Storing your Summer Clothes

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As the summer months come to a close it will be time to switch out your warm summer outfits for something a little more cozy. To get the most out of your closet space you can transfer seasonal clothing from your home to a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. Before placing your clothing in storage for the season there are some steps of preparation you should take. 


Clean Everything

Before placing anything into storage you will want to make sure that it is properly cleaned. Machine wash or dry clean all of your clothing according to the directions on their tags. Storing dirty clothes could attract unwanted guests and/or cause damage to the clothing during its stay in your storage unit. If your clothing needs to be repaired take the time to do it now. Sew anything that has ripped and remove any unsightly stains. 



Preparing shoes for storage is just as important as preparing your clothing. You will want to clean your shoes as best as you can. Polish shoes that require it. This way when you are ready for your summer wardrobe again they will be ready to wear.



Now is the perfect time to sort through your summer wardrobe and see if you can toss or donate the clothing you don’t wear. When it comes to donations you have a few options. You can ask your friends if they are interested in any items you are getting rid of. You also have the option of selling your clothing to consignment shops, hosting a garage sale, or donating it to a local Goodwill. 



Now that you have washed, dried, and sorted through all of you clothing it is time to pack it up and place it in storage. The best packing option for you clothes is to fold and place them in sealable plastic bins. This will protect your clothes from any unwanted damage during their stay. For larger clothing items you will want to consider buying garment bags, hangers, and a rollaway clothing rack. Hang the larger piece of clothing and cover with the garment bag to protect it from any dirt or dust that may accumulate. 



Regularly switching seasonal clothing in and out of your closet is the best way to stay organized and give yourself the most storage space available in your closet. If you find that you closet is still overflowing with a variety of items you can always place those items in a storage unit at All American Self Storage in San Mateo. Our facility works hard to protect your items during their stay. For more information about our storage units and our facility give us a call today. 

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