In addition to proper cleaning and washing, keeping your clothing in good shape and looking great has as much to do with how you store your garments it as it does with how you wear them. Proper storage is also key to extending the life of your clothes, whether it be investment purchases like a leather jacket or a suit or something as simple as a t-shirt.
So, in this episode of 2 Minute Tuesday we’re answering a viewer question about how to properly store your clothing and all the tools you need to outfit your closet.
Use The Right Hangers
They help maintain clothes and keeps them organized. We recommend jacket hanger for all types of jackets, from suits to bomber jackets. The shape helps support the jacket’s shoulders and structure.
We recommend clip hangers for any and all pants and felt hangers for all types of shirts and sweatshirts.
Clip Hangers 1
Clip Hangers 2
Hang Your Pants Vertically or Folded Once
Hanging your pants vertically with a clip hanger is the ideal way since it will help hang out wrinkles. Simply attach the clip to the bottom hem of your pants and then hang. But, folded over once on a proper hanger works if you’re limited on closet space.
Always Fold Your Sweaters
You never want to hang your sweaters as it can damage the delicate material. Fold them and store them in a drawer or in the closet and don’t forget cedar blocks for keeping moths away.
Cedar Blocks For Preventing Moths
Organization and storage are two things that a lot of guys often overlook when it comes to thinking about their wardrobe. Let’s face it, your clothes spend most of their life in your closet and in drawers rather than on your body so it makes sense to give their storage some thought.
Plus, how you store them is going to have a huge effect on their life as well. We’re not suggesting a Patrick Bateman OCD level of color coordinating but, in terms of getting dressed, having a well-organized closet is only going to help you make better, quicker decisions when you’re getting ready. We’ve got all our favorite picks below, make sure to check them out.
They help maintain clothes and keeps them organized. We recommend felt hangers for shirts and pants and suit/jacket hangers for, well, suits and jackets. The extra width and structure help keep the shoulders of your jackets in good shape.
A critical yet very inexpensive item that helps shoes keep their shape and prevents creasing and wear.
Cedar Shoe Trees
Plastic Shoe Trees
One of these makes getting shoes on a breeze and prevents smashing of the back of shoes which can add extra wear and tear. We recommend the longer ones because they’re so much easier to use.
Plastic Shoe Horn (from the video)
Wood Shoe Horn
A must-have if you wear any dark clothing at all.
Large Lint Roller
Travel Lint Roller
Super important for long-term storage, these will protect suits and sweaters from dust, moths, and moisture.