A frugal, thrift conscious wardrobe is full of classic
clothing that lasts for a long time. Do not shorten the life span of your
clothing by improper storage. Most of the hangers that you see sold in the
stores are now plastic. This is because wire hangers distort clothing or
rust, and the wood in wooden hangers deteriorates fiber. If you want
something more special, use fabric covered hangers. They are expensive to
purchase, but easy to make with just a little bit of batting and fabric.
Here are some more frugal tips to store clothing.
- Bathrobes and pajamas store well on hooks, which hold their
weight better than a hanger.
- Jeans are best stored on
shelves or in drawers because of their weight.
- T-shirts and other knit
items should be stored folded flat so they won't stretch.
- Never store clothing in
plastic bags or it may get moldy. Fiber needs air circulation.