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Protect Garments from Fabric-Damaging Pests

You’ve made a significant investment in your wardrobe, so it makes sense that you’d want to protect it. Clothes need protection against bugs and dust, as well as heat and humidity that can cause mildew and fading. Insects can cause the most damage and should be your number one concern. There are three simple steps to protecting your wardrobe:

  1. Clean
  2. Repel
  3. Contain

(If you currently have a pest problem, you should first use an insecticide to eliminate the bugs before following these steps.)

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Keeps my clothes smelling fresh
Keeps my clothes fresh
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Keeps my clothes fresh

Keeps my clothes fresh

I use Prairie Aire, which is a natural air freshener that also absorbs odors. The Container Store sells them and they come from a company called Earth-Kind. I really like the Fresh Adventure - makes my clothes smell fresh and clean no matter how long they have been hanging in my closet. I also use their Fresh Cab natural mouse control - keeps mice from nesting in my closet and chewing my clothes.

PhotoBetty from Bismarck, ND
Fresh out of storage

I use dryer softner sheets in with cotton sweaters and summer items when storing for the winter. For wool and winter items in storage for summer, I place the dryer sheets between a paper towel. Everything smells fresh and clean when removed from Container Store clear zippered containers or plastic bins with lids. When taken out for use for the new season, there is no need to rewash or dry clean.

MsDolittle from Wimberley, TX

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Compact, Dust-Free Storage for Movie Collections

Tall Shoe Box with DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves
Tall Shoe Box with DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves
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Tall Shoe Box with DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves

Tall Shoe Box with DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves
Looking for a dust-free way to keep your DVD collection and save TONS of space at the same time? Do what I did…try The Container Store’s Tall Shoe Box in combination with DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves (also sold at The Container Store). A... read more
Looking for a dust-free way to keep your DVD collection and save TONS of space at the same time? Do what I did…try The Container Store’s Tall Shoe Box in combination with DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves (also sold at The Container Store). A DiscSox sleeve holds the cover art from the DVD case plus two DVD discs in a fraction of the space of a regular DVD case. One of the attached pics shows 52 DVDs in DiscSox, plus 48 empty DiscSox in the Tall Shoe Box. This box will easily hold 75 filled DiscSox, all dust free, and compact enough to fit in your TV console, on a shelf, etc. WOW!!! The Tall Shoe Box and DiscSox DVD Pro sleeves are truly a match made in heaven! Also, if you are like me and still have some “oldies but goodies” on VHS tapes, note that the Tall Shoe Box also fits VHS tapes, as well as regular DVD cases and certain “boxed” DVD collections (see attached pic). The Tall Shoe Boxes are see through (great if you are storing your items alphabetically in multiple boxes) and also acid free (great for tapes). Go get yours today!
DonnaR from Yonkers, NY
Referenced Products: Our Tall Shoe Box  | DiscSox® DVD Pro
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grocery list

I shop at different grocery stores, so I create my list by department (produce, dairy, meats, freezer, etc.). I save time and also avoid aisles that might lead to impulsive buys.
Dama4 from Oak Brook, IL
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kitchen storage

I purchased 2 of the three rack spice storage shelves and put them on the inside of the pantry door. I love it and it saved so much space. I also purchase the grocery bag storage container and we mounted it on the inside of the pantry door.... read more
I purchased 2 of the three rack spice storage shelves and put them on the inside of the pantry door. I love it and it saved so much space. I also purchase the grocery bag storage container and we mounted it on the inside of the pantry door. everything looks so neat the main tip for the spice racks is to use longer screws than what comes with it I also bought my daughter 2 of the 3 shelf spice racks she also loves them
mollydot from
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