How do you store clothes...

@design (848)
Ireland
February 20, 2007 12:52pm CST
do you put them in suit cases or black plastic bags in the attic?? I'm looking for a way of storing some kids clothes til next winter, but with out them coming back out of the attic smelling. Obviously they'll be washed again once they come out, but I only want to wash them once not ten times. Anybody got any hints to help me out?
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@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
well, before putting cloths in attic wash them out and before putting them in the shoppers, put one fragrant wash cloth, which we put while drying cloths. it leave the clothes with nice smile and you'll probably no need to wash them 10 times.
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
sorry typing mistake... "nice smell".
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@design (848)
• Ireland
20 Feb 07
Thanks sj_chaudry. Never thought of those drying sheets either. My head is in the clouds today. lol
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
That's the advantage of weather in the Philippines. WE do not haev to change our outfit because the weather is almost the same the whole year round. maybe you can just hang them in the cabinet together with those you do not use? cant it be possible? anyway you'll be using those again in a few months
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
I usually put them all in the big tubs that you can buy at Walmart . I find them good because you can put so many articles of clothes in them . And then I store them in my kitchen loft and I mark on them so I don't have to go through them all to see what is in each of them .
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• United States
18 Apr 07
I put mine in huge under the bed plastic containers and change them out with the seasons, I like using the plastic containers cause I can store them in the air conditioned house and don't need to have to put them in the attic, which gets hot and can be damaged.
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@design (848)
• Ireland
19 Apr 07
I like clear containers too, as I can easily see whats in them without having to empty them.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Mar 07
When we store some of our clothes we usually do it in black platic bags or those square tubs they stack better then bags and have less chance of mouses gettting into them but we put them in our closets since we live in a trailer. I wouldn't put the moth balls if yo buy them close to the clothes they are a good thing to use to keep pest out of your clothes though so it may be good to scatter them around I made the mistake of putting them with my clothes and it took 2 washings just to get the scent of moth balls out of them. My grnadmother told us to use little lavender or other scented sachet in the clothes and they won't come out as musky smelling which is due to our things drawing dampness so if they could be stored air tight that would be a great thing Well good luck in whatever you decide to try but remember the mouses love to eat stuff up.
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@design (848)
• Ireland
21 Mar 07
Cat - cats = no mouse (I hope)
mtdewgurl74 thanks for your response, If I ever get a mouse again my cat is getting the sack lol.
@d_hapke (165)
• United States
20 Jul 07
I've had to store my clothes and my kids clothes in the attic. This is what I've found: wash them very well. Stains appear later on for some reason. Make sure they are really dry. I've used just plain cardboard boxes without incident. I put a dryer sheet in there for freshness and did not need to re wash them. Usually they are just normal clothes anyway. The dress clothes get treated much better than that! I've also used the rubber storage containers. They work well too. I've also cut up a fragrant soap bar (rose... sniff sniff ahhhhh) and stored it with the clothes. It worked better than the dryer sheets. If you have a dry attic you shouldn't have any problems at all. But, label label label. so you don't have to tear through everything. PS - I also do the pile thing!!! But that's because I have three young ones, a husband in construction and two hairy dogs! Oh boy!
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@aweins (4203)
• India
20 Apr 07
Before storing my clothes my mom use to wash them very nicely with good smelling washing powder and then use to keep them in suitcase with moth balls or phenaphthylene ball. it prevents warms clothes from smelling and sometimes worms also set homes in clothes and make holes in it. it prevents that too.then before wearing you just have to give it a wash and wear them. they are as good as before.
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• Ireland
13 Apr 07
Hiya, if you store a wrapper of a bar of soap with the clothes, they will come out smelling gorgeous, even months later. Alternatively you could use one of those sheets you throw into a dryer. Anything wrapper like really that smells nice, but don't spray with anything like perfume because that usually goes off and stinks.
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• Canada
9 Mar 07
I store my cloths in piles the clean pile, the not so clean pile, Dirty pile and out of season pile This system works well for me.
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@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
All my clothes fit into drawers and a closet. I store towels and sheets and blankets in a closet.
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
I store clothes in plastic Rubbermade boxed. We have a real risk of mold and mildew so they usually get a wash and a dry over the winter and then are re-washed as the season changes. Clthes that the kids are going to fit into soon go in the top drawers of their dressers.
• United States
24 Feb 07
I use those big Rubbermaid storage bins. YTou can buy tehm at any store like Target or Walmart. They're stackable and can either sit in the closet floor or in the attic.
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@teenal (1419)
• Dublin, Ireland
22 Feb 07
I store all mine under my bed in suitcases. Theres a lot of stuff under my bed. I keep stuff that I hope to get back into. Every now and again I pull them out and try them on and put them back for another while "untill" I loose a few pounds. Some of the clothes are there years!!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I buy the plastic tubs at WalMart, in an appropriate height for underneath my beds. Off season clothes go into those. I have also used the attic but much prefer utilizng under bed space. I have friends who swear by the space bags and I just may try a few this year when winter is over and I get ready to store my winter clothing.
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@bowtieguy (5924)
• United States
8 Jul 07
I don't really have any clothes thta nedds storing, I don't usualy tend to keep thing I no longer wear or thing that my sons have outgrown.