putting away the winter and unpacking the spring...
storing the old to make way for the new is one of our favorite things...even if the "new" is a favorite item from last year, keeping it packed and out of sight until the weather is right keeps your collection feeling fresh every season
just follow a few simple rules-of-thumb for properly storing your winter items:
roll up-- don't fold-- wools, cashmere, and heavy silks in tissue paper to minimize wrinkling
store in airtight containers with lavender or cedar sachets to keep moths at bay (make your own, or try the sachets by native scents)
most importantly, be sure the wool is clean before packing...
caring for wool and cashmere (it's easy!):
generally, aside from spot cleaning with seltzer or cool water, you shouldn't need to wash your wool except when getting ready to store it (moths are especially attracted to body oils). dry cleaning is pricey and often unnecessary; we at tumbleweed like to hand wash. using cool water and a gentle shampoo (like this one) gently swish your wool items in the sink or tub, and let soak for 10 minutes. rinse twice, then lay flat to dry away from direct sunlight. be sure it's totally dry before packing it away.
...then stop by tumbleweed and check out our gorgeous new sunny weather dresses!