They may be small but bugs, moths and silverfish can do big harm to your clothes in the off season.
Silverfish love to hang out in dark cool places like your wardrobe and it seems they love to nestle into your warm cozy jumpers just as much as you do.
How many times have you pulled out your favorite winter woollen in May only to discover that it has been the top meal on the menu for a family of silverfish who, unbeknown to you, moved in over the summer?
Well it has happened to me plenty of times so a few years ago I put a calendar reminder in my phone and made sure it was recurring so that I would never forget to pack up my woollens for the summer.
It is all part of the ‘Spring Cleaning’ process I do when sorting my wardrobe for each season.
To ensure you have an efficient working wardrobe you should regularly tidy and rearrange to make sure that the appropriate clothes for the current season are organised and close to hand.? I don’t know about you but I don’t have time to be looking for the top that goes with that skirt. I need it to all be there in front of me, ready and waiting for that perfect match.
So back to those pesky silverfish…with proper storage and treatment, you can make sure your best pieces last for years to come. Firstly prevention is better than cure so purchase some pest repellent strips, cedar balls or lavender sachets as they emit a smell that is noxious to silverfish.
To be safe I like to pack my woollens in vacuum sealed bags. Not only does it free up space in your wardrobe, it also ensures your garments are protected from dirt, bugs, silverfish, moisture and odours. It guarantees no holey jumpers when the cooler months roll around and that can only be a good thing.
Now is also a good time to get your winter coats and suits dry cleaned so they will be all ready for next year.
It is worth the time and effort to maintain a healthy and well organised wardrobe.