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#3132670 - 04/23/12 01:45 PM Storing Fur
Wolverine Man Offline

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 0
Loc: Canada

I'm wondering where in your house & how do you store your fur winter accessories (mitts, hats, scarves, etc) during the summer season? I want to get the most out of my fur and make it last for a very long time. Right now, I have them stored in my bedroom closet which some websites frown upon. Basement is out of the question as per the websites. I don't want to pay for a storage for my accessories either. I would like to know what you guys do.

Any tips would be great!

Thank you

#3132753 - 04/23/12 02:49 PM Re: Storing Fur [Re: Wolverine Man]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24009
Loc: McGrath, AK
I just hang mine on the wall anywhere. Nothing special required
Mean As Nails

#3132767 - 04/23/12 02:59 PM Re: Storing Fur [Re: Wolverine Man]
wissmiss Offline

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 11022
Loc: north Idaho
Keep out of direct sunlight.

Keep away from a heat source (fireplace, wood stove).

Check periodically for moths.

#3132872 - 04/23/12 04:14 PM Re: Storing Fur [Re: wissmiss]
trapper ron Offline

Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1905
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
You can get fur garment bags that zip up and also breath. This will keep moths out. As wissmiss says check them a couple times during the summer. An closet that is cool is ok.

My old beaver hat made back in the 80's is starting to show some age wear with stitching coming apart. It has always just been thrown in a cupboard with the rest of my hats and gloves, no special care. My wife's mink coat and my otter coat just hang in garment bags in the basement closet.

Edited by trapper ron (04/23/12 04:17 PM)
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