The shirts, T-shirts and shorts can gradually be put away again now that autumn starts. What is the best way to store clothing when you do not have the luxury of multiple cupboards? NU.nl requires two clean-up coaches.
A bulging wardrobe, throwing everything on the bed and figuring out what to put in or out of the closet for the winter: it can be overwhelming and confronting, says cleanup coach Lammy Wolfslag of mijnopruimcoach.nl.
"Changing your collection is a great time to get rid of clothes. Let everything go through your hand. Put away worn-out and worn-out clothing. Didn't you wear a piece of clothing in the summer? Why not consider it and add it to doubt away. "
"It is best not to have too many clothes," says cleaning coach Geske Bertram. "Then you hardly have to change clothes with the seasons. Then you can even keep everything in a cupboard, which is handy. You can also place the summer clothing at the back of the cupboard and the winter clothing at the front. Choose a closed cupboard, otherwise can discolor your clothes or become dusty. "
"Make sure everything is fresh"
If you still want to store your clothing in multiple places, make sure that it is stored clean. Wolfslag: "If there is a stain in a piece of clothing and you put it away for half a year, the stain pulls in. So check for stains. And for sweat. Make sure that everything is nice and fresh, something you once worn " You can also let such a piece of clothing air, Bertram says. "Your clothing deteriorates by washing it often."
"Do not put loose stacks somewhere, but opt for plastic boxes." Geske Bertram, cleaning coach
To help mask odors, Wolfslag recommends putting some lavender in a bag and placing it with clothing. Bertram: "I always put cheap soaps with my clothes, in their paper. That smell is preserved - you often have to change odor bags."
Let everything go through your hands and think about what can go away. (Photo: 123RF)
'Use boxes in case of lack of space'
Not everyone has the same space to store his clothes. Bertram: "In case of lack of space, you can use boxes. Do not put loose stacks somewhere, that is not good for clothing and not practical, because you cannot put anything on top. You can stack boxes. Choose plastic boxes, then you can see what's in it and it is kept dust-free. A box of paper or cardboard also attracts moisture. "
In addition to boxes, there are airtight bags that you can vacuum with a vacuum cleaner, says Wolfslag. "That is purely useful if you have a lack of space." Bertram also advises that. "I don't find them very handy. In those pockets everything creases like an idiot. Then you first have to iron everything when the summer starts again."
Hanging clothes takes up a lot of space, so that should just be possible. "My preference is to fold or roll up, because some clothes can sag," says Wolfslag. "It does wrinkle with folding, but I find it sag worse."
Far away, with the Christmas stuff
The place where you store the clothing must be clean. "Old houses and places with poor ventilation can attract moths," says Wolfslag. "To avoid that, you can hang good moth strips or a bag of moth balls on the inside of your closet or storage where you store the clothes."
Both coaches recommend that the clothing be stored in a dark place where you do not often come to store it, because clothing can discolour due to the sun. "For example, wherever you put your Christmas stuff," says Bertram. "Not in a shed, not with food, put them nice and far away." Yet Bertram still finds it best to be very critical of what you really wear. "Otherwise it just gets in the way."