Handbags, totes, clutches, pouches – How to best store them

Most of you have not seen me in person and wouldn’t know: I’m a big fan of baguette handbags. I love how small they are, meaning less weight on my shoulders, and big enough for everything I need (keys, phones, money, sunglasses, lipstick…). To me, they are the ideal purse and fit almost every occasion.

I say almost. Unless you’ve ever flown with me, again, you wouldn’t know how crazy I can be at an airport’s newspaper shop or their little local delicatessen shops. Plastic bags don’t hold the weight of the magazines too well but my travel backpack does.

Luckily, I can store my day-to-day handbags in a different place than my travel bags. Unfortunately, there’s no a separate walk in-closet where my bags can be nicely arranged and displayed on glass shelves though. If you’re limited by space or are looking for new inspirations, there’s the same question each time: How do I best store my bags?

Ideally, you’ll keep your handbags in an upright position to maintain their shape. If possible, keep paper inside them to support their fluffy shape and absorb any moisture. Designer bags come with protective cloth covers. As great as this is, the cover can sometimes make it challenging to see which bag you actually have in it.

Let’s look at some storage options. Do you want to display your favourite handbags? Do so on a bookshelf.

Spreading more across the room, look at these beautiful display stands.

Don’t have enough space for a full display unit? These little cubicle may just be what you were looking for.

If you prefer individual boxes, which you can rearrange easily, check out these linen boxes.

These clear containers let you see immediately which handbags you have.

Baskets can double function as decorative and practical.

Simply transform a lid rack, originally for storing pot lids, to hold your clutches.

Keep your handbags straight with these shelf dividers.

If you want to store your bags inside your wardrobe, this loop organiser is a space saving option.

If you have more space in your closet (or larger bags), check out this hanging handbag organiser.

Don’t forget to use the back of your doors as potential storage areas.

If you don’t need to use the entire door as additional storage space, these 3 hooks for over the door may work for you.

Do you prefer to be more mobile and flexible with your bags? This storage unit on wheels may be the right option for you.

Heavy duty command hooks like those from 3M can transform your handbags into an art display on the wall.

You can convert S hooks or shower rings into hangers for your handbags in your closet.

While we’re at it, who doesn’t have an old curtain rod which can be transformed.

I can’t wait to hear how you’re storing your handbags! Share what you are doing or send a picture. Looking forward to reading your comments.

Until next time,

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