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Try On These Clothing Storage Tips

Clothes in a Closet with Storage OrganizersFunny, I don’t recall that sweater being monogrammed. That’s what I thought last fall when I unpacked a box of cold-weather clothing that I’d stowed away in the attic the previous spring.  Sure enough, my favorite blue sweater wasn’t monogrammed, though moths had done a pretty good job of carving out something that looked like my initials.

Improperly storing clothing between seasons can actually be tougher on garments than daily wear and tear. And since the average American household spends about $1,700 per year on apparel and related clothing services, according to the 2012 Consumer Expenditure Survey, it pays to keep your expensive duds in mint condition as you pack away your summer wardrobe to make room in the closet for your winter wear.

Consider these tips:

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