4 Bag Storage Solutions that You Need to Try Today

Don't drown in your sea of totes, purses, and clutches with these handy tips

Original Article: Katherine Lopez and Tala Singson

How do you reward yourself? Some buy shoes, others prefer accessories, while there are those who would love to buy new books.

If you're the type who gets a new bag from time to time, we're sure that you already have more than 10 pieces in your closet! How do you keep these organized? Do you use hooks, racks, and shelves? Interior designer Hannah Acab-Faustino shares these helpful must-dos that can help and guide you:

Main photos from Shelterness and Beneath My Heart.

Create a system

Having an organized system at home can help you keep your bags under control. “Try to have a storage that makes it easy for you to see your options. Avoid putting them one on top of the other, because it will be harder to select. Likewise, your bags might get deformed,” shares Hannah.

Photo from Shelterness.

Segregate your bags

Do you find it hard to look for your bag inside the closet? Segregating them per color or material will be a huge help! “If possible, arrange them according to color or even material. For leather goods, it’s best to air them once in awhile rather than storing them in closed containers,” the designer suggests.

Photo from Shelterness.

Explore alternatives when storing your prized bags

"For bags that you regularly use, you can hang them on nice racks, or attach pegs on a wall for your bag display. Just a word of caution: do not display too many to avoid clutter,” Hannah explains.

Use display cases

If you have designer bags that you wish to display as a collection, you can use display cases. “For small bags that you occasionally use, put them in display cases, stylishly arranged together with some of your items in open shelves,” she suggests.

Photo from Beneath My Heart.

This snippet originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of Real Living Magazine. Minor edits have been made by the editors. Log on to for more details.

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