How To Store Clothes
How To Store Clothes
Amy shows you to layer your folded clothing with the heavier items at the bottom of the stack, which will keep your clothing neater. She also shows you how to fold trousers so that they fit in the stack together by making them the same length when folded.
Hi, I'm Amy. I'm a virtual merchandiser in John Lewis Oxford Street, and today I'm going to give you a few tips on how to store clothes. Here we have a couple of folded items.
We have a polo, a pair of trousers and a shirt. Now I'll tell you when you are folding polos and trousers, you need to keep them pretty much the same size. Now, if you were stuffing them in a wardrobe you would never fold them together.
You would never keep your polos and your shirts together. This is casual and this is more smart. Now, when you're folding them you tend to get cotton at the bottom, because it is a heavier fabric, and, then, the further up the pile it's lighter.
So, you have your cotton at the bottom and maybe have your linens at the top. The same is part of your shirts, any cotton shirts you keep at the bottom of the pile and the higher up you get, so therefore, you get lighter, so your linens would be at the top of that pile, also. Now, when it comes to folding your trousers you just need to make sure that all the trousers are folded so they meet at the same length.
So, if you have cropped a pair of trousers they would be folded and made to sit at the top because they are shorter in length, but, a longer pair of trousers would be folded so that the bottom comes in and the top meets there. So, they would be the same length as a regular length pair of trousers. Now, these are a cotton pair of trousers as they are a very heavy fabric, so we need to keep them so at the bottom, and we need to make sure they stay flat.
And, again the higher up the pile you get the lighter the fabric becomes. So, therefore your linen trousers would be kept on the top. Beneath these cotton trousers you would have a pair of jeans.
Denim is heavier than cotton so therefore it would be underneath. This does not apply to your polos or your shirts because generally we don't wear denim polos. So, denim, cotton, linen - and that is my tips on how to store clothes.