by Sarah Nicholson
Need more space in your wardrobe? To make clothes easier to find and prevent them being crushed, only hang the things that really need to be hung.ÃÂ
Or hang trousers from the bar by the hems using pegs.ÃÂ
Best of all, use purpose-made narrow hangers with clips.
Keep small items, such as socks, underpants, knickers, bras, tights and handkerchiefs together in shoeboxes, biscuit boxes, small baskets or drawer dividers.ÃÂ
Scarves, belts and ties can alternatively be looped through a hanger.
To prevent moth holes in your clothing, there are some much pleasanter-smelling deterrents than mothballs. DonÃ¢ÂÂt wait until you see moths in your wardrobe Ã¢ÂÂ itÃ¢ÂÂs the larvae (grubs) that they have laid in your clothing that do the damage!
| Cedar chips or balls, bay leaves or dried lavender will all keep the horrors at bay.ÃÂ |
These can be hung round the hooks of hangers in the feet of old tights or small bags made from circles of old net curtains gathered and tied with ribbon. But donÃ¢ÂÂt let the moth deterrent come into contact with your clothes, as it could leave a stain.
If you have stored your winter woollies with mothballs, you donÃ¢ÂÂt need to wash them again to remove the smell. Simply tumble dry for 20 minutes with some scented dryer sheets (or a hanky sprinkled with a few drops of essential oils or perfume).ÃÂ