Array
Organizing

How To Properly Store Your Clothes

Fold or hang? Get your closet in order with these tips.

Shares
Photography: Rawpixel and Annie Spratt on Unsplash

If you’ve ever done laundry, surely you’ve come across the care guides attached to each garment. Every item of clothing, depending on the style, fabric, and how they’re made, requires different care instructions. Thankfully, care guides are always provided. Unfortunately for us, though, they only teach us until the ironing stage. Each garment also needs to be stored differently depending on how they’re made. While others are better hung, some should be folded. To ensure you’re not damaging your whole wardrobe, here are tips on how you can store your clothes properly:

HANG


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

You'd need hangers when organizing clothes with natural or delicate fabrics like silk, cotton, linen, rayon, velvet, and satin. These clothes tend to crease easily so after some good ironing, it’s best to keep them hung to avoid wrinkles. If the item is a button-down shirt, make sure to keep the top button clasped to avoid your collars from permanent creases. Those who have skirts in these fabrics or simple dress skirts, may hang them by the waist band using clothespins or hangers with clips.

Dresses, jumpsuits, trousers, and dress pants should be hung vertically to avoid unnecessary sagging or stretching of the width. For dress pants and trousers, you can fold them at the crease and hang them over the bar of a hanger or clip them by the waistband using clothespins.

Blazers, jackets, and coats should always be hung. Make sure the hangers you use can carry their weight (wood hangers are best for these) to hold their shape. Remember that anything that will bend from their weight will permanently distort them; especially coats and blazers that are tailored.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

FOLD


Against popular opinion, knit sweaters should always be folded. Hanging them will cause them to stretch so it’s best to keep them folded in your closet. If you don’t have a lot of closet space for bulky items like sweaters, you can fold them in half and let them hang on the bar of the hanger.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Dresses and gowns are normally best stored on hangers but if they have heavy embellishments, you might want to loosely fold them instead. You don’t want the weight to drag down on the top half of the dress so fold them loosely and store them in the box it came in or a storage bag.

Casual skirts and pants such as wrap skirts, denim skirts, jeans can be kept folded in the closet. Since the fabrics are heavier, they won’t wrinkle as easily.

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Decorate Your House on a Budget! Learn From These Real Homes

Refreshing the look of your home doesn't require spending lots of money!

How to Fake Natural Light When Your Home Doesn't Have a Lot of Windows

Avoid dark, heavy window treatments and keep furniture away from windows.

How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It's on Sale for Starters

The journey toward minimalism can be challenging, but it will be worth it.

Look Forward to Laundry Day With These Nifty Hacks

Make this dreaded household chore more manageable with these must-dos

This 28sqm Studio Unit in Bacolod is Perfect for Staycations

The design team created a compact yet inviting small home with a warmth that matches the vibe of the City of Smiles

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!