January 03, 2022 6 min read

Summer has come to an end, so, now your hats should be packed away in storage, waiting for the next season. Do you have any idea on how to store them properly? Storing things at home is essential for everybody. Storing summer hats is even more important since first, you have to look at the shapes. Second, they must be maintained very well to be worn next season. We are going to find helpful ways of storing hats at home in winter and make their storage as comfortable as possible. So here are some tips on how to store summer hats.

Wall Hooks, Pegs and Common Conditions to Store Caps and Hats

You might think that you can just toss your summer hats into your closet or your dresser drawer, but this isn’t always the case. Summer hats, like other hats, can be tricky to store. Those specialty straw hats or paper hats should be kept in cool places, while wool hats should be stored in cool, dry places. To keep the hats in perfect condition, store them in a clean, dry, temperature-controlled location with low humidity.

The hats should be stored in individual sleeves, and also stored with other similar items to avoid creasing and shedding. This will extend the life of the hat and will look great for longer. Hats stored in these conditions should last about 10 years. If you have children, the hats are even more likely to be left out.

The best way to store your summer hats is to place them in a cool, dark, dry area that is inaccessible to children. A linen closet or cabinet is perfect for this. If your closet is open, you can use a scarf hanger to hang your hats on or special pegs that you can buy in any shop near your house.

There are many people who don’t know how to store hats. If you want to store hats in a more attractive and efficient way, then you should consider using a wall hook. A wall hook is a functional and economical way to store hats with little or no hassle. These hooks typically attach to any surface using a screwdriver, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to store your hats, then you really should explore the option of using a wall hook. 

Temperature and Humidity for Your Hat Closet

When storing hats at home it is important to consider the temperature and the humidity in your room. Hats are best stored when they are dry. This will not only protect them in storage but also when in use. A hat that is wet in storage will transfer that moisture into the material of the hat in storage or when in use. This is not the best choice especially for example for your favorite felt fedora hat. The moisture can cause the material of the hat to deteriorate and this will leave the hat unable to provide insulation when in use. The ideal temperature for your hat closet is 60 degrees Fahrenheit (F). For optimal humidity levels, you should keep it at 45%. Too much humidity can lead to mold, which will ruin the quality of your hats. To maintain proper humidity levels, it is advisable to use a dehumidifier or ventilate the space. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air. 

Types of Summer Hats Storage at Home

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Silk hat bags are the perfect way to protect your prized sun hat while showing it off in your space. The hat can be stored inside, like wrapping up a gift, and then hung on the display for easy access. Hat carriers are also an excellent way to store that hat while still protecting it. While they are open, the hat is easy to grab. An old hatbox also can be used to store all types of hats, but especially straw hats.

Another option is a hat hanger, which is an affordable option for storing hats. They hang on the wall, and you can fill the hanger with all sorts of hats. A hat box is another option for hat storage. Most hat boxes are made out of wood, but some are plastic. Conveniently, hats can also be stored in a hat rack. Hat racks can be used to store all sorts of hats, including Panama hats.

They are especially useful to people who need to store berets, caps, and fedoras. Of course, summer sun hats can be stored with regular clothing and other stuff. However, it is recommended to store them without any clothing and only use special summer hat cases. you might want to consider using curtain rings to store your hats at home. If you want to use the rings to store your hats on a hanger, the easiest way is to find a hanger that is long enough for all of your hats to be displayed. You'll need to find the center of the hanger and then take out the wire.

Things to Avoid While Storing Hats at Home 

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At first, you have to look at the shapes. It must be maintained very well. Avoid wiping a hat with your dirty hands. Dirt and oils from your hands can lead to a hat shrinking and fading. Place a hat on a flat surface that is not touching any other objects. This includes other types of hats, including beach hats, shoes, items that have been stored in a damp environment, or any other fabric that could transfer grease or mold onto your hat. 

Five Rules for Storing Hats at Home 

Here are five things to remember when storing hats :

  1. Avoid storing the hat's crown down, as this will create an indentation on the front.
  2. Avoid storing your hats horizontally. When stored this way, the hat's shape and form will be impaired.
  3. Avoid using anything perfumed or oily to store your hat. This will leave a residue and eventually damage it. 
  4. Avoid storing hats near heat. Hats should never be stored near heat-producing appliances such as a heater, oven, or radiator, as the heat can cause the material of the hat to shrink.
  5. Avoid direct sunlight: Exposing your hat collection to light will dry out the hat and destroy its shape. It is recommended that you store your hats in a dark area or a closet with a temperature.

Final Thoughts 

Keeping your hats stored properly at home will ensure that they're always ready and look their best! So, choosing the right storage for your hats is an important decision. It will help you store hats in good conditions and get prepared for the next trip to your favorite islands or a beach. Also, good storage conditions will save you tons of money that you can spend when shop around for new trending hats next season. 

Common Questions

1. How do you store hats without ruining them?

There are two ways people typically prefer: the first is to buy a hatbox and use it for storage and display. The other way is to simply place the hat directly into a flat hatbox at an angle. This way you can see the hat on top while the hat itself is stored at an angle underneath.

2. How do you store hats neatly?

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The best way to store hats neatly is to put them in a hatbox, which is the best item for that purpose. One of the most important requirements of these boxes is that they are made of quality material to ensure durability. Generally, hat boxes are made of canvas, straw, or felt. However, they are available in many other materials, including glass, wood, ceramics, wicker, metals, cotton, silk, or even plastic.

3. How do you store hats in a hatbox?

The hatbox should be used to store hats after use and should be lined with wood shavings, newspaper, or tissue paper to absorb and deaden the smell that constant perspiration and the vapors from hats will leave. The lining must be shaken out and the hatbox cleaned once a year.

4. Is it bad to hang your hats?

It is bad to hang your hats while storing them because the hats will end up crushed and deformed. Instead, you should place your hats on a shelf or in a box. If you insist on hanging the hats, then you should use a hat stand.

Author - Fred Felton
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fred Felton          

Content Creator / Editor

Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the adventure watersports space, focussing on surf, kayak and rafting. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.



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