Preserve your heirlooms for the next generation with these helpful hints:
- Textiles should be as clean as possible when they're stored.
- Storage space should not experience extreme temperature changes, so steer clear of basements and attics.
- It's best to store textiles flat, but if that's not possible then make sure their folds are soft, and that they're stored on top of heavier items, not underneath them.
White cotton sheets or pillowcases are the best wrapping materials. Most wrapping and tissue paper is acidic and harmful to fabric.