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Storing Your Fur Coats: Doing It Yourself

mink fur storageNow that spring has officially arrived, you may find yourself with a bit of a conundrum on your hands. What exactly are you supposed to do with your mink fur coat now that the weather’s getting warmer? The short answer to this question is to put your fur apparel into storage—but how do you accomplish that? Some people prefer to use professional services for their fur storage needs. However, this doesn’t fit very easily into everyone’s budgets, and that’s okay! Storing your fur apparel at home is just as viable as an option, and is generally much easier on your bank account, provided that you know the proper way to do it. In this article, you’ll find a guide on the best way to approach storing your fur coat at home.

Hanging Your Coat

Knowing how to hang your mink fur coat is the first and most important step to storing it properly so you can easily wear it again once fall rolls in. You’ll need to start by selecting the right type of hanger. Fur coats require special hangers; they will typically be made from wood, and feature large necks and shoulders. Both of these features are necessary for offering the coat the support it needs to retain its shape.

Be sure to hang your mink fur coat in a location with lots of room. Fur coats need air to keep healthy and vibrant. You’ll also want to keep it away from strong light sources, as well as covered with a garment bag for further protection against dirt and other elements. The garment bag should, preferably, be made from cloth instead of plastic. This will ensure your fur coat is able to breathe. Also, be very careful with the type of wardrobe or closet you store your fur coat in; cedar is harmful because it can dry fur garments out.

Watch Out for Moths!

Insects are a big hazard when it comes to mink fur storage! Moths are especially prone to sneaking into your closet or wardrobe and making a snack of your delicate fur garments. The best way to guard against them is to make a natural pesticide in the form of geranium leaves, tobacco or dried oranges. For extra insurance against moths, be sure to have your fur coat cleaned before putting it into storage.

Stay Away From Chemicals

You may be wondering, “Why can’t I use mothballs or sprays to keep moths away?” The simple answer is the chemicals in both of these products can do major damage to fur garments. The same goes for other products you may use regularly, such as hairspray and air freshener.

If you have any questions regarding fur storage in Dallas and San Antonio, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional for advice! Our team at Morris Kaye & Sons is always here to help you take the best possible care of your fur. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you keep your fur in the best possible shape.

 

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