Every wardrobe is subject to the changing of the seasons. Or what the cognoscenti call the “off season.” But that doesn’t mean your garments have to smell like they were stored in a dustbin. With the help of Unstopables™ and some un-common sense, you can learn simple, yet effective ways to store your clothes and linens in luxury with your favorite Unstopables fragrance, so they’ll be ready for their next “on” season.
Prep Before Packing
Always clean your clothes before putting them into storage. Do you seriously have to ask why? (In case you do need to ask, something like 70% of laundry soil is invisible to the naked eye and can actually damage clothes in storage—so even if that lucky T-shirt from High School that you think still fits (it doesn’t) LOOKS clean, you should still run it through a quick cycle). Washing your clothes with your favorite Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster will give them the perfect storage enhancement. Every fragrance lasts longer than ever before—up to 12 weeks*—so when the seasons turn again, your wardrobe will be ready to make a scent-ual splash.
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Bring On the Bins
Large plastic bins (preferably the see-through kind) with tight-fitting lids are an inexpensive, practical way to pack up clothing and bedding. Bonus points if they’re stackable, because that will save precious space. And remember, labels are your friends. Also, try spritzing Unstopables Fabric Refresher Spray on top of your clothes or sprinkling in a few of the In-Wash Scent Booster beads before you close the lid to give your stored items the perfect nightcap.
Remember: Bulky on the Bottom
To make bins easier to unpack later on, organize by garment type, place heavier items at the bottom, and consider rolling, rather than folding, lightweight sweaters and knits to help prevent wrinkling. Another wrinkle prevention tip: wrap the clothes in tissue paper before rolling and packing away (unless you have a strong hunch that wrinkly will be “in” next season).
Invest in Vacuum-Seal Storage Bags
Their size might be deceptive, but a comforter and sheets can be stored easily in one of the larger-sized bags and then stored under your bed. Give them a quick spray of Unstopables Fabric Refresher before you seal the bag to lock in your favorite scent until the seasons turn again.
Resort to a Rack
A rolling rack is a great place to store jackets or anything that wrinkles easily. Keep the rack in a cool, dry place, and cover it with an old cotton sheet to prevent dust from settling on your clothing.