Clothes Storage Tips using an Indoor Clothesline

Using an Indoor Clothesline to help store clothes.

Spring is here so Giddy Up and hang onto your clothes horse!

So we are almost ready to get out our summer clothes and store our winter ones for next year. Here are some great tips for storing your clothes via an Indoor Clothesline that will save you time and money plus make it easier to deal with your laundry day!

Yes! You can use your clothes horse to help with storage. Who would have thought?

 

Donate unwanted clothes to save Space.

 

If you have a large family, you might want to sort through one person’s clothes each day, or gather everyone’s clothes by colour and wash all together and sort. Otherwise you will get overwhelmed!
Any items that look old, torn or no longer fit, toss out, give away to your local charity or recycle as rags. Special items that may have meaning or memories you may want to hang on to or make something useful from them.

 

Indoor clotheslines
Indoor clotheslines

 

Letting Go

 

Do you really need 5 pairs of black shorts? Does your daughter need 4 pink t-shirts? Let go of the clothing items that you really don’t need. Not only are you making room in your closet but also cutting down on your laundry loads and the expense of washing. You will have more room to dry your clothes when using an Indoor Clothesline.

 

Storing

Once you have reduced items down to a smaller amount, you can figure out the storage situation. It may be helpful to store children’s clothing by gender or size. Large plastic storage containers with tight fitting lids work best to safeguard from humidity and insects. Try to keep containers in doors if possible. In the winter it can get damp in a garage or storage unit.

 

Portable clotheslines
Portable clotheslines

Freshness

 

Before placing your clothing items inside, hang them on a clothes airer. Then sprinkle a little baking soda in the bottom of the container. Add your folded clothes and throw in a couple of fabric sheets to reduce mould and mildew and add freshness.

If you are not a fan of the odour that comes with mothballs, you can make a natural moth repellent by mixing three ounces of whole cloves with two cups of dried lavender blossoms and four cups of cedar chips (order online)which is a non-toxic insect repellent for fleas and ticks. (The kind used for pet bedding) Tie off in sachets made from old cut off panty hose.

 

Portable clothesline
Portable clothesline

Mothballs

 

Mrs. Pegg’s secret sachet will deter some pests and make your clothes smell great, however, it may not be as effective mothballs.
If you decide to use mothballs, to eliminate the smell, air out clothing in fresh air for a couple of days after you unpack it then wash clothing with one cup of distilled white vinegar added in the wash cycle.

Next winter when you remove clothes from storage hang them on a clothes airer for half a day outside to get rid of those storage smells.

The best way to hang clothes is with an indoor clothesline from Mrs. Peggs.

 

For more clothesline and laundry tips please click here.

 

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The Mrs Pegg’s Handy Lines are available in two models. The Deluxe and the Classic – and all folding clotheslines come with a two-year warranty.

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