The durability and appearance depend a lot on the proper storage of things. It is not enough just to wash and hide the outfit in the closet, you need to properly hang it, sort it and pack it. Let's understand the intricacies of storing things and the configuration of our wardrobe.
Never store dirty things in the closet. This should be the "golden rule" of every housewife. Not only is it unhygienic, it can also ruin other things from it, which are adjacent to the closet with a dirty outfit. On the label of any clothes there are special instructions for washing and cleaning, stick to them.
If it is indicated that the thing should be washed at a temperature of 40 degrees, then do not take risks by setting the temperature of the washing machine to 60 degrees. After such improper washing, you may be left with faded and out of shape clothes.
As for stains on things, old dirt should be pre-washed and removed with a stain remover, and only then machine wash. True, sometimes a stain can be difficult to remove on clothes, in this case it is advisable to take the item to dry cleaning, where it will be cleaned of contaminants with special chemical agents. Illiterate stain removal often leads to tissue damage, discoloration and damage to the product.
Of course, there are such outfits that we don’t wash after a single wear: jackets, suits. Try not to wear such clothes for two days in a row, give the fabric an opportunity to relax and ventilate. Do not hang her rhinestone in the closet, let it hang for a few hours just on the shoulders in the room or on the balcony.
The shoulders on which you hang the clothes must be correctly matched to the size of the outfit. The fact is that on shoulders that are excessively large in size, the clothes will deform and stretch, and on small ones, on the contrary, sag and wrinkle.
Jackets, cardigans, coats and items made from crumpled fabrics are recommended to be stored on wide shoulders of contoured shape. And for trousers and skirts, special hangers with hooks and grips are used. For belts and ties, hangers of a special type are designed.
After hanging the outfit on your shoulders, fasten all the buttons, fasteners and zippers on it. As you go, check if all the buttons are in place. If you find a loss, immediately correct this situation by sewing on the missing button in place.
Now we dwell in more detail on the storage of things from certain types of fabric.
At the end of the winter period, it is necessary to take care of the safety of your favorite fur coat and other fur products until the next season. First you need to clean them, use the services of a professional dry cleaning service. Then choose the appropriate hanger so that their width matches the size of the product. Fasten the item with all buttons, clasps, etc. Remember, under no circumstances should fur products be stored in plastic clothing covers. The fact is that the fur "does not breathe" in polyethylene, which leads to its yellowing, which will no longer be possible to get rid of. Pick up a special cover of a bluish tint, designed specifically for fur clothes. Put a small bag of herbs from the moth inside the cover.
Periodically, it is recommended to ventilate fur clothing, but do not hang it in direct sunlight, otherwise the fur will dry out and burn out. Ventilate the fur in a shady place at a temperature of 10-15 degrees Celsius in dry, clear weather.
Recommendations for storing sheepskin coats, leather products and down jackets are similar to recommendations for fur things.
After being worn and washed, the jerseys must be carefully folded onto the cabinet shelf. In relation to knitted dresses, the shoulders for hanging are not applicable, since the knitwear is stretched, deformed and sags under its own weight. Therefore, we knit the thing after washing and drying in front of ourselves on a flat surface (on the table, bed, floor) with the back down. Then we put the sleeves on the front of the product one on top of the other. Next, we fold the product in half, turning the bottom to the top.
Keep knitted items on shelves. Note also that heavier things should lie on the bottom, and light things on the top, so they will not be crushed and wrinkled.
General storage guidelines:
- Knitted items for long-term storage are folded after washing and airing in plastic bags and neatly placed on shelves.
- Woolen pullovers, sweaters, cardigans are folded into the closet only after preliminary ventilation.
- Long dresses and skirts are recommended to be hung on a coat hanger with a bar for trousers, throwing a product over it. Then the hem of the dress or skirt will not touch the bottom of the closet, which often collects dust.
- Skirts are hung on hooks for the loops that are on the finished products from the wrong side. You can also hang the skirt by pinning it with clothespins on special hangers.
- Hats and fur hats for storage should be cleaned in a closet, previously folded in special boxes for hats.
- Shoes should be stored in a closet separate from clothing, as the smell of shoe cream can soak into the clothing and soak it in an unpleasant odor.
Organization of the wardrobe: how to fold things in storage
So, we have already figured out how to pack things properly for storage, but how to store them, on what principle and where, now we’ll try to find out. We make a general audit of our closet.
Completely free the cabinet from all contents. We arm ourselves with a cloth and thoroughly clean all walls, shelves and drawers from dust, dirt and, perhaps, even cobwebs.
Then, without regret, we get rid of the following things:
- Torn clothes that can not be restored;
- Old-fashioned outfits that will not pass for vintage;
- Clothing that is not your size. You do not need to store the dress in the hope that you will once lose weight for it. That's when you lose weight, then buy yourself a more beautiful outfit.
- Shedding clothes and clothing on which there are no stains;
Now we put all the clothes for the current season in one direction, and what is intended for storage until the next season - in the other. These off-season items must be put in the closet first. It is advisable to hide them on the upper or distant shelves. Of course, if you have a large living space and funds, you can afford two separate cabinets: for the autumn-winter and spring-summer wardrobe. If you do not have such an opportunity, then things out of season are simply hidden in the far compartments of the closet.
The remaining seasonal clothes are divided into several categories:
- The clothes you wear very often.
- The clothes in which you appear from time to time.
- Clothing that you wear is extremely rare in individual cases.
It is the things from the third category that are sent to the closet first. We put them higher on the far shelves. After them things from the second category are sent, and at the most accessible and convenient places we put our beloved often worn outfits.
Favorite outfits can be folded according to several principles.
First way - sort things by color. That is, on the shoulders and shelves you need to hang and lay out things of blue and blue color together, together and all the clothes of red color, etc.
Second way - sort by the principle of “bottom” - “top”. That is, we select a separate shelf for sweaters, separate for T-shirts, blouses and T-shirts, separately hang all the skirts next to each other, separately trousers.
Think about which of the above methods is right for you, and start filling your wardrobe with neatly folded clothes. Keep in mind that fast-moving items should hang on their shoulders separately from other wardrobe items. In addition, you should separately hang evening dresses on your shoulders, expensive designer clothes, which are then recommended to be placed in storage covers, this will protect your favorite outfits from dirt and mechanical damage. At the same time, remember that things made of light fabric should be placed in dark-colored covers to prevent them from burning out, fading, and also yellowing. Take care of organizing a separate corner for storing outerwear.
By following the above instructions and recommendations, you will improve the quality of storage of things, which will extend their service life.How to store things in the wardrobe? Tips from a professional image consultant.