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5 Tricks When Storing Your Bags

Don't just stuff your bags inside the closet! Let these tips guide you


Proper storage for your bags is a must! Whether you own a handbag or a purse, you should give them the tender loving care they deserve. Keep your bags in good condition with the help of these organizing ideas to maintain its quality.

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Read the original article ("It's in the Bag!") in the January 2011 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Keep these tricks in mind:

Utilize dust cloths

Don’t throw away the dust cloths that come with your purchase! When it comes to bags that you do not use often, their original storage bags are your best bet when it comes to storing them properly. Another option would be to wrap them in cotton pillowcases. A standard 2'x30' pillowcase is a good average to store most bags.

Wrap metal accessories

When storing your bags, especially those you will not use for a long time, wrap all metal accessories: chains, rings and studs so they don’t leave markings on other bags. You may use a piece of cloth or tissue for this. Chain handles should be tucked inside the bag as these may scratch leather surfaces around it. Fastenings and buckles must be undone too so they don’t leave impressions on the bag.

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Stuff with tissue

To keep your bags in good shape, you may use tissue as stuffing material; or any alternative, acid-free filing. Never use old newspapers as the ink and chemicals may cause a reaction and damage your bags. Over tissue paper though, bubble wrap or wrapping bags even do better as they don’t attract moths as much as tissue paper.

Remove moisture

Moisture might accumulate inside your bags if you don’t use them daily. Place a container of baking soda at the back of your closet to help absorb odors and moisture. Doing so will help avoid damage to your prized belongings.

Easy access

Store the handbags you use regularly in an easily accessible area like on the side or top shelf in your closet. You may organize them by size or by color. Never place your bags on the floor unless they are inside storage boxes or openly hung on hooks.

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