So I’m in the middle of a major spring cleaning here at home. I try to refresh the home once a year, but this cleaning has been major. I got rid of about half my clothing, things I’ve been holding on to for years, thinking– “maybe someday I will be a size 2 again.” No, Tori, you won’t be. Frankly, I don’t even want to be a size 2 anymore. I’ve learned to love my curves. I’ve earned them! The good news is our friend’s daughter will fit into the size 2 stuff just fine. She is very happy that I’ve started “The Great Closet Purging of 2014.”
As I was going through all of my sweaters to pack them away for spring and summer, I was shocked to discover a moth infestation. Some of my prettiest sweaters – cashmere pieces that I’ve invested in hoping they’d last me a lifetime – were full of little holes. I began to research it online, and apparently those naughty moths have a taste for the finer fabrics in life. That means your nicest sweaters, scarves and wraps are their number one target. Awesome.
I’ve separated the moth-eaten clothing from the rest of my closet. Now I’m wondering about the best way to deal with it. Have any of you had this problem in the past? I’ve made sure that no sweaters are moved to my friend’s house until they’re completely moth-free. I don’t want to share moths with her closet! There is a lot of conflicting advice online about how to handle this. I’m not sure how effective moth balls would be in this situation, and really, who wants that smell lingering on their clothing? A natural solution would be preferable to me. I’ve read that moths are repelled by the smell of cedar and lavender, which is intriguing.
Have any of you dealt with a moth infestation before? Any advice would be much appreciated!