Clothing Storage Tips

Clean, Cool, Dry and Dark

• Never store any garment unless it has been dry cleaned or laundered first and all stains have been removed. Body oils, perspiration, invisible tannin stains, dead skin cells, etc. are all magnets for moths and other destructive pests.

• Always store in a cool, dry, dark and well- ventilated space. Attics and basements are not recommended, as they can be damp, hot or poorly ventilated.

• If you are using storage chests or covers avoid plastic (plastic can emit fumes that will damage dyes and/ or fibers). If you are hanging your garments for long term storage, protect it from dust using an unbleached cotton or muslin cloth, OR if you are packing your garments away select a storage box that is acid free or a clean suitcase.