Stop holes in your sweaters, tangled jewelry, and wrinkled blouses with these helpful tips from Closet & Storage Concepts in Scottsdale, Arizona. By using these tips to keep your clothes looking tidy and damage free you’ll save money spent replacing your clothes and you’ll reduce clutter, too.
Keep Them Off the Floor
One of the easiest ways to protect your garments is to keep them off the floor. We know that life can get stressful sometimes and in the whirlwind of deciding what to wear, some items simply end up on the floor. Resolve this by putting items back in their place straight away or at least after you return home. The longer they sit on your floor, the greater the chances you’ll damage or wrinkle them. Remember that it’s usually easier to put things back than to iron something. If your hangers are the issue, upgrade to slip-free velvet ones to help keep delicates on their hanger.
If you notice that your kids always have a pile in front of their closet try a small bench or chair. This way, jeans can be folded on top or a button-up can be spread across to prevent damage and wrinkles. Even using a decorative ladder propped against the wall or adding hooks can help prevent a cluttered room.
Use Proper Storage
Using proper storage goes hand in hand with maximizing storage space and solving issues with tangled jewelry or mangled sunglasses.
For all your items, be sure to use proper storage solutions. Use bins or drawers for your sweaters (hanging them can stretch them), and use double-hanging rods to allow for maximum space for pants and dress shirts. Integrate jewelry inserts in your drawers or allow space for your jewelry box in your closet system. By doing so, you’ll keep necklaces, bracelets, and earrings damage- (and tangle-) free. Take your closet system to the ceiling to make use of every inch of space and give you a long-term storage solution. For your bags, be sure to keep them in their dust bags, or better yet, in a box to keep them protected from fading and dust.
Make it A Habit
Finally, make staying organized and de-cluttering a habit. With the New Year, it’s a great time to resolve to stay organized. Make daily cleanups a habit throughout your home and be sure to participate in cleanouts regularly to make sure your items aren’t stuffed against each other. Constant friction between tops or other delicates can cause accelerated wear and tear. Also be mindful of jewelry items that could create a tear in a silk top or cause a stray thread in a sweater.
Keeping your clothes damage free will help you love your clothes longer. For help with creating storage, schedule a free design estimate with the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ.