Skip to main content

Tips On How To Store Leather Goods Safely

Tips on how to store leather goods safely

Leather products are very costly and luxurious and therefore, they should be handled and stored in care. The products from this material can last for a lifetime if only they are stored and maintained in the right way. You need to treat leather items with care same way you would take care of your vehicle. When leather goods are stored appropriately, you will be amazed by how they look even after staying with them for a long time from the day you bought them.

When storing leather products such as shoes, you will definitely need to use an acid-free stuffing paper to retain their shape. Nevertheless, using an acid paper will attack the material and cause damage to it. Only use acid-free stuffing paper whenever you need to stuff your products.

When storing clothes, you need to hang instead of folding them to prevent creases. Continued creases stress the leather making it crack. Also, it is advisable to use wooden hangers over plastic ones when hanging clothes. This is because plastic hangers are susceptible to a plastic deformation called creep, and this causes the material to be destroyed due to the heavy weight of the cloth.

Also, you need to apply substantial amounts of moisturizer or conditions onto the products from this material prior to storage. These conditioners usually contain substances such as beeswax, lanolin, and coconut oil. These substances ensure your products are appropriately hydrated and protected against dirt and moisture.

Keep your items in a well-aerated container. Avoid using an airtight container as this may cause moisture to build up which may in return damage your products. A well-ventilated container allows for free movement of fresh air ensuring the products keep fresh with no bad smell at all.

Have a dehumidifier near the place where you store the leathers. This is because moisture is needed to protect the leathers but it has to be on average. Too much moisture is not encouraged for it is known to ruin the materials. On this, it is essential to protect the product from too much or direct sunlight. The dehydration from too much sunlight will leave it cracked, and this is not good if you want to preserve it for long. The sunlight might also bleach it to a color that is not attractive at all. A good place to store them should be cool and dark.

A situation may arise where a drink or any chemical spills on your goods. This can cause serious damage. Therefore, you need to remove it immediately using a soft spongy cloth. To ensure it is completely removed, consider soaking the cloth in water and wash with a non-detergent soap. Also, refrain from applying hairspray and other beauty products while wearing your goods. Chemicals present in these products are harmful to the material.

To get the best of out of these valuable products, consult with a professional. There are many experts out there offering these services. Your area dry cleaner will sometimes offer these services, and this ensures your luxurious items are in safe hands.


Popular posts from this blog

Dream Interpretation – Dreams of Being Naked

One of the most common dreams around the world is the one in which the dreamer is naked. Dreams of being naked can have several interpretations, and the nakedness in the dream can manifest itself in a number of different ways.

In some naked dreams, the dreamer is simply going about his or her own business, commuting to work driving in the car, walking around the neighborhood, etc. In many cases, the dreamer is completely unaware of his or her nakedness and not at all bothered by it.

In other cases, the dreamer is aware of his or her nakedness but no one else seems to notice at all. While the dreamer may be conscious of the nakedness, everyone else just goes on about their business and make no comments. These types of dreams are often manifestations of the dreamer’s fears. Often the dreamer has fears that he or she worries may be uncovered. Dreams in which no one but the dreamer notices the nakedness are often indications that the fears bothering the dreamer are unfounded, and …

7 Solid Truths About Eating Cow Skin (Ponmo)

Ponmo is cow skin which has been processed for consumers to cook and eat like beef. Over the years cow skin popularly called ponmo has become an important delicacy that is eaten by everyone. When you order a plate of eba and egusi soup, you buy ponmo and meat. So, you begin to wonder how and when ponmo found its way to the plate of Nigerians. Anyways, if you love cow skin or ponmo so much, here are some solid truths about ponmo.

1. The over-consumption of ponmo is affecting the leather industry The leather industry is suffering from the consumption of ponmo by Nigerians. Instead of these hides being used to make shoes, bags and wallets, we prefer to eat them. Consequently, Nigeria is losing out of the 75 billion dollars global leather industry according to Mr. Olufemi Aluko of the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University. Perhaps, this why Nigeria imports all her leathers.

2. Its nutritional benefits is in doubt There has been a lot of back and forth about the nutritio…

Things You Need To Know About A Freight Forwarder

Cargo forwarders are widely viewed as package transporters specializing in the management of shipments for customers and corporations. Generally called as freight forwarder, they often operate as a private agent or a company working as medium between carriers and clients. In addition, an agent also shares an ethical responsibility of guaranteeing goods are processed with the highest possible priority.
A freight forwarder, forwarder, or forwarding agent, also known as a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC), is a person or company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from the manufacturer or producer to a market, customer or final point of distribution.Forwarders play a very crucial role in making sure all cargoes are processed correctly most especially in the field of export. Offering different levels of services and styles, these agents are also responsible in supplying the legal documents needed to different agencies to make sure the interfacing…