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janedi
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 Posted August 3rd, 2011 06:38 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I'd like some advice for storing clothes. Particularly baby clothes. How do you prevent them from getting yellow age spots on them...or does this only happen if you store them for a very long time?
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southernmommyof2
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 Posted August 3rd, 2011 10:53 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I was very picky when storing my son's clothes. I tried to make sure there were no spots. They were in storage in the attic for a couple years. I got them down to sell on my yard sale and could not believe how they looked. There were hardly any that didn't have yellow spots. Most of them came out with soaking them. I don't know if it makes a difference if they are not stored where it's hot or not.
Glenda~ wife of Kevin & mom to Andre' (5) & Deanna (2).
   
MrsLee
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 Posted August 4th, 2011 12:31 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
From my experience, yellow spots just come with the territory. But it's amazing how they come out again with soaking. I recommend only storing the stuff you really like. If you didn't like it with this child, you won't like it with the next one either. There are 8 years between my girls, and I can't believe how ugly stuff looks after being stored all this time. I put all my stuff in plastic totes to keep mice, etc. out.
-Yvonne, mom to Allison (12), Audric (8), Cameron (6), Chloe (3), and Lincoln (born 10/18/2013)

   
rachi882
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 Posted August 4th, 2011 08:21 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I made sure all my baby clothes were spotless when I put them in storage. But 10% of them usually have spots within months.
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rallyjan
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 Posted August 4th, 2011 11:58 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I read somewhere that the yellow spots are enzymes from the milk in spit-up etc. that just show up after not being washed in a while. Mine always came out with an overnight soak in Oxyclean, then run through the washer. Think I sprayed some stain remover on them, too.
As for storing, nothing beats plastic totes! I would put a piece of tape along the side or edge, then mark what clothes are in it, like "Girls 0-3 mo." or whatever catagory you choose. When Z was growing so fast, I had one tote marked "Outgrown clothes", then put anything that was too small into it until I was ready for yardsale or donate.
Someone also told me to store them in an area where the temperature changes are not extreme, such as an indoor closet or storage area. She said very hot or cold temperatures will weaken elastic.

Jan
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Jenn
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 Posted August 4th, 2011 05:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
My mom gave me a tip on getting spots out of baby clothes.

1 gallon boiling water
1/2 cup dishwasher detergent

Mix and soak clothes in it overnight, then wash as normal the next day. The clothes come out looking almost like new.

Jenn
wife to Gabriel
mommy to:
Morgan, in heaven May 2, 2009
Bronwyn May 18, 2010
Gregory October 21, 2011
Nicholas July 2, 2014
   
rachi882
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 Posted August 4th, 2011 07:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Quote:
rallyjan wrote:
I read somewhere that the yellow spots are enzymes from the milk in spit-up etc. that just show up after not being washed in a while.



My little girl NEVER spit up and I found spots on her clothes too.

Rachal

   
Jarby
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 Posted August 7th, 2011 05:07 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Quote:
rallyjan wrote:
She said very hot or cold temperatures will weaken elastic.


I have found this to be true.

Mommy to 5
   
Momof2
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 Posted March 30th, 2012 08:42 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I recently read that you should store clothes in cardboard or fabric storage boxes. Has anyone found stains from storing them in those? I usually use Rubbermaids and yes, there are new stains when they're pulled out.
Amber
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cherylburk
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 Posted March 30th, 2012 07:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I have stored mine in big Rubbermaid totes and they didn't get spots on them. I didn't have them in an attic where they could get really hot, so I don't know if that would make a difference.
Cheryl ~wife to Tom
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