What’s the Best Way to Store Sweaters?

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Q. How should I store sweaters during the summer?
Jill Kombeitz
Boulder, Colorado
 


A. Storing sweaters in protective enclosures can help keep them from pilling (added bonus: keeping them out of the way). Before packing them away for the summer, have all the garments dry-cleaned or laundered. “Be sure to empty all pockets and have any stains or spills removed,” says Jonathan Scheer, president of J.Scheer and Company, a textile-preservation company. “This helps keep bugs at bay and prevents stains from permanently wrecking your favorite items.” When storing, group sweaters together by material, then fold neatly and place in garment boxes that are made of organic or breathable materials such as cotton muslin. Natural Canvas Boxes  are a great option ($16 to $20, containerstore.com).


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