How to Store Leather Bags in Humid Weather
Leather bags are a staple fashion piece that many have in their closets. Bags of this material can also be costly and must be stored correctly, especially during humid and hot weather. Do not let the hot temperatures and weather damage your leather bags while in storage. You must take the necessary steps to prevent damage to your beloved leather bags to protect the material and increase its longevity for many years. At XYZ Storage, we want to help you by providing you with tips on how to store your leather handbags in humid weather.
The Importance of Storing Your Leather Bags Properly
We are going to start first by taking you through some of the main reasons why storing your leather handbags properly is important for the following reasons.
- To preserve the appearance of your leather by maintaining the integrity of the colour of your leather bag.
- Extend the longevity of your leather by keeping it in peak condition through proper storage.
- Prevent damage from the change in humidity and temperature levels of the environment where your leather bags are stored.
- It’s better for the environment when you do not have to keep purchasing new leather bags due to the stains, rips, and damage to your leather. Not only will you be protecting your leather bag, but also it is more sustainable and better for the environment.
Overall, storing your leather bags properly would be worth the extra time and effort to protect your investment and avoid having to replace them in the future.
Factors That Can Ruin Your Leather Bags
If you own leather bags there are several factors to keep in mind to avoid unwanted damage to your leather bags.
- Excess moisture in the air can lead to mold and mildew on the surface of your leather bag which unfortunately may be difficult to reverse once the damage is done.
- Avoid leaving your leather bags in an unsanitary environment, especially a space that is likely to collect dust and dirt and result in potentially damaging your leather bags.
- Leaving your leather bags in direct sunlight can severely damage your leather bag and should be avoided.
- Spilling water, juice, soda, or any other liquid on your leather bags can leave stains on them.
- Using harsh chemicals can strip the natural oils and damage your leather bags.
Ultimately, improper care, maintenance, and storage of your leather bag can cause it to reduce its lifespan and quality.
How to Store and Maintain Your Leather Bags in Humid Weather
When purchasing a leather bag the excitement of owning one can wear off over time which means you are more inclined to throw it in a pile with all of your other bags. This is why it is important to take the necessary precautions to store and maintain your leather bags, especially in humid weather which is one of the top reasons for long-term damage. It will be worth it in the end!
Here are 5 steps you can take to store your leather bags, especially in humid weather:
1. Clean and Dry Your Leather Bags
Before storing your leather bags you want to make a good attempt to thoroughly clean them first. Do your best to remove any stains if there are any by using a little bit of water and vinegar to avoid any unwanted smells while storing. A lint roller can be extremely helpful as well to remove any dust and dirt inside and on the leather surface As always, ensure that anything you store away, including leather bags, is dry first. However, you want to be careful with drying your leather bags in direct sunlight as that can cause serious damage to the integrity of your leather.
2. Oil Your Leather Bags
Oiling your leather bags is a personal choice. It can especially be beneficial to oil your leather bags if you notice any cracking on the leather surface. By oiling your leather it can help replenish the natural leather of your bags to prevent further cracking, however, it should be done carefully.
3. Stuff Your Leather Bags
Have you ever noticed that in stores the bags are stuffed when on display or whenever you purchase a brand new bag it has a tonne of scrunched-up paper inside? The reason why to help maintain its shape and prevent creases over time. It might be useful to keep those scrunched-up papers that come with bags or shoes for future leather bags you plan on storing. If you have not kept any of those papers you can always purchase acid-free tissue paper or soft cloths to maintain the structure of your leather bag.
4. What to Store Your Leather Bags In
Anything breathable would be a great option. Dust bags are usually one of the go-to options when it comes to storing your leather bags as they are specifically designed for them. They are soft and breathable to protect from dust, dirt, and light. Avoid plastic containers altogether as it does not allow your leather bags to get proper circulation which can lead to moisture and mildew build-up over time.
5. Store Your Leather Bags Separately
You might be tempted to pile your leather bags on your closet floor or stuff in your bottom drawer. However, you want to avoid that and store them separately. The best way to store them is individually in a cool and dry place such as a closet, shelf, or cubby. You want to avoid places in direct sunlight, attics, or basements as these areas have higher humidity levels and temperature fluctuations.
How XYZ Storage Can Help
In the summer, the humidity and temperature levels can heavily affect your leather bags. With our storage solutions and temperature-controlled self-storage facilities, at XYZ Storage we can help maintain the quality and integrity of your leather bags while in storage. This way you do not have to worry about the fluctuating changes in the humidity and temperature throughout the year. Summer is also the perfect time to declutter and go through your home to free up your living space. This is also a great time because as you get back into the routine for back to school and your busy fall schedule you do not want to have to worry about decluttering and deep cleaning your home. You may find belongings that you wish to store away. It may be the perfect opportunity to choose to rent a self-storage space at one of our XYZ Storage facilities.
Are you interested? You can visit any of our state-of-the-art self-storage locations in Toronto and the GTA to rent a self-storage unit today! All of our self-storage facilities have top-notch security in place and a variety of self-storage units in many sizes that are all clean. We have self-storage facilities in Toronto West, Toronto Downtown, Toronto Midtown, Etobicoke, and Scarborough. You can choose whichever location is the most convenient and accessible for you. Our storage experts would be glad to help you out and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will leave you confident in storing your beloved belongings with us if you lack the proper storage space and conditions in your home.