How to Store Pillows in a Closet

If you are thinking about buying new pillows, you need to find a way to store the old ones in a manner that won’t bring them harm, especially if you intend to keep them in storage for a long time.

Fortunately, most pillows are quite light and portable. As such, storing them shouldn’t present much of a challenge, especially if you know what you are doing:

Follow 9 simple steps to store pillows in a closet

1). Pillows

Before you can start shoving pillows into your closet, you need to take a moment to identify the pillows you want to store. You don’t want to go through the trouble of packing your pillows away only to remember at the worst possible moment that you wanted to keep using one or two pillows.

Look through your pillows and clearly identify and separate the ones you want to put in storage.

2). Closet

Once you have identified the pillows that must be stored, you can consider your storage options. Don’t just settle for the nearest closet. Find one in your home that is most spacious. This will give you additional storage options. Your pillows are also less likely to suffer damage if they are stored in a spacious location.

3). Vacuum bags

Once you identify the appropriate closet, you can’t just throw your pillows in. That won’t keep them safe. You should consider putting them in vacuum bags.

Stuff the pillows in the bag, attach the bag to a vacuum cleaner with a hose and use it to suck all the air out. This will shrink the bag, creating an airtight seal. Vacuum bags are designed to reduce the amount of space your pillows occupy.

More importantly, they will protect the pillows from dangerous elements like mold, mildew, and dirt. You can even rely on vacuum bags to keep insects and bad smells out.

Once the pillow is inside the bag, you can place the bag in the closet. If you don’t have a vacuum bag on hand, you can use an ordinary plastic trash bag. If you have a vacuum cleaner, you can still use it to suck the air out of the trash bag.

4). Boxes

If you don’t have vacuum bags or trash bags, you can just throw your pillows in boxes before putting them on a shelf in your closet. You should label the boxes to make them easier to identify.

They won’t keep pests, dirt, and mold out. But they are an effective organizational tool. You can use them to store your pillows in the closet based on categories like color, size, and shape.

5). Basket

If boxes do not meet your aesthetic preferences, use baskets. You can find baskets in a variety of styles and colors. Place the pillows in the baskets before positioning the baskets in the closet.

You have the option of placing the pillows in vacuum bags before placing them in either boxes or baskets. A basket, on its own, won’t keep pests and dirt out.

6). Pillowcase

Regardless of whether you are using vacuum bags, boxes, or baskets, you should always place the pillow in a clean case. This adds an extra layer of protection

7). Plastic wrap

You can store your pillows in plastic without creating an airtight seal. For some people, it might be easier to wrap the pillow in a breathable plastic material that can be secured with packing tape.

This approach will appeal to people that do not have a vacuum cleaner. However, you shouldn’t wrap the pillow too tightly before storing it. You might alter the shape permanently depending on the material from which the pillow is made.

8). Stacking

Once the pillows are inside the closet, do not place anything heavy on top of them. You can stack the pillows on top of one another. However, you shouldn’t add other heavy objects on top of the pillows.

9). Moisture

The closet should be dry. If it has damp walls, the closet will introduce mold, mildew, and pests to your pillows. Ensure that the closet is in a cool and dry place. Avoid closets in places like damp basements and attics.

Do not forget to clean your pillows before you store them. Pillows accumulate sweat and body oils from the people that use them. If you store your pillows without first removing these substances, the fabric will stain and discolor.

The pillow as a whole will also suffer some damage. For this reason, be sure to clean the pillows beforehand.

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