Why you should consider climate-controlled storage for clothing
9 Feb 2022

Why You Should Consider Climate-Controlled Storage for Clothing

You invest a lot of time, money, and effort into creating the perfect wardrobe that works for you. If you are someone that frequently acquires new clothing pieces and enjoys making a fashion statement, this is probably even more relevant. 

With everything that goes into creating an ideal wardrobe, you want to make sure your clothes and designer items last for as long as possible—all so that you can keep on wearing the pieces you love for years to come!

If you are someone who invests a lot into keeping and maintaining a wardrobe (or if you own a clothing business), read below to find out why you should consider and make climate-controlled storage your number one choice for storing your valuable clothing. It’s a win-win situation that keeps your clothes in pristine condition and keeps you (or your customers) enjoying them for as long as possible!

Your Clothes Are Vintage

If your clothes have been passed down from previous generations or are considered to be vintage, you may want to invest in climate-controlled storage units as these pieces are usually vulnerable and easily susceptible to damage in the wrong conditions. 

Vintage clothing usually requires more care and upkeep to stay in good condition, and if they are already in excellent condition, you want to do everything in your power to keep them that way. This means investing in climate-controlled storage to ensure that no damage (or further damage) will be done to your vintage items, which are usually irreplaceable or hard to come across otherwise.

Your Clothes Are Valuable

Likewise, any valuable (whether sentimental or cost-wise) clothing items should be stored in a unit that is climate-controlled. This is to preserve the items and to make sure you get to wear them for as long as possible. No one wants to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a clothing piece only for it to be ruined by moisture, mildew, or mould within a few years. 

We want these pieces to stand the test of time so that we can enjoy our money’s worth. This idea also goes for any other type of expensive or costly items that you may be storing such as electronics, appliances, or heirlooms that are better off in climate-controlled storage.

Your Clothes Are Fragile

If your clothing is made up of materials such as lace or leather, you will definitely want to consider storing them in climate-controlled units. This is because certain materials can deteriorate much faster when kept in the wrong conditions. Moisture can cause these materials to warp, discolour, and become damaged in a short amount of time. The same is true for certain metals and for wooden items as well.

You Want to Keep Your Clothing Fresh

If you simply want to keep your clothing in the best possible condition and looking and feeling fresh, then climate-controlled storage is a great option for you. Another tip while storing your clothing is to put dryer sheets in between pieces to keep them smelling great. When you are ready to wear these pieces again, you will definitely be glad that you did.

You Own a Business

If your business depends on selling vintage clothing or clothing in general, then it is a great idea to invest in climate-controlled storage. This means that the clothes you intend to sell will stay in new condition until someone buys them. Not only will your customers thank you, but your business will thrive. 

A separate storage unit for your business inventory will also have additional benefits such as enhanced safety and security, which you may not always get from storing your items at home.

Before Storing Your Clothes

Before putting your clothes in climate-controlled storage, there are certainly some measures you should take to make sure that your clothes will stay in the best condition for the long haul. These measures include washing your clothes before storing, folding items neatly, and using garment bags when necessary. 

You may even find it beneficial to create an inventory system using labels and a chart so that you know where to find items when you go to look for them. Whatever you decide, try to have a plan in place before you actually begin storing your items away.

Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage

Storing your clothes in climate-controlled storage means that you will have additional security and peace of mind. It ensures that your clothes or precious belongings will never fall victim to fluctuating or extreme weather conditions. 

We all know how heat, humidity, moisture, and even extreme cold can damage items to the point of making them unusable and irreparable. Save yourself the trouble and invest in climate-controlled storage from the start.

Ultimately, climate-controlled storage ensures that your valuable and often expensive belongings will never be subject to extreme weather and the inevitable damage from these conditions. It is a necessary investment when storing the items that you love, such as your treasured shoes, handbags, coats, and wardrobe pieces.

If you are interested in learning more about climate-controlled storage in Toronto and the GTA, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here.  Climate-controlled storage is the golden standard when it comes to storing items that are of significant value including electronics, documents, vintage items, appliances, and more. Contact us today to learn more about what you should be putting in 

climate-controlled storage units.

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