Spring is about to draw to a close, making room for summer and all of its sweltering heat. As much as you may love your fur coat, now isn’t the best time to keep it in your wardrobe. You should never sacrifice your health and comfort just for the sake of looking good! Now is the perfect time to start looking into real fur storage—but how do you go about such an important task? Is it better to stow away your fur coat yourself, or hire a professional service to do it? It’s a well-known fact that proper storage is an important part of how to take care of real fur. You want to be sure to do it in as safe a manner as possible. Here’s what you need to know about either storage option, so you can make the best decision for your fur apparel.
Self-storage is one of the most affordable options when it comes to real fur storage. Like the name implies, self-storage involves storing your fur apparel yourself, without the aid of any professional services, just as you would other pieces of your wardrobe. To do this, you’ll need just the right conditions for your closet. Fur apparel is notoriously sensitive. If you’re going to put it in your closet, you must make sure its environment is free of moisture, dim and cool. Damp environments will eventually spread their humidity deep into your fur, ruining its appearance. For this reason, you should also be sure to avoid storing your fur in closets equipped with mothballs or made from cedarwood. These two types of environments attract moisture by default.
Your most immediate instinct may be to cover your fur in plastic to protect it, but this is not a good idea for maintaining its health and longevity. Cotton is the ideal covering, as it keeps your fur safe from the elements while also allowing it to breathe.
Professional storage is a great option for those who can afford it and/or are hesitant to store their fur in their homes. Through this option, you can trust your fur is being well cared for and will emerge for later use in the same condition as when you first left it.
Before you decide on a real fur storage service, be sure to shop around for options. Some services are better than others in terms of your needs, so you want to be sure to pick just the right match. Don’t hesitate to speak up if you have any questions about the services you’re looking into, especially when it comes to their storage environment. You’ve invested a lot of care and money into owning and maintaining your fur; it deserves to be taken care of well.
So, how do self-storage and professional storage compare? Ultimately, the answer to this question is up to you and your needs. Think about every possible factor before you make your final decision, from your budget to the environment you live in.