Vacuum Seal Your Winter Wear For The Next Snow Fall
Did you find that your jackets were all crumpled up and dirty this winter, even though you actually cleaned them before storing? Clothes kept out in the open, even if in a plastic bag can gather dust, crumple and lose its integrity. This happens because of dust in the air and various pollutants that tend to gradually eat away through fabric. Remember that air carries microbes too that usually thrive in a moist and dark environment. Our clothes tend to offer a perfect breeding ground for such airborne organisms.
How Does Mold Form?
Mold needs a gestation period, some time before it can bloom. Hence, detecting it in the nascent stages is actually difficult. However, once they get the right environment they tend to sprout rather quickly. Maybe you packed your winter clothes in a hurry before giving them a chance to dry and air out? Or have you left them in the basement in a box for far too long? Either ways, mold can form just about anytime and anywhere and they are a serious danger not just to your clothes but also to your health – especially the black type mold.
Vacuum sealing completely eliminates all traces of air from within a plastic pouch and by doing so it also extract moisture leaving absolutely nothing behind. If you were to vacuum seal all your winter wear, you could in theory store them away for years without having to worry about mold and gradual deterioration. But first go read some vacuum sealer reviews and get yourself one that is large and suitable for sealing clothes. Then sort through you winter wear separating sweaters from large jackets. You can actually pack all your sweaters in a large jumbo pack and seal them together as sweaters tend to squeeze close. As for your jackets, it is best to use a single pouch for each so as to ensure complete vacuum inside.