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How to Protect Your Wedding Dress in Storage in Las Vegas

June 14, 2017

There are few items that hold more sentimental value than a wedding dress, which is why the vast majority of women hold onto their dresses for the rest of their lives. But, if your voluminous wedding dress is taking up space in your closet, you may feel tempted to get rid of it just so you have more room for your clothes. Don’t make this mistake! Instead of tossing your wedding dress, protect it by putting it in storage in Las Vegas. Here’s how:

Have it professionally cleaned.

Before putting any article of clothing into storage, it should be professionally cleaned, and a wedding dress is no exception. Find a professional cleaning company near you that knows how to properly clean and preserve wedding dresses. Even if the dress smells brand new and there aren’t any visible stains, you should have it cleaned to remove any dirt and oils that may be lingering on the fabric.

Buy a wedding gown box.

It’s recommended that you keep the wedding dress inside a wedding gown box within the storage unit. You can find these online or at local bridal boutiques. Be sure that you buy a size that is big enough to comfortably fit your dress. Before putting your dress inside the box, put it inside a cloth garment bag to add one more layer of protection.
Be very careful as you place your dress inside the wedding gown box. Bring the sleeves underneath the bodice of the dress, and then fold the bodice back to lay on top of the skirt. Continue to fold until you are able to fit the gown inside the box. Be sure that the folds are loose enough that they do not create creases in the fabric. If you leave creases, these can be difficult to remove once you decide to take the dress out of storage. Learn how to preserve and store your wedding gown.

Find a storage unit.

Now, it’s time to rent a storage unit where you can keep your wedding dress.  Heat can be damaging to high end fabrics, so it's very important to find a facility that offers air cooled units. 

Visit the storage unit.

Make an effort to visit your storage unit about once a year even if you don’t need to remove any of your items. Why? It’s wise to open the box that contains your wedding dress once a year to check on the dress and see how it is holding up. 
Now that you know how to keep your beloved wedding dress safely inside a storage unit, it’s time to find the right storage unit facility for your needs. The go-to storage unit facility for residents of Las Vegas is Storage Durango Blue Diamond! Contact us today at 702-361-3304 or visit us online at