If you are struggling with finding a place to keep any excess clothing items in your home, then renting out a storage until can be a good solution to free up some much-needed space in your home. A storage unit will give you easy access to your belongings in case of a move or other life changes. However, placing your clothing in a storage unit without proper preparation and protection can also end up creating a breeding ground for moisture development. Clothing items can quickly become ruined if they are left exposed in humid environments for long periods of time. Fortunately, there are a few tips that you can use to protect your clothing from mold damage when placing them in storage.
Vacuum Seal Your Clothing Before Storing
The simplest way to prevent mold damage from contaminating your clothing in storage is to prevent moisture development from penetrating the fabric. Vacuum seals are typically used to preserve food products for a long period of time. Vacuum seals are extremely efficient because they remove excess moisture from the contents of the bag before it is sealed. This same technique can be used to help preserve your clothing while in storage. Before placing them in storage, place your clothing in a plastic bag and use a vacuum sealer to remove excess moisture and air. This same process can be used to help preserve your drapes, bed sheets, and other fabrics.
Place Moisture Remover Hangers Around Your Clothing
Moisture remover hangers are designed for use in closets. In many cases, when clothing is placed too close together, it will begin to develop moisture and mildew build up in humid environments like a storage unit. The close proximity of each piece of clothing blocks off air flow and will quickly lead to mildew or mold. When placed in your closet, moisture remover hangers help to suck up moisture in between your clothes and in your closet area. These hangers can be placed on clothing racks throughout your storage unit. Simply hang your clothing next to the hangers for their duration in storage. The moisture remover hangers should be changed out every few months because they do not last forever and will eventually stop working
Getting rid of clothing items and other fabrics that have been affected by moisture damage while in storage can be frustrating. Therefore, use these tips to help avoid this issue.
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30 July 2016
After we moved into a smaller home, we realized that a lot of our stuff would need to be moved into a storage unit. Unfortunately, after we moved things into our storage space, we realized that it was going to be pretty tough to keep clean. To keep our stuff from getting damaged, we decided to go through our unit, organize our things into boxes, and try hard to keep it organized. However, after a series of trials and errors, we were able to figure out a system that worked for us, and our unit is still clean. Check out this blog to learn more about tidying up your storage unit.