Well, spring is upon us here in Tennessee and the weather will soon be heating up. For many people that means it is time to give that end of the season care to all their winter clothing before storing them away until next year. With that said, the folks here at Jimmy’s Cleaners and Alterations are proud of our top rated dry-cleaning services we provide for all those heavy winter coats, sweaters, cover ups, quilts and even those heavy seasonal curtains. We are on hand to help when it comes time to store winter clothing and other items.
Our friendly team of specialists are on hand to help all our valued clients properly clean, care for, and store their winter garments and items so that they are in tip top condition when winter rolls round again. We offer insight on steps to take to properly store winter clothing and items since many people are unaware of the many obstacles that can come into play when it’s time to store away seasonal clothing and items. Fabric items are often tainted with leftover oils or perhaps even stains or dirt that, when stored away, can settle into the fabric. This will cause the fabric to lose color, weaken, and become stained beyond repair.
To properly store winter clothing and fabrics you should begin by investing in a good dry cleaning of the items. This proper technique will help to remove any dirt, oils and other debris on the fabrics so that they are in mint condition when you actually store them away. Storing freshly cleaned items means fabrics will be in the best condition when you take them out of storage next winter and will be ready for immediate wear.
Some people attempt to do their own end of the season cleaning and care of fabrics and clothing, however, heavy parkas, wool pea coats, and a variety of other winter fabrics require careful washing to preserve their shape, color and form. For this reason, we here at Jimmy’s Cleaners highly recommend you take advantage of our professional dry-cleaning services which will afford you the best protection for your garments and fabrics. By dry cleaning your items you take away any worry and can look forward to unpacking your freshly cleaned and stored items next winter.
There are a variety of off season storing methods to choose from. Whether vacuum sealing that saves a good deal of space and safeguards your items from dust, to clear plastic storage bins with lids the choices are many. Our experts do want to remind you that should you choose to use vacuum sealing you want to be careful about items that have embroidered designs, because of the undue pressure vacuum sealing creates.
If clear plastic bins with lids is your storage method of choice, be sure that you seal the bins tightly before storing away so as to keep clothing fully protected. When using bins your winter items are much easier to pick out and identify the following season and the use of bins allows you to neatly fold them and stack the clothing items keeping them free of excessive wrinkling as well. In addition, the bins themselves are very easy to stack if need be, which is another simple plus to this storage option.
We would like to offer one very common and practical suggestion when you store winter clothing and gear away. Add a little bit of cedar or lavender to your storage containers to keep your items smelling fresh and clean. What an incredible difference this makes when winter rolls round and you open up those bags or bins.
When you follow these simple steps you will be delighted to pull out your favorite sweater or parka and find that it is in perfect condition and ready to wear at just a moment’s notice. Dry-cleaning your winter attire, especially all those expensive winter coats, will add to the lifespan of your garments and provide you with many years of comfort and style.
Winter is coming to a close so make your way down to our friendly dry cleaners and let our highly skilled team prepare your winter items for a long summer’s nap. Don’t forget to take advantage of our weekly specials and our convenient drop off and pick up service as well. We look forward to serving you season after season, year after year!