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Storing Items for Next Winter
Most of us have drawers full of bulky winter clothing. As spring approaches and the weather becomes milder, we will find ourselves using them less and less. As this happens, we need to think about putting them away to keep them for next year. Items need to be stored properly in order to prevent them being eaten by pests or suffering from damp conditions. After having taken care of them all winter, it would be a shame to find that they are unusable next winter.
Woollen items such as scarves, hats, and winter gloves will all be susceptible to pests such as moths. Wrapping them in tissue paper and storing them with mothballs can be one way in which to prevent this. Leather gloves can be wrapped in cloth too in order to help to keep them in the best condition. Men’s and ladies thermal underwear should not just be pushed to the back of the drawer so that the summer items can sit at the front. Opt for storage bags that can be sealed to prevent insects and moisture getting in.
In order to prevent damp, storage areas need to be kept well ventilated. If possible, items should not be packed too tightly together. This will allow the air to circulate. Using silica gel in the area can also help to keep damp away from items. For items which are to be stored in drawers, adding a sweet smelling bar of soap can help to keep the items smelling fresh throughout the year.