Clothing is one of the basic human needs. We all need clothes to protect us from the cold and to express our personality and style. However, some clothes and accessories we own are rarely used or need to be packed away for a longer period of time depending on the season.
Ideally, you should store these pieces in a box and keep them separate from your everyday garments. This can be in a storeroom, in the cellar or at the top of the wardrobe, depending on the storage space you have in your flat or house. Storage in airtight boxes from keeeper is an excellent solution. keeeper offers a wide range of boxes that are perfect for storing even delicate clothes. The “bea” and “cornelia” boxes are particularly ideal because these boxes are available in many different sizes, so they fit into any wardrobe and can be used in the ideal format depending on the contents to be stored.
advantage number one: space saving
One of the biggest advantages of storing clothes in boxes is the space saved. It makes little sense, for example, to have a ball gown that you might only wear out once every three years permanently hanging in the middle of your everyday clothes. This makes daily handling more difficult, because the more densely the clothes hang on the bar, the more difficult it is to take out individual items and hang them back again. So if you take little-used clothes “out of the line of fire”, you will have more space and air for your favourite pieces that you like to wear in everyday life.
Hanging or placing everything next to each other indiscriminately and without a system also impairs clarity. When you open your wardrobe in the morning, you should have a clearly defined area where you can see only the clothes that are suitable for normal everyday use. The eye shouldn’t have to sort through the clothes first and, for example, hide dirndls or beach dresses. What I see at first glance I can spontaneously take out and put on during a normal working day or even at the weekend – that is the goal for daily handling.
For the following categories, it is advisable to keep the corresponding clothes together with the corresponding accessories (such as bags, shoes, etc.). This way you can easily bring out the right clothes for the specific occasion:
Sports, swimming (incl. beach towels, pareos), festive occasions such as opera or ball, traditional costume, deep winter in the country, …
Of course, this list depends on your individual lifestyle. Important: Before you start a tidying project, you should definitely take the time to define and determine your personal categories. It is best to do this in writing.
advantage number two: protection
If you store your clothes, shoes and accessories in airtight boxes, they are perfectly protected from dust, moisture and pests. This way, your precious favourite pieces will stay beautiful for longer and you will be able to enjoy them year after year – whenever you take the packed away pieces out of the box for the appropriate occasion.
A word on the subject of moisture: if clothes get damp, they can quickly develop an unpleasant smell or even mould – which of course cannot happen in airtight boxes. However, you should bear in mind that if moisture can’t get into the box, it can’t get out either. So it’s important to let the clothes you’re packing dry out very well before stowing them away for the next season.
Example: After a ski holiday, you should wash your ski clothes and then make sure they are completely dry before storing them for the next ski season.
Moths and other pests can also wreak havoc on your clothes. They particularly like natural materials such as wool or silk. But the little beasts have no chance of penetrating airtight plastic boxes. Besides all the other advantages, careful storage in boxes also helps to protect your clothes from damage. The “bea” storage box is particularly suitable for this because it has a special air-control patent: depending on the contents, you can use the box with the lid in an air- and dust-tight or air-circulating way.