Storing summer clothing and textiles: Not just clothing, but linens, towels, and other textiles should be sorted out throughout the fall. Donate everything you don’t wear or haven’t used in a long time, and get rid of anything that is too worn or broken. Before putting things away, wash everything and fix any rips or stains. Protect summer clothes, beach towels, caps, and swimsuits from moisture and light by storing them in fabric bags or plastic containers.