"Before storing ski clothing, there’s a few things you can do to ensure its in tip-top shape for when the resorts reopen" says Jason Loeb, owner of Sudsies Dry Cleaning
Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 18, 2013
Time to replace the hot cocoa with lemonade... ski season is coming to a close. Hopefully, skiers have mastered a new trick or two on the slopes, though it’s likely the avid skiers' snow apparel underwent a little wear-and-tear in the process. "Before storing ski clothing, there’s a few things that must be done to ensure its in tip-top shape for when the resorts reopen" says Jason Loeb, owner of Sudsies Dry Cleaning
- Give all items a good cleaning to remove any excess water and prevent mold and mildew from harboring over the summer. This includes, hats, headbands, gloves, scarves and socks (no, boots are NOT the best place to be storing dirty socks).
- For the extreme winter sport adventurers (or just the accident-prone), now is the time to mend and rips and tears in jackets and pants to help prevent any further damage, as well as remove stains so they don’t permanently set or attract critters while in storage.
- Once clean, do not store items in plastic bags or containers. This will only lock in moisture and humidity, counteracting the benefits of cleaning beforehand. Storing without any protectant or well-sealed coverings, on the other hand, can make clothing susceptible to insects and other pests. Specialty storage boxes or natural cotton garment bags, such as those found at the Container Store, are good options. Clean, ventilated suitcases are another alternative.
- Ideally, avoid placing in environments prone to high temperatures. Cool, dark, dry places help prevent any fading and mildew growth.
As for tips on extending the life of ski gear, check out this article from SkiMag.com:
How to store your ski gear.
Proper storage takes a little extra effort, but come next winter, every skier will be ready to hit the slopes. For more information on clothing storage contact Jason Loeb or visit sudsies.com