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Vintage clothes are special for many people. While some have a few pieces, others have whole collections. Vintage clothes are clothes from a previous era, which bring back sentimental feelings from people from this era. But that doesn’t mean that young people don’t own vintage clothes. Many people inherit clothes from their grandparents from other eras. Some of these clothes make it into storage though after moving with some Chicago moving and storage. If you are a step away from doing this, you should learn how to do this. Storing vintage clothes is not much different from storing normal clothes, just that you have to be a little more careful.

How should you be storing vintage clothes?

If you have ever stored clothes before, you know what you need to do. But not that you are storing vintage clothes, you might be a little worried. You cannot go to the store and buy a new clothing piece. That’s why the right preparation for some storage units Skokie is crucial. Some of the most important things you need to do are:

  • Ensure the clothes are clean before storing
  • Use special storing materials
  • Don’t use standard hangers
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Before storing vintage clothes, you need proper preparation

Ensure cleanliness

A very important thing that you need to keep in mind before storing clothes is that the clothes need to be clean. With normal clothing, you can just throw them in the laundry machine and wash them by the instructions. Vintage clothes should never be washed like this! These clothes existed long before laundry machines were invented, so they cannot handle that type of washing. Today’s laundry detergents are also harsh and full of chemicals, that will destroy delicate old materials. Some materials can not even be washed with water, but luckily there are special detergents made with this. Eucalan Wrapture is a good choice for water washing, which requires no rinse, while Retro Clean is best for stubborn stains. Only when your garments are completely clean, only then can you even think about packing them into some packing supplies Chicago. But keep in mind that some materials cannot be treated like this either.

Use special storing materials

Un-died muslin and cotton fabric are the best for storing these clothes. But if you have clothes embellished with sequins, that is not what you should use. Tyvek garment covers are also a good option, They are light and pest resistant, all you need for moving vintage items with some residential movers Chicago. There are also Tyvek bags perfect for bigger items.

Don’t use standard hangers

Vintage clothes should never be in contact with wood, plastic, or wire hangers. Conservation hangers come at a high price, but for a good reason. There are also other options, like wrapping padded hangers with Tyvek material.

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You need special hangers

Storing vintage clothes before your move will for sure give you additional anxiety to your already existing moving day stress. But if you keep them stored properly, they will last you for many years to come. We wish you good luck!

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