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How do I store my suit and white dress shirt so that they last

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How do I store my suit and white dress shirt so that they last a long time and moths don't get to it? Will my white dress shirt turn yellow? If so, how do I prevent this?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
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Expert:  10cowife replied 6 years ago.
I would suggest a hanging suit bag with cedar or hung in a cedar closet to prevent the moths.


As far as yellowing, it depends on how your shirts have been laundered thus far. Dry cleaning solvents actually are the culprit in turning a shirt yellow over time (aside from yellow armpit stains which, incidentally, are from the makeup of the deodorant you use and NOT from sweat itself). Yellowing may be inevitable.

Here is a good article about caring for -- and storing -- dress shirts, but, again, this depends entirely on how the shirts have been cleaned.


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Edited by 10cowife on 9/19/2010 at 4:22 PM EST
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