How to store hats

If you have several hats then you might have winter hats, summer hats, waterproof hats etc which may need to be stored out of season. You may even be a hat collector.

When it comes to storing hats, short term storage needs a lot less consideration than long term storage. Good storage practices will certainly extend the life of your hat. Keep your hats protected from dust, humidity, sunlight, mould and away from spillages.

A hat box is the traditional method for storing hats with many available online, though if money is an issue, you can easily make one yourself.

Good practice is to store your hat upside down on its crown, on a clean surface or in a hat box. Do not store it right side up on a flat surface, as this can cause the brim to flatten.

Hat Boxes

hat boxesSome hats come with a box supplied which is a bonus since it will be made to fit. Otherwise you will need to search online for one. You’ll find there is a great selection from vintage hat boxes to the ultra modern hat box. Hat boxes are of course the best place to store your hat long term as no light, humidity or dust gets in. The only drawback would be if you have many hats since the hat box does take up shelf space. There are stacking hat boxes which may help if space is an issue.

Hat Stand

hat standA Hat Stand is good for storing hats short term as well as your coats and umbrella. Typically kept in your front hall, they are usually made of wood and standing at least 5′ tall, they have a single pole making up most of the height, with a sturdy base to prevent toppling and an array of pegs at the top for hanging your hats.

There are many traditional and modern hat stand designs available to suit your home decor.

Smaller Hats Stands are available for displaying hat in a retails situation or they can be used to display your hat on a table or such like.

Hat Rack

hat rackFor smaller houses a fixed hat rack with space for coats and hats should do the trick.

Hats can be hung from the top peg while coats can use the lower hooks.

There are plenty of interesting hat rack designs available to choose from.

vintage hat boxes