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    Default Can anyone recommend a good garment bag or closet scent?

    Greetings,

    I have been looking for a few closet accessories and was hoping you could help.

    I'd love to find a very simple 100% cotton (or other natural material) plain garment bag to use for my winter jackets and coats. I have a few that came with suits purchased at H Lorenzo and they are just plain black cotton, something like that would be perfect. Please let me know!

    I was also curious if anyone has found a good solution for scenting the closet. Not anti-moth cedar type stuff - more just a pleasant smell that stays on clothing like what's done at some boutiques.

    I appreciate any and all input!

    -MVM
    Last edited by MVM; 06-24-2020 at 02:45 PM.

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    I've been using the Unum Lavs Nuage Maison room spray and I love it, good for the bedroom/closet and I'll wear it out on my clothes from time to time. Good value for what you get as well. Lovely scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matglenn View Post
    I've been using the Unum Lavs Nuage Maison room spray and I love it, good for the bedroom/closet and I'll wear it out on my clothes from time to time. Good value for what you get as well. Lovely scent.
    Thanks for the suggestion! I will check it out!

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    For garment bags: the laundress.com, you don't sound like you're worried about clothes moths or carpet beetles, but still, clean everything, especially wool before you put it in storage, don't rely solely on the bag for protection. For scents, they also carry Le Labo laundry detergent- hard to go wrong with either one

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen dog View Post
    For garment bags: the laundress.com, you don't sound like you're worried about clothes moths or carpet beetles, but still, clean everything, especially wool before you put it in storage, don't rely solely on the bag for protection. For scents, they also carry Le Labo laundry detergent- hard to go wrong with either one
    Thanks!!! You're correct - my biggest worry is just dust and sunlight. The garment bags look great they're just sold out at the moment. Let me know if you have another you can recommend. Thanks again!

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    And thank you for your appreciation! They are heavy weight and great quality- I have several. I'll see if I can come up with some alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen dog View Post
    And thank you for your appreciation! They are heavy weight and great quality- I have several. I'll see if I can come up with some alternatives.
    Sounds good just let me know if you think of something! On the topic of cleaning/ in the interest of not starting a new thread I'd be open to more general closet tips for maintenance and cleaning. Any general pro-tips or revelations are welcome :) Right now I'm really just trying to figure out how to keep my clothing from getting aged and/or dusty smelling while not in use. I flip flop between folding everything into drawers vs hanging everything.

    One thing I have been trying to educate myself on lately is mold. I received a pair of trousers that had (presumably in transit)developed some powdered white mildew. I did not notice it initially and folded it into my drawer with all my other dry clean/ hand-wash only trousers. I have now removed it and will attempt to hand-wash with a bit of vinegar. What I cannot seem to figure out is if I have accidentally contaminated all my other trousers in the same drawer. I do not smell or see anything like mold on any of them but I know that spores can be dormant and a real pain. Curious if anyone has been in a similar situation. Thanks again!
    Last edited by MVM; 07-03-2020 at 05:44 PM.

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    Hi MVM,
    Another source of quality garment bags is https://www.kirbyallison.com/garment-bag.html.

    You are right to worry about mold. Yes there is a good chance the rest of your clothing in the drawer or beyond has mold spores- whether they take hold may depend on your general humidity situation- so, look and smell :-)
    Also if you are in a humid environment, definitely cloth garment bags, not that you shouldn't use them anyway.

    The Laundress is a good source for cleaning products and has answers for specific situations. For dehumidifying
    https://www.universityproducts.com/art-sorb.html- web site and product name. I found this by googling so it will give you some direction to shop around for yourself. My bookmarked museum supply site seems to have gone under
    Last edited by zen dog; 07-07-2020 at 07:14 AM. Reason: worked on links

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    I use closet dehumidifiers that they sell at any dollar shop, does the trick here in soggy Seattle. Need to be replaced every few months depending on your situation.

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