Have you ever pulled out your favorite white shirt only to find a slight blue fade where they touched your new jeans? Or been disappointed to find wrinkled silk shirts or damaged sweaters? Proper clothing storage and closet systems can help you prolong the lifespan of your clothes which is good for the environment and better on your wallet. Closet & Storage Concepts Philadelphia is your proud to be the local leader in closet storage, and we’re here to provide some tips to help you protect your clothes and accessories.
Dark Jeans and Color Transfer
Jeans are a staple in many wardrobes, but new dark jeans can transfer dyes to lighter clothes, belts, bags, and accessories. When storing jeans it’s helpful to store them with other darker pants or bottoms and away from lighter tops. Distinct hanging areas are especially helpful. You can also color lock your jeans to prevent color transfer, and help your jeans look new longer.
Tweeds, Boucles, and Sweaters
Think about large fabric loops on blazers, sweaters, or even handbags. To protect against snags, it’s important to use gentle materials in and around your closet. Metal racks and hooks are particularly dangerous to these types of fabrics. Our durable and strong wood materials look good and protect your clothes.
Silks can be notoriously wrinkly and delicate. When it comes to caring for your silk pieces, pay attention to washing and care instructions. We like to use thin non-slip hangers for silk dresses, shirts, skirts, and camisoles. This prevents snags and wrinkles. Keep a steamer nearby to get out any other wrinkles. Always test in an inconspicuous spot, or play it safe and send it straight to a dry cleaner. Smart closet solutions like our valet rods, drawers, and cabinets make it easy to store clothes and care items.
Jewelry and Watches
For extra security, use lockable drawers or cabinets. We also recommend using fabric-lined drawers to prevent tarnishing and scuffs on bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. For watch winders and watch collectors, a custom closet can make it easy to store and grow your collection.
If you love to invest in handbags, it’s important to protect them. Leather can be prone to discoloration from sunlight and also dust or scratching. We recommend storing bags in dust bags to prevent damage. For unstructured bags, stuff them with tissue paper to keep their shape. You can also store smaller handbags in them.
Let us help you make the most of your closet! For Philadelphia custom closet and other home organizer systems, give us a call or visit our Marlton, NJ showroom. We serve the Philadelphia-metro area, South Jersey and the Shore, and Maryland.