How to Store Your Winter Clothes and Keep Them Fresh

how to store sweatersWho else is incredibly happy that spring is on it’s way? This weekend I’ll be (spring) cleaning out my closet and putting away my warm winter clothes in favor of unpacking my favorite spring dresses. Being a Dallas style blogger means that I get to wear spring styles (see my picks here) before the majority of everyone else! How lucky am I? But I still love my winter stuff and want to store it neatly. Here are my best tips for keeping your clothes neat and fresh.

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Clothes Storage Tip 1: Fold your clothes

I’ll be the first one to admit that folding clothes is the worst. I hate it with a passion. In my dryer right now, I have an entire load of clothes that’s been sitting there wrinkling for over a week. It’s a good thing my mom isn’t here. However, if you’re going to be storing your clothes in a box for awhile, it’s really important that you fold them and not wad them up in a ball. Can I also suggest that you wash all of the clothes before storing them, or is that too much?

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azura soap Clothes Storage Tip 2: Use dryer sheets

After you’ve folded your clothes, between each layer of clothing unfold a dryer sheet to lock in freshness. I like to do this also when I’m packing my suitcase so things smell nice when I unpack later on! If you really like a fresh, clean smell, buy a few scented soaps and pack them around the storage box. No one likes the smell of stale clothing when they unpack! For added protection and freshness, keep your clothes in a vacuum sealed bag.

Here’s hoping the spring weather in Dallas spreads to the rest of you! All of my favorite fashion bloggers around here have the cutest outfits right now so I’ll be out in search of a few new spring trends to add to my wardrobe. Check out my recent style blog posts (here and here) for shopping inspiration!

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17 Responses to How to Store Your Winter Clothes and Keep Them Fresh

  1. Great tips!! Will definitely use them this time.
    Shreya |

  2. These are some great tips. I will definitely use them this time.

  3. awesome advice! thank you 😉
    Love CC – Courtney Bentley ||

  4. Emily B. says:

    Love this! I travel with little mesh bags of those pebble fabric softeners in my suitcases lol There’s nothing worse than unpacking them and having them smell stale and gross. I’ll be on the lookout for some nicely scented bar soaps now!

    Emily B.

  5. Beau Dean says:

    Are you guys/gals serious? This is great advice. But, everyone here sounds as if we’ve never owned clothing before. What I mean is, although this great advice, there’s no is no ingenuity here. Take care of your belongings!

    • Liz says:

      Thank you, Beau, for commenting. I wasn’t aware that everyone else did this already or I wouldn’t have written anything about it. Duly noted.

  6. Allie David says:

    great tip! i need to do this…

  7. cheyminayoga says:

    Super informative! Thanks for the info 🙂 <3

  8. Ana Prodanovic says:

    This is awesome advice! Thanks for sharing. xx

  9. Very useful advice! Your blog is gorgeous, btw. 🙂
    XO, Caroline

  10. ncmedina says:

    Great tips! Putting away clothes for the winter is going to be extra simple now. Thank you!



  11. Christianne says:

    This is new, I will definitely try this. Thanks!

  12. Samantha says:

    Awesome tips! Especially the dryer sheets. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  13. Such a great tip — I can’t believe I have never thought of this! Genius!!!

  14. susie40s says:

    These are really good ideas! I just put all our out-of-season clothes in trash bags and into the attic. Maybe I will rethink that. Thanks!

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