Ensure all clothes are clean and dry to prevent mould and mildew.
  2. Use Proper Storage Containers: Store clothes in plastic bins with airtight lids to keep out moisture and pests.
  3. Label Everything: Clearly label each container so you know what’s inside.
  4. Avoid Vacuum Sealing: While vacuum-sealing can save space, it can also cause wrinkles and damage to delicate fabrics over time.
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Long Term Clothing Storage

Reasons for Long Term Storage

There are many reasons why you might consider storing your clothes for longer periods, such as:

  • Outgrowing the sizes of your homes and the space available to store clothes
  • Storing clothes that no longer fit your children but might be able to be passed down to the next generation
  • Emigrating to another country for a year or more and wanting to keep clothes safe while travelling/working away from home


How to Store Clothing in a Storage Unit for the Long Term

  1. Use Acid-Free Boxes: For long-term storage, use acid-free boxes to prevent yellowing and damage.
  2. Add Silica Gel Packets: Place silica gel packets in storage containers to absorb moisture and prevent mould.
  3. Avoid Plastic Bags: Do not store clothes in plastic bags as they can trap moisture and cause mildew.
  4. Store in a Climate-Controlled Unit: For long-term storage, consider a climate-controlled storage unit to protect clothes from extreme temperatures and humidity.


Benefits of Using Self Storage for Clothing

Declutter Your Wardrobe

If your wardrobe is bursting at the seams with clothes about to be forgotten for the next six months, storing them may allow you to clear some space and focus on the things you can wear. Self-storage means you can get things out of sight without having to throw anything away. They’ll simply be safe and secure for when the warmer seasons come back around once again or when you are ready to move back into your home.

Organise Your Space

Figuring out how to put clothes in storage couldn’t be easier in 2022, and Xtra Space is here to provide you with clothing storage solutions. By storing clothes properly, you can keep your home organised and free from clutter. This not only helps in maintaining a tidy living space but also makes it easier to find and access the clothes you need when you need them.

Protect Your Clothes

Proper storage protects your clothes from damage caused by environmental factors such as moisture, pests, and extreme temperatures. Using quality storage solutions ensures that your clothes remain in good condition and are ready to wear when you retrieve them from storage.

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Contact Us

If you’re considering how to store clothing in a storage unit and want to learn more about the best practices for long-term clothing storage, contact us today! Our team at Xtra Space is here to help you find the perfect storage solution for your needs.

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At Xtra Space, we’re here for you; our friendly and welcoming staff are happy to help. Whatever your storage needs, we can help. We look forward to hearing from you.