With Spring here, Winter Clothes should be Cleaned and Stored.
Launder and CleanClean and launder everything before you get started. Lingering oils (deodorants, perfumes) can discolor fabric over time — and food stains will attract moths. 70°F (or below) is the target storage temp to avoid damaging fibers or setting stains, and low light and low humidity are ideal. Don't plan on storing in dry-cleaning bags (they can yellow fabrics and trap moisture), and don't iron with starch — bugs love it!
CoatsDo up buttons, zip up zippers, and empty out pockets; then hang structured or down coats on thick wooden hangers inside a breathable canvas garment bag. Polyfill-stuffed coats can go in vacuum-seal bags, compressed halfway for space.
AccessoriesPlace gloves and rolled-up scarves loosely together in a plastic bin. Stuff shaped hats with tissue paper before placing in a hatbox or another breathable container.
Boots and ShoesRemove dirt from rubber and lug soles with a wire brush, then clean the rest with a shoe brush. Sprinkle in baking soda, tuck in shoe trees, and stuff legs with white tissue paper. Store boots upright.
SweatersFold into thirds, then in half, and stack in a plastic bin, heaviest knits on the bottom. Place white tissue paper between layers if color transfer is a concern or to keep any embellishments from snagging