Just before I sorted out my summer clothes and selected my outfits for Paris I did a final clear out of my wardrobe and packed away all my winter clothes. Part of this process was protecting my precious woollies from the dreaded clothes moths
Did you know that moths have increased in population by over 100% in recent years? As I only have a small space for my clothes in our bedroom I have to store my off-season clothes in our garage. I often see the small brown moths flying around looking for somewhere nice and cosy to lay their eggs. Of course, this means I have to be very careful in the way I store my clothes.
I make sure that all my sweaters are washed and clean and that any garments that need dry cleaning are taken to the dry cleaners before I pack them away. I spray my hanging garments with moth spray and then cover them with a garment bag. In the past, I have used a standard moth spray, functional but the smell was not great.
I was thrilled to be sent a more environmentally friendly solution, a Chrysanthemum moth spray from Totalwardrobecare It contains no artificial or synthetic ingredients. It smells divine, a mixture of Chrysanthemum flowers and lavender.
I was also sent some other toys to play with. A moth box to catch the pesky little things. I think I might also buy a couple of their knitwear storage bags, they look much better than the current ones I have.
You can download a free ebook “A life in stitches”, from the Totalcarewebsite. It is a professional guide to caring for your wardrobe.
Do you have any tips for dealing with these voracious creatures?
Now to a more uplifting subject, I am just back from a wonderful trip to Paris. Susan of Une femme and I took lots of photos. It will take me a few days to process them but I hope to get a post out this coming Monday showing how well my capsule travel wardrobe worked and how we explored the 16th arrondissement.
Disclaimer: The moth products were gifted to me. I tried them all out and would genuinely recommend them.