Remember, clothing items you truly care about must ideally never go into the attic, since heat is a concern here. Moreover, attics are particularly sensitive to harsh environmental conditions, dust, mites etc. An attic is hard to seal, due to ventilation issues. Therefore, specific fabrics are best left out of the attic, like leather and animal fur clothing.
Additionally, an attic might not be an ideal place for storage of the following:
Expensive fashion or designer label clothing, off-season clothing items you rarely wear, clothing you plan to do away with, kid clothing that are of no use to you anymore etc.
Remember, the key to correctly store clothes in your attic is wrapping every clothing item individually in plastic and protect it from moisture. Additionally, you must make use of a storage trunk to protect the clothes from bugs and direct sunlight.
Handy tips for correct attic storage:
Have you noticed a trend in the treasured clothing items you are having a hard time parting with? Well, if so, this might be a good time to reconsider your definition of “treasured possessions”. If certain clothing items are of real value to you, it might be a good idea to incorporate them in your daily life and honor it, instead of stashing them away into your attic. In case they are of less value or you do not use it, you will be better off donating them away to the less fortunate or sharing them with loved ones.
An attic is vulnerable to extreme heat and extreme cold. It gets infested with small bugs and animals due to the condensation and weather changes. Hence, clothing that holds emotional value for you but no practical value, needs to be eliminated from your attic.
A portable attic closet will come handy for storage of old suits and wedding dresses. Here they will stay protected from external dangers such as dust, heat, pests and insects.
Your attic may hold several memories and trigger numerous emotions. Give yourself some time to soak in the feeling and do what you need to do to keep moving forward! If you are feeling overtly anxious going through specific boxes, consider asking your friend or a loved one to assist. Organizing with a friend or loved one will not only be fun but also make your storage task really easy!
Store your clothing properly and protect them from damage. It might be a good idea to make use of vacuum sealed bags for storage. Remember, it is imperative that all items must be packed in an airtight, resealable bag. For additional protection and proper organization, pack these bags in a stackable plastic container.
Remember, if you take proper precautions, you could safely store various clothing items in the attic for years!
Widmer’s dry cleaning services inspects your clothing before it is cleaned and ready for attic storage and we’ll alert you when we see something that needs to be repaired before cleaning. Widmer’s can repair you clothing, and for instances of serious damage, we can restore your clothing with our garment restoration services.
Trust us with your clothing and you will see why “Widmer’s Means Clean!”