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How To Organize And Clean Your Closet
Storing the clothes is very important in a tropical country like ours, which faces the wrath of weather extremities. Moss, moisture, humidity, and excessive cold can wreak havoc on your clothes if you do not store them properly. Here are some practical day-to day tips for storing fabrics, clothes and accessories.
Ways to Organize and Clean Your Closet
Storage of Laundered Linen and Clothing
Never put back dirty, soiled clothes inside your cupboard. The sweat and grime stuck to the fabric can ruin the garment. Always store freshly laundered and ironed clothes only. Keep clothes out of humid places like dark, dingy cellars and attics. The humidity will ruin your clothes even if they are stored in airtight trunks. The fibres also contract thus misshaping your garment.
Simplify Your Daily Wear
Chaotic cupboards do not need to be rummaged or turned upside down when you are looking for that crisp white shirt for office. If cleanliness is not your forte, save yourself the trouble of rummaging by looking for your outfit one night prior and hanging it up on the hanger. It saves you the trouble of having to regularly clean out your cupboard.
Sartorial possessions can all carve a suitable niche for themselves in your closet with intelligent space utilization.
Instead of dumping your scarves and lingerie get see-through plastic boxes and label them with stick on paper. Use these to store jewellery, necklaces and scarves. Not only will they be easy to find but will also remain dust free.
We all tend to use mothballs for stored clothes to repel insects. Using them is fine as long as you wrap them up in cloth. The cloth will prevent the mothballs from staining your garment. A better option is to use cedar blocks wrapped with tissue. The smell too is uncannily refreshing.
Silk and Wool
Store all your priceless silk saris with care. Store them in plastic bags and put the plastic bags into linen or cloth bags before storing them in a steel trunk. Scatter a few mothballs and you saris will be in perfect shape for the entire summer season. You can do the same for your expensive knit wear.
Use clip hangers for skirts and trousers to prevent the fabric from stretching.
Sturdy wooden hangers are great for blazers and coats. Mismatched hangers should be tossed. Discard old steel hangers, as they tend to get deformed and also affect the shape of your garment.
Pair your outfits before hanging them. Pair all saris with their petticoats and blouses. Similarly pair all skirts with their blouses and trousers with matching cardigans and shirts. If you are fussy and hate to repeat an outfit, hang all the clothes that you have worn with the hanger hook facing inside. Hang the clothes that you have not worn with the hook facing outwards. It will help you to stay fashionable and organized.
Use under the bed cabinets and recesses for storing linen especially expensive linen. Store all the bed linen for that bedroom under one bed. It makes the linen more accessible, and your guests will not have to come running after you asking you for clean bed sheets.
Store lingerie with the help of drawer dividers. One section stores all your thongs and the other stores all the bikini cuts. Delegate another section for your bra and panty sets. Fold bras one cup into another. That way they retain their shape.
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