Any suggestions for winter clothing storage in NYC

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  1. tgfny

    tgfny Senior member

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    I know Garde Robe, but they are stupidly expensive if you aren't storing women's couture. Anyone find a reasonable way to store your wool and cashmere winter suits?
     


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    Rent a locker at one of those indoor storage places in Manhattan along the West Side Highway? I can't imagine that they are THAT CHEAP, but probably a less expensive alternative than one of the professional wardrobe managing firms. Just be sure to de-moth, toss half a cedar tree inside with your suits, and let them hang out until next fall.
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Put your clothes along with some moth balls into Space Bags then vacuum-seal them. Put the bags into airtight container boxes with more moth balls.

    I also suggest those storage places NCT recommended. I had one in the 40's and WSH, opened 24/7. It's easily accessible via cross-town buses. You gain access to your floor with a magnetic card.
     


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    A lot of people say those space bags are worthless. Any place you can get reasonable quality vacuum-sealed bags?

    dan
     


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    Isn't it difficult to get the mothball smell out of your clothes? I always thought cedar was a better option.
     


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    Does it make sense to put it in a trunk, or should everything be hung up?
     


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    discostu004 Affiliate vendor

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    am i the only one who takes them for storage at the cleaners? i think they charge me $15.95 for 15 pieces, i drop them off and pick them up around mid sept. pretty sweet
     


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    Moth balls kill and repel, cedar only repels.

    The no-brand space bags I got from Target work better and costs a lot cheaper than the branded ones. But still, they don't last long, one season in my case.
     


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    i'm with you lance..cleaners is best place,,plus with limited closet speace here in nyc apts it's nice to have soe breathing space for all the summer lightweights...$15.95 for 15 pieces great..cost that much for 3 or 4 here..
     


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    am i the only one who takes them for storage at the cleaners? Â i think they charge me $15.95 for 15 pieces, i drop them off and pick them up around mid sept. Â pretty sweet
    i'm with you lance..cleaners is best place,,plus with limited closet speace here in nyc apts it's nice to have soe breathing space for all the summer lightweights...$15.95 for 15 pieces great..cost that much for 3 or 4 here..
    Would it be prudent to trust the cleaners to store my nice suits when I don't trust them enough to ever have them clean them? dan
     


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