How do we keep warm in chilly conditions? Add a down coat or vests are designed to trap body heat, hold it close to our skin and buffer us from colder external air. But when the weather gets hot, how do you store your coat?
Check your coat for any missing or loose buttons, or tiny tears in the lining. Mend all these before you put away your coat for the season. Remember a stitch in time saves nine!
Check your coat carefully for stains. If possible, treat the stain with a little spot cleaning. Thereafter give your coat a thorough brushing. This is especially true for prized coats such as the fox fur coat, where frequent exposure to the chemicals used in dry-cleaning may result in the deterioration of the coat fibers and loss of its luster. However, if the stain seems to be difficult to remove, do not hesitate to take it to the dry cleaners. Any stains that are left untreated may set in permanently.
Take away the coat from the plastic package of the dry cleaners as soon as you get them home. These bags trap moisture. This can result in the thriving of mildew and mold and mold in coats. Air your coat for two or three days before you store them.
Save your coat in a well-ventilated wardrobe. It should be hung on a wooden, ideally cedar hanger. Place the coat at the center of the hanger; it should not be leaning toward one side. Jackets can be folded in an acid-free tissue paper or clean muslin and placed on the floor of the closet so that the down does not form clumps. However, coats should not be placed one on top of another.
Store your coats in cloth garment bags.
Hang sachets of cedar in the closet. This will act as a deterrent to pests like moths. You could also place mothballs but these balls should not be in direct contact with the coats.
There are several benefits in storing your coat well. It will last longer. It will look good and it will be ready for use when winter comes knocking at your door.
Once you find the perfect winter coat, the next step is maintaining its aesthetic. Follow the guidelines above and keep your coat’s attractiveness.
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