How to Store Purses – Simple Handbag Storage Ideas and Care Tips
Storing your purses properly will help keep them organized and in good shape. Find out how to store purses and keep them organized with these simple and easy to do handbag storage ideas and tips.
Many women believe you can never have enough pairs of shoes or purses. Other women prefer to own just a few high quality purses that they can interchange as needed.
Whether you are a woman who owns just a few really nice handbags or someone who owns a multitude of purses in various price ranges, storing them properly so they remain in the best possible condition and are well organized is very important.
I don’t know about you, but I want my bags to last long (especially the expensive ones). Nobody wants to spend so much on a bag only to get them ruined in no time because of improper storage.
Here are some helpful purse storage ideas to help you keep your purses in immaculate condition.
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How to Store Handbags – 15 Easy Purse Storage Ideas
Use Dust Cover Bags to Keep Handbags Looking their Best
Dust cover bags for purses are the best way to keep your handbags looking their best.
The best purse dust cover bags come in various sizes, are clear so you can see which purse is in each bag, and has a handle at the top so you can hang the storage bag.
A dust cover normally encompasses the entire purse and keeps it free of dust regardless of how long it is stored between uses.
Best Dust Covers for Leather Handbags
Plastic cover bags are not good for leather purses as they are not breathable, meaning that they will not allow your leather handbag to breathe, which can actually damage your bag.
So, if you want to protect your premium leather bags, you should opt for breathable cover bags like this one.
How to Store Purses in a Closet
Hanging Purse Storage
There are various types of hanging purse storage options that meet different closet sizes and different needs.
Here is a look at some of the best options for hanging purse storage.
Purse Handbag Hangers
If you have room on the clothing rod in your closet, then one or two purse handbag hangers may be the perfect solution to your purse storage and organizational needs.
A handbag hanger allows you to hang several handbags vertically either by their handle or the handle of the dust bag right on your clothes rod.
Your purses stay organized and you can choose the right purse at a glance. The Niclogi Handbag hanger is a handy purse hanger that holds up to 6 purses at a time. In addition, this hanger can also be used for belts, scarves and even tank tops.
How to Hang Bags on Hooks without Damage
Hanging your bags on hooks can damage the handle. However, for most people, hanging may be the only options because of limited space or some other reasons.
To reduce the impact of a hook on the handle of your handbag and eventual damage, make sure that you frequently change the place on the handle you hang on the hook.
Combined Dust Cover and Handbag Hanger
Another option for storing purses on your clothing rod is to choose a product that combines a dust cover for your purse with a handbag hanger.
The Zober hanging purse organizer is an excellent way to organize and store your purses.
This organizer comes with 8 pockets and swivels 360 degrees so that you can instantly see which purse you would like to choose.
Shelf Dividers for Purse Storage
If hanging purses on your clothing rod is not an option, you can use shelf dividers for purse storage.
Acrylic Shelf Dividers offer you a great way to store and organize your purses. These CY Craft Acrylic shelf dividers are the perfect size for your purses and allow you to see them at a single glance.
Best of all you can purchase these shelves in sets of 2, 4 and 6.
Delux Shelf Handbag Organizer
This purse organizer has adjustable panels you can shift to adjust the size of the compartments to fit the size or the number of purses you want to store in each of the compartments.
You can easily place it on your closet shelf and store your bags in the compartments. It helps to keep your bags upright and easy to see.
If you have a walk-in closet or enough space in your bedroom, you may like one of these cube shelves. They are bigger, meaning that they will accommodate more handbags, but they also take up more storage space.
You can also use plastic bins to store your purses on your closet shelves.
I love these clear plastic bins with handles. Not only do they make your purses viewable, but the handles also make it easier for you to carry the bins up or down the closet shelves.
Stackable Purse Organizers for Clutches
If you have a number of clutches or wallets that you need to organize and store, then this metal stackable purse organizer may be a great solution to your storage problems.
One of these organizers has 5 storage slots and can be used on a closet shelf, on top of a dresser or inside a dresser drawer.
Another Great Clutch Organizer
This 3 compartment organizer is great for organizing your clutches, wallets and other accessories. You can place it on top of your dresser in a cabinet or in your closet.
Over the Door Purse Storage Ideas
If you lack room in your closet or dresser to store those additional purses then you might want to consider some over the door purse organizational solutions.
There are two basic types of over the door storage for purses, over the door purse hangers and over the door purse sleeves.
An over the door purse hanger is a lot like the clothes rod hanger for closets only it fits over the door of your closet or bedroom. This ideal clothes hanger has 12 hooks and will hold up to 50 pounds.
The over the door storage sleeve fits over the door and then the purse slides into a sleeve to keep your purses organized and protected from dust.
The Zober over the door purse sleeve will keep your purses neatly organized and free from dust and dirt.
Under the Bed Storage to Organize Purses
You will want to make sure that the storage solution you choose allows you to store your purses in an upright position to ensure that your handbag holds its shape and continues to look its very best.
(You will also find the under the bed storage space helpful if you are looking for how to store socks and underwear without a dresser).
How to Store Purses to Keep them in Shape
Stuff your handbags with crumbled butter paper to keep them in shape. Or you can buy these handbag stuffers.
While it may be tempting to use newspapers, please DON’T. Crumbled newspaper tends to shrink easily, thereby distorting the shape of your purse. Moreover, the ink from the newspaper can stain your expensive leather handbag.
How to Care for and Store Designer Purses
Designer purses are quite expensive. So caring for and storing them properly is very important if you want them last longer.
Watch the video below for tips on how to store designer bags as well as how to care for them so that they can always be in good condition.
Final Thought on How to Store Purses
With so many different purse storage ideas there is sure to be a solution for you to keep those handbags organized and stored between uses.