Look after your stuff while the days are warm and sunny
It's that time of year when the weather’s changing, which means I can finally get out my summer clothes - hurrah! First, however, I need somewhere to put away all of my thick jumpers and puffy coats. And here’s hoping I don’t need to see them for a very long time…
As they’re so bulky and I don’t have much space at home I like to use vacuum bags as you can store more clothes in a smaller space. Just plug the vacuum cleaner in and watch the air magically disappear. Aside from the reduction in space, they’ll also keep your coats safe from dust and damp. I then keep the bags tidied away in storage boxes neatly in
For those special items, I use bamboo garment covers to make sure my favourite dresses are safe from dust. They're great as they naturally inhibit bacteria growth, and feel soft to the touch. We also sell covers for coats and suits. While my clothes are stowed for the summer, I also make sure they’re protected from moths, by using lavender bags and moth sachets. Cedar clothes hangers are also a great way of naturally repelling moths and look a lot smarter in the wardrobe than plastic hangers.
One pleasant effect of warmer weather is you can dry your clothes outside on the line, instead of by the radiator. If your peg bag and laundry bag are looking a little worse for wear, why not get a fresh one ? These John Lewis Botanist ones feature wildflowers and butterflies to remind you summer’s here - and there are padded hangers to match.
A rotary airer is a must, and these John Lewis are lightweight and easy to use as they’ve a simple push button operation. For a more discreet look - or if your garden’s on the small side - the clever Brabantia Wallfix dryer folds neatly back against your wall so you can enjoy more of your garden. You can use The Camouflage Company's Long Grass cover to disguise your rotary airer when it’s not in use - and they make covers for garden furniture as well.