There are a number of different things you should know when learning how to store suits properly, so that they can be worn again in the future and not attacked by bugs that like to eat and lay eggs in clothing. This may cost a little extra money within your closet, but the protection it will offer your wardrobe will save you a substantial amount of money in the future, as your suits will be protected for you and future generations of your family who you can pass these fine garments down to. Check out a few of the suit storing tips listed below.
Lining the inside of your closet or place where you will be storing your suits is a first necessary step to protecting these garments from moths who will try and nest in them, lay eggs and eat holes in the clothes, as cedar is a natural insect repellant. An added benefit of a cedar-lined closet or clothing storage is that cedar absorbs natural body odors which may not have been entirely removed through laundering or dry cleaning, meaning your clothes will naturally smell better when they are removed. So the small added cost of lining the inside of your closet with cedar is well worth it.
Suits should be divided based upon what season they are meant for. Lighter colored suits should be worn only in the spring and summer months, the warmer months. Darker blue, black and gray suits should usually only be worn during the winter months. So each should be stored in the months they are not worn and a place for each of these seasonal suits should be established in the closet or storage space, so that they can be easily put in or taken out when their season comes around or ends.
While some people think hanging a suit in a bag is a good idea in order to keep it in the best possible condition, this is only true when you are travelling. When in storage or hanging in your closet, suits should just be hung on a hanger, as the open air is good for them. Suits in bags often become a bit musty, gathering dust and sometimes even allowing moths or other insects to survive, despite other precautions which may have been taken to prevent this. So keep your suit bags with your luggage, because you won't need them.
Make sure the slacks of each suit match the jacket they are being stored with. While this may be a no-brainer for people who only have a couple of vastly different suits, men with numerous suits in virtually the same shade of color made by different designers often struggle with parts of their suits not matching exactly. So before you store your suits for an extended period of time, make sure everything is properly matched, so that you're not having to go back through each article of clothing in your suit collection when you plan to wear them when you finally remove them from storage.