Storage units are a great way to store clothing and other fabric items. You may store seasonal clothes when you don’t need them or put away holiday decorations like blankets and pillows. You may also need a secure storage container to keep your fabric items during a move.
However, because clothing items can be impacted by humidity or other risk factors, you want to ensure that these objects are safe while in storage.
At Airtight Storage, we provide a range of affordable storage units and shipping containers in Southern Utah. We are also here to help our clients with the storage process.
Read on to learn five useful tips for storing clothing and fabrics.
Tip 1: Clean & Prepare the Items
Before you place any clothing or fabric objects into a shipping container, you want to ensure they are clean. Make sure to wash and dry all of these items; you may end up taking bigger objects to the dry cleaners.
If you can’t wash the items, vacuum what you can.
Finally, remember that plastic coverings can create moisture, so it’s often better to take items out of these bags.
Tip 2: Avoid Cardboard Containers
While cardboard containers might be cheap and easy to find, they aren’t as secure as other options. While pests aren’t likely to get into shipping container storage, it’s possible for them to get inside if your items are infested.
It’s vital to protect your clothing and fabric objects by storing them in airtight plastic containers. The best option is acid-free archival boxes.
Tip 3: Air Them Out Occasionally
It’s common to store seasonal items in a storage unit, so you don't need to pull these out multiple times a year. However, it’s a good idea to air out your fabric items at least once yearly or every six months.
Tip 4: Hang Certain Items
While many fabric items can be folded and kept in boxes, some objects are better to hang up. It’s fairly simple to set up a small wardrobe or clothing line inside of our shipping containers.
Some of the items to consider hanging up instead of folding include:
- Silk items
- Leather jackets
- Vintage clothing
- Quality suits
Tip 5: Ensure They are Completely Dry
Keeping items dry is one of the most important things to remember when storing clothing and fabric. If they have any moisture, this can ruin the clothing and cause mold and mildew.
Ensure all of these objects are completely dried out before placing them in the unit. Learn more about preventing condensation.
Request a Secure Shipping Container Today
Now that you know the best ways to store your clothing and fabric items, it might be time to reserve your very own shipping container storage unit. At Airtight Storage, we offer highly secure and affordable storage options that can keep your cloth objects safe.
Call today at 435-559-741 to get started or to request a quote.