Keeping your belongings safe and in good condition is one of the most important aspects of storage, especially if you plan to keep your leather items in storage as well. You definitely don’t want that when you finally decide to take your leather items out of storage, you see it looking degraded, with a bunch of permanent wrinkles. That’s why we want to show you some of the tips you should consider before you store away your leather.
- When you are storing away leather items like clothing, include acid-free paper to the mix. Stuff the legs of your leather pants, and the arms of your leather coats and shirts with acid-free paper. Do this in order to help them maintain their shape and to protect them from dust and environmental elements which may damage them.
- Prevent wrinkles in your leather clothing by hanging them on wide hangers (instead of wire ones) and covering them in plastic or in a garment bag or a cloth covering so that they will be able to breathe.
- Make sure that you store your leather items in a breathable container, like suitcases, wooden trunks or fabric bags. These allow your leather to breathe, unlike plastic containers, which can result in humidity and mildew.
- Before you store away your leather items, you should apply leather conditioner to help it retain moisture and to preserve the quality of the leather as well.
- Choose a climate controlled area to store your leather belongings, so that elements like sunlight, heat and moisture won’t be able to damage them.
- Remember to take your leather items out of storage now and then to give them some time to breathe. It helps to elongate their lifespan.
- If you need a safe place to store your leather belongings, you can contact us, the professionals, for a self-storage unit just for you.
If you are looking for self-storage in Ottawa for your personal storage unit or business storage needs in the heart of Ottawa, then give us a call to discuss your storage locker options at Just Right Self Storage in Ottawa. We are conveniently located in the heart of Ottawa’s downtown core and only minutes away from Gatineau we are the number one source for storage in Ottawa and Gatineau.