How to Properly Store Fur Apparel
If properly stored, your fur apparel will last you a long time and look just as fresh as it did when it was new. However, storing fur apparel can be a little tricky. Knowing what steps to take is important to get the longest life out of your investment in your fur. Improperly storing your furs can result in having to replace them prematurely which can get expensive. Let’s look at things to do and what to avoid when storing your precious fur apparel.
Find a Dark Place
Fur should always be stored in a dark closet. You can put it in a canvas bag and move it the farthest corner of your closet to make sure it won’t be touched by any light. Regular exposure to light over many years will damage the look and feel of natural fur.
The Right Temperature
While furs should never be placed in a freezer, cold storage is the best option. It will award your furs the longest life, locking in the natural oils and preventing the deterioration that you would see with other forms of storage. By locking in natural oils, the furs stay pliable
If you live in an area where humidity is a problem, you will have to use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. If you live in an area with low humidity, you will need to increase the humidity to an optimum level. Dry areas can result in the fur becoming brittle and high humidity can cause it to rot. Having the optimum humidity level when storing natural fur is vital to the longevity of your furs.
Things to Avoid
Cedar closets and chests are used to store many objects as well as clothes that you want to keep for many years. However, this is the wrong place to store fur apparel. Cedar absorbs moisture which increases humidity. This is something you want to avoid with fur. Moth balls can give the apparel an odor that may not ever go away. Overfilling your closet can result in the fur becoming damaged inadvertently and should be avoided.
Professional Storage Services
If you feel that you will not be able to find a cool, dark place to store your fur apparel that is also low in humidity, you may want to consider a professional storage service. Professional storage is available, so you can rest assured that your furs will last as long as possible, always looking their best. Ribnick Outerwear offers these services and can ensure that your fur apparel looks its best whenever you are ready to step out in style.