A nice purse can be an expensive investment, and keeping favorites in good shape requires proper storage. Whether your collection is large or small, here are some tips from Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte on how to properly store purses.
Clean Your Purses Regularly
Empty out purses you aren’t currently using, and wipe them down inside and out. Most purses can be cleaned with a damp cloth, but suede and delicate leather should be wiped down with a dry cloth instead.
Cleaning your purses regularly maintains their appearance, and removes any build-up of dirt or oils from your hands that can cause delicate materials to break down.
Store Purses With Care
Avoid storing purses anywhere damp, as this can cause mold and mildew to grow on the material. A cool, dry place away from strong light is best. In Charlotte, where humidity is high, you can place silica gel bags in your purse to help cut moisture.
Store purses upright, with any zippers or fastenings closed. If your purse has heavy hardware on the handles, lay them over the body of the purse to avoid pulling on the material. To help maintain your bag’s shape and prevent creases, you can use a purse shaper, or fill bags with tissue paper or bubble wrap.
Dust covers are designed to protect your handbags from dust, dirt, and other debris that could damage them. These covers come in a variety of sizes and materials, so you can find one that fits your bag perfectly. But avoid plastic and use a breathable fabric. Plastic will damage leather, especially in humid conditions.
Consider a Purse Cabinet
If you have a large collection, consider a closet update! Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte can help you design and create a space meant to store your handbags. Whether you prefer open cubbies and shelving, or glass-fronted cabinets, we can build a design to fit your style. Contact us today for a free in-home consultation!