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Guide to putting away summer belongings


Because the fall is almost here, you’re probably thinking about putting away summer belongings. Instead of cluttering up your home, basement, or attic with all of these warm-weather items, it’s a good idea to look for moving and storage Brooklyn options. If you plan on storing your clothes in a storage unit, or at home, we have prepared a guide on how to effectively store your summer. Keep reading to find out more.

Clean them

If you want to keep your clothes until next year, movers New York recommends taking a look at each piece. See if it’s clean and doesn’t have any stains, grass, or flower pollen. Wash all of your clothes and dry them before you put them away. There might be small stains that you can’t see. These stains will be difficult to remove after being in for a long time in storage. Also, stains might attract bugs. Bugs can eat through your clothes and ruin them. So make sure to clean your clothes well.

Drying clothes
Before putting away summer belongings, make sure to clean them.

Consider renting a storage unit

If you own lots of summer belongings or big items you may have trouble moving, residential movers Brooklyn can move them with ease. However, if you don’t have a place to keep them, it’s a good idea to rent a storage unit. Storage units will keep your summer belongings secure until you are ready to move into your new home.

Sort your summer clothes

Start by sorting your summer belongings into categories and put them in a couple of piles. Divide these piles into “donate,” “fix,” “keep,” and “throw away.” It can be hard to know what items go in which pile. However, if you didn’t use accessories or wear the item of clothing this past season, you most likely won’t wear it or use it next summer. Also, figure out whether you want to spend money and time on repairing summer items that are unusable or clothes that are ripped and unwearable.

Packing your summer belongings

When putting away summer belongings, packing is a very important part. Long distance movers New York suggests you to put items that are similar to each other together. This way you won’t be confused when you are looking for them later. For example, don’t put away summer clothes alongside outdoor toys. Also, make sure to label the items you pack. When you pack your summer belongings right the first time, unpacking will be much easier later.

Stacking your summer belongings

Stacking your summer belongings is just as important as packing them. Whether you are using bins, boxes, or bags, stack your summer belongings in a way that is safe as well as spacious. Make sure you label everything clearly so it’s readable. This way you will know what is what. Also, seal the container lids tightly to prevent any damage after stacking your items.

stacked clothes
Stack your summer belongings in a way that is spacious and safe.

Use your storage effectively

It’s crucial that you use all of the storage space you have available. A lot of people have overhead and storage, as well as cabinetry in their homes. So you’ll need to put items in places that are suitable for their shape and size. For instance, instead of trying to hang larger items from wall storage, you can put them in overhead storage safely.

A dry place is best when putting away summer belongings

When it comes to putting away summer belongings, it will be important to keep them safe from mold and mildew. Lots of summer belongings are usually exposed to moisture. Drying out your summer belongings and putting them in a dry place will keep them safe from moisture. Also, store your items in a dark place because light can damage items such as clothes. You might even want to rent a climate-controlled storage unit offered by U.Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn. Climate-controlled units will keep your valuable items safe from excess heat.

Don’t overpack

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When packing your summer belongings, leave space.

When you are packing your summer belongings, you’ll want to leave space for bags to zip up tightly and lids to lock on firmly. If you don’t leave space, there’s a risk of letting in pests, moisture, and air. If you can’t stuff everything in, buy an extra storage box.

Use plastic and cardboard storage boxes

It’s better to roll summer clothes instead of folding them. When you roll them, you’ll prevent any creases from forming. Clothes such as summer knits benefit from rolling instead of just hanging in a garment bag. Using the proper cardboard or plastic storage boxes will keep your summer clothes safe. The best storage you can buy for your summer belongings are acid-free storage bins. The cardboard boxes you can get from the grocery stores aren’t safe for storing your clothes.

They are made of wood pulp. Wood pulp might leach acids and cause stains and yellowing on your clothing. In addition, the glue on these boxes can also attract insects. Use acid-free bins for your clothing as it’s made out of a safer material. Clean the bin using a disinfectant cleaner. To keep fragile items from getting in contact with the plastic container, line the container with acid-free tissue paper.

Reduce clutter

The best thing about putting away your summer belongings is that now is a good time to go through everything before storing them. Maybe your kids have grown out of summer clothing or have large items they are too old to play with. This is a great time to get rid of or donate items to save some space.

If you follow these tips for putting away summer belongings, everything is going to stay in good condition during the winter. Also, they will be ready to wear and fresh next year when the summertime comes again.

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