After visiting the local thrift stores for the past two years, I have accumulated a wealth of great coats, sweaters and other high end clothing I would like to take care of. I have far too many items for the space available and would like to know the best solution for storing some of these valuable jewels before the moths and black mold takes hold. The topic of garment bags comes up quite frequently when doing a search on the Internet but I would like a more professional opinion on how to properly store these items while the culling process begins to remove the less valuable bits of clothing.
I started getting into pocket squares recently and now I have a bunch, but I don’t have anywhere good to put them. Should I be hanging them to keep them from wrinkling, folding them up, or laying them flat in a drawer? I don’t want to damage them or put permanent creases in the cloth!
I don’t wear my suits on a regular basis, just for important occasions. Do I need to have them dry cleaned and pressed every time? If not, how often should I do it?
Any general tips on storing wool suits so they last longer, don’t get eaten by bugs, etc?
I just bought the most expensive pair of shoes I’ve ever owned and I want to take really good care of them. What should I be doing to store them safely?