Tips for protecting winter clothes and shoes

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By Suze Solari

Wardrobe Consultant

Wondering how to keep (expensive!) cold-weather clothes in good shape and at the ready for the next deep freeze? Oak Parker and stylist Suze Solari has some helpful tips.

  • To avoid holey sweaters: Moth worms are to blame for those little round holes in your cashmere and lamb's-wool pieces. These critters are attracted to food, perfume and bacteria, so the trick to thwarting them is to clean garments before storing them. For added protection, use a few cedar blocks or herbal moth repellent sachets.
  • To avoid stretching knits: Fine knits keep their shape best when folded and stacked on shelves or in a drawer (no more than three deep). Heavier-gauge knit garments can be hung on padded hangers. Bonus tip: Check your knits for pilling and clean them up so they're ready for next season.

For more of Suze's tips visit her post on PureWow. 

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suze solari from  

Posted: February 10th, 2015 7:00 PM

My pleasure, Smith; happy you found the tips helpful - keep reading!

Smith Corka from Maroubra  

Posted: January 29th, 2015 12:34 AM

Hello Suze, Thanks for these wonderful tips to protect our winter clothes and shoes. Now, our clothes can enjoy long life. Thanks Smith

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