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Storage  /  June 28, 2022

Red Deer Home Renovations: How To Properly Store Your Clothes

How to properly store your clothes

When was the last time you reorganized your clothes? A well-planned closet means an easier time finding items and a greater chance of accessing your entire wardrobe. Of course, getting a dresser in order is easier said than done. If it’s been a while since you’ve gone through your garments, you may need to install extra storage solutions in Red Deer.

You may also need to reconsider how you’re folding or hanging items. Some fabrics are more delicate than others, and if treated incorrectly, they won’t last very long. Fortunately, we’ve collected the most common clothing storage mistakes and how to avoid them.

Not Parring Down Their Closet

Having a lot of clothes isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but you’re not doing yourself any favours if you rarely wear the majority. The more items you have, the harder it’ll be to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Ideally, you should purge your closet about once a year. First, take everything out of your closet and drawers and lay them out. Grouping them by type is helpful to see how much you have of each. Next, try everything on. Anything that doesn’t fit has to go. You should also dispose of anything that’s faded, torn or otherwise beyond repair.

Finally, get rid of anything you haven’t worn in the past year. Unfortunately, many items we hold onto for that “special occasion” never actually make it out of the house. Donate these gently used items, so someone else can enjoy their charm.

Overstuffing Their Drawers

When you don’t have a lot of space, it’s tempting to shove as many articles of clothing into your drawers as possible. However, this practice does more harm than good. For one thing, it makes it more difficult to find items, leading to frustration and running late. For another, does a number on fabrics, as they may stretch when you pull out tightly lodged garments. The more the fabric stretches, the weaker it gets, shortening its lifespan.

Instead, find a way to maximize your drawer space. There are plenty of organizational aids on the market to help you out:

  • Labels
  • Dividers
  • Trays

Stacking Shirts

Stacking shirts one on top of the other is the standard dresser approach, but it takes up a lot of room. Instead, fold your shirts into “packages” or roll them to maximize space. Then, “file” them vertically so you can see all your item at once.

Hanging Knitted Clothes

Knitwear tends to be heavier than other items, and hanging it can lead to a stretched-out weave. Instead of putting cardigans on a hanger, fold them to stow in drawers or on shelves.

What if a fluffy sweater takes up too much space in a drawer? If you absolutely must, you can hang knitwear by holding it in half over the hanger bar. You can also fold the item in half, place the hanger in the center, then tuck the bottom hem and arms under the bar to keep it secure.

Using Incorrect Hangers

You’ve probably noticed there are several types of hangers. It turns out that each has its own purpose, and using the wrong one can damage clothing. To keep your wardrobe in top shape, use the following hangers accordingly:

  • Clip Top Hangers: Use for pants and skirts.
  • Wood Hangers: Use for woven or delicate fabrics.
  • Plastic Tubular Hangers: Use for everyday tops and dresses.
  • Wire Hangers: Use for lightweight items.
  • Velvet Hangers: Use for slippery fabrics.

Do you need help with home renovations in Red Deer? If so, reach out to Handyman Connection. We can install storage solutions and even remodel your closet. Get your free estimate by visiting our website or calling today.

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