How to keep your summer clothes fresh through the winter

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How to keep your summer clothes fresh through the winter

There's a chill in the air.  It's time to pack away our summer clothes and make way for our winter woolies.

It is also an ideal time to give the wardrobe and drawers a thorough clean to remove and prevent any moth infestation.

Moths are mainly drawn to human sweat, hair and body oil that are left on clothing, particularly those made of natural fibres ( wool, feathers, fur, silk. ) It is not the adult moth that causes the damage – they do not have mouths – so holes in clothes are actually made from the moth larvae.  Therefore it is important to wash your clothes before you store them.

Then, before filling your wardrobe and drawers with your winter clothes, give it a clean with Frosch Vinegar Cleaner.

Moth eggs/larvae aren’t particularly hardy and white vinegar is a strong but natural cleaner.  While it cleans it changes the pH of anything on the surface being scrubbed and kills any moth eggs and larvae.

And the added surfactant in Frosch Vinegar Cleaner makes it a more efficient insecticide and adds to the cleaning properties of vinegar.

Ideally, use a spray solution of 1 part  Frosch Vinegar Cleaner and 1 part water.

If the wardrobe or dresser has shelves remove these before cleaning so that the gaps between the wall of the wardrobe and shelf can also be cleaned.  That is because this is where cloth moths preferably like to hang around.  In addition to the cleaning with vinegar-based cleaners and soap solutions you can also bring the hair dryer into action.  Turn the hair dryer to the highest temperature setting and slowly move it over corner, edges and cracks of wardrobes and dresser.  The high temperatures will kill the moths.

Then dust off those warm winter layers - it's cold out there!

 


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