When it comes to your collection of Lilly cardigans, you’ll want to protect your investment and organize them so they’re quick to find and ready (i.e. wrinkle-free) when you need them. But that’s easier said than done. When you’ve got the Tatum in five colors, it’s always the one you need that’s nowhere to be found!
Your storage method will have to balance shelf space, closet space, and the quirks of your home. So, while there’s no best way for everyone, we’ve got a few tips to try when it comes to sweater storage.
If you’re lucky enough to have open shelves, this method allows you to organize your sweaters for easy access. Simply fold in the traditional way and stack one on top of another. Keeping your sweaters separate from other items of clothes helps them avoid the crush that creases.
Rolling has the advantage of maximizing limited drawer space, especially when it comes to bulky or chunky sweaters that resist neat rectangles. This method is especially suitable for chunky sweaters and long-term storage.
This method does a lot of things well: avoids wrinkles, maximizes drawer space, and lets you see a little bit of each sweater. You can fold your sweaters as normal and slide them in like folders, or fold them into stiff thirds for even easier “filing.”
Cashmere and Wool
You’ll want to store these in a cool, dry dresser drawer or shelf. To keep your favorite sweaters safe from moths, you may wish to invest in moth-proof bags or sleeves. Go ahead and roll or stack these items according to your preference, to keep your Terri Cashmere Wraps and other pieces safe and unwrinkled.
Wire hangers may stretch a sweater out, but there are more specialized hangers available if you find yourself short of drawer space. This can also be a good way to organize embellished pieces, with appliques that could snag easily if stacked. Fold your sweater over and hang it on the lower bar like you would with a pair of pants.
Soft, velvet hangers or wood are better than wire if you don’t have a hanger bar. And we’d avoid folding our cashmere sweaters this way. It’s better to treat those like delicates in a drawer of their own.
How to Get Wrinkles Out of Sweaters Without an Iron
If your sweaters have gotten creased, no worries! If you’re at home and have an iron on hand, de-wrinkling them is a fast fix. But what if you’re traveling, or in a hurry? If you take a morning shower, try hanging your sweater up while you get ready—and let the steam do the work. While you’re in the bathroom, you can also use your hair dryer and a dab of water to finish the job.