Get Winter Ready: Take Your Coats Out of Self Storage
The leaves are falling, and the air is getting pretty chilly – that means it’s time to start pulling your winter coats out of self storage. Here in the south, we may not get as much snow as other parts of the country, but we still experience temperatures below freezing throughout the winter. It’s essential to stay warm during this season, and your winter coat is your first line of defense against the cold. In this post, we’ll talk about why it’s time to retrieve your winter coat from self storage and how to keep it in good condition throughout the season.
1. Protect yourself from the cold
As the temperatures drop, it’s important to keep yourself warm and protected from the cold. A good winter coat can provide you with the insulation and shielding you need to brave the elements. A coat made of heavy materials such as wool or down can trap heat and keep your body temperature up, preventing frostbite, hypothermia, and other cold-related issues.
2. Take care of your coat
When you retrieve your coat from self storage, it’s essential to take good care of it to ensure it lasts throughout the season. A dirty coat can harbor bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can make you sick, so make sure you wash it thoroughly before wearing it. If your coat is made of materials that can’t be machine-washed, take it to a professional cleaner.
3. Check for damages
Inspect your winter coat for any damages that may have occurred while it was worn during the last winter season. Look for holes, ripped seams, missing buttons, and other signs of wear and tear. If you notice any damages, have them repaired as soon as possible. Not only will this extend the life of your coat, but it will also prevent cold air from seeping in through the damaged areas.
Your coat isn’t the only thing you’ll need to stay warm during the winter. Accessorize with hats, gloves, scarves, and boots to keep every part of your body protected from the cold. Choose accessories made of thick, warm materials like wool, and make sure they fit properly to maximize insulation.
5. Store your coat properly
When the winter season is over, don’t forget to store your coat properly so it will be in good condition for next year. Clean it thoroughly, and store it in a dry, cool place with plenty of space for air circulation. You can either hang or fold your coat. Either way, make sure you place it into a garment bag or bin to keep dust from accumulating on it.
Getting your winter coat out of self storage is a crucial step to prepare for the cold months ahead. By following these tips, you can keep your coat in good condition and protect yourself from the cold. Stay warm and enjoy all the season has to offer!
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