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5 Tips on How to Store Winter Clothes

The sting of winter’s cold is finally giving way to the warmer, sunnier days of spring. As the seasons change, so too does our wardrobe. Goodbye parka, hello light sweater. It’s a welcome change for many of us to store our winter clothes and not give them a second thought for many months.

But knowing how to store winter clothes is key to making garments last beyond one season. Down parkas can cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000. No matter what you spend, you don’t want to flush that money away. Taking care to store winter clothes with an eye for longevity can help turn your one-season parka purchase into a multi-decade investment, saving you hundreds — if not thousands — of dollars over the years.

5 Ways to Get More Life Out Cold Weather Clothes

You may be tempted to stuff that down parka in a box and store

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Store your winter clothes in these space-saving vacuum bags

Grab a dozen bags for just $25.

12 vacuum bags for just $25

12 vacuum bags for just $25

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Great news: you don’t need your winter coats, sweaters, heavy quilts, and wool socks anymore! Bad news: you need to find somewhere to put them to clear up valuable closet space!

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a walk-in closet bigger than most peoples’ bedrooms, then it would behoove you to buy these inexpensive vacuum bags from Spacesaver, which can shrink your winter clothes and blankets down to a fraction of their size.

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Just fold your clothes and linens up, stuff them inside, and use either the included

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This heated airer dries my clothes quickly, even in my freezing-cold flat

<p>This drying rack claims to hold 15kg of wet washing</p> (iStock/The Independent)

This drying rack claims to hold 15kg of wet washing

(iStock/The Independent)

If you’ve ever lived in an old house, you’ll be familiar with that musty smell your washing takes on when you’ve been trying to dry it for three days solid.

In the summer, there’s no chance of putting the heating on – it’s far too hot. And with the unreliable British climate, you’re a braver person than I to trust the weather app with hanging your washing outside – as a downpour is tres likely to happen, taking you back to square one.

It’s not something you can instantly tell while viewing a rental, either. “Will my clothes dry within a three-day period?” is not normal estate agent chit-chat. But now I know the signs: high ceilings and single-glazed windows.

For me, it almost (almost) got to the point of not wanting to do my washing,

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32 Things That’ll Help You Celebrate The End Of Winter Clothes

Time to pack away the puffer.

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An elegant satin shirt if you’re sick of drowning under bulky sweaters. This silky number only *looks* three-dollar-signs fancy, and the moment you slip it on? You might just be mistaken for an influencer.


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Promising review: “Wow! I never write reviews and honestly I never got anything great on Amazon but this top is fantastic! It was inexpensive but does not look cheap, the golden color is beautiful.. I could have gone down a size but it’s fine I will

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Free clothes instead of books: Woman creates ‘Love Locker’

Caley Mehs stands in front of a
Caley Mehs stands in front of a “Love Locker” at the Fife Lake library in Fife Lake, Mich., Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The locker offers free seasonal clothing for those in need. Mehs hopes to build more in the Traverse City region. (Mike Krebs/Traverse City Record-Eagle via AP)Mike Krebs/AP

FIFE LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman inspired by seeing tiny free libraries has created a “Love Locker,” a large chest stocked with clothes for anyone who needs them.

Caley Mehs got approval to put the first one outside the library in Fife Lake, a village southeast of Traverse City. Her goal is to have four or five in the region by summer. Buckley probably is next.

“There was no question that this was a great idea and that we should definitely move forward with it,” library director Julie

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What Recovery? Clothes Retailers Cut Orders While Factories Fight to Survive | Investing News

By Victoria Waldersee and Ruma Paul

LISBON/DHAKA (Reuters) – Clothes retailers in Europe and America sit on excess inventory and cut back on spring orders. Sourcing agents face late payments. Garment factories in Bangladesh are on the rack.

The global apparel industry, reeling from a punishing 2020, is seeing its hopes of recovery punctured by a new wave of COVID-19 lockdowns and patchy national vaccine rollouts. 

Some major retailers are still nursing last year’s clothes, which would have been sold off in clearance sales in normal times. British chain Primark, for example, told Reuters it was housing around 150 million pounds ($205 million) worth of 2020 spring/summer stock and 200 million pounds from autumn/winter.

In an indication of the scale of the backlog, consultancy McKinsey says the value of unsold clothing worldwide, in stores and warehouses, ranges from 140-160 billion euros ($168-192 billion) – more than double normal levels.

Britain’s

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