Smart Systems for Off-Season Storage
Breezy warm-weather delicates will benefit from a structured sanctuary. Start with a sturdy wheeled rack, then add rounded wooden hangers, which won’t warp the shoulders of garments. Plastic is OK, too. But for long-term storage, skip the no-slip flocked variety, especially in dark shades; the color can transfer to clothes over time. Clean items before hanging, even if they seem to be spot-free: Moths are attracted to sweat and food residue, and some stains, like white wine, show up only over time, well after the damage was done. Never store clothing in dry-cleaning bags, which trap chemicals and may cause yellowing. Instead, slip a breathable linen cover over the whole rack.