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Three Ways To Store Purses In Your Walk-In Closet

by Cherly King

If you're a woman who enjoys buying purses, you might always have your eyes open for a new one — despite perhaps having a large collection already at home. If you've just moved into a new home with a sizable walk-in closet, it's time to put some effort into using this space to keep your purses organized. This is especially a good idea if you've never had a proper storage solution for this collection that continues to grow. There is a variety of walk-in closet organization products that you can consider — or have a closet design professional install for you — that will properly store your purse collection. Here are some options. 

Open Shelving

Talk to a closet design professional about building some open shelving for your walk-in closet. Open shelving is ideal because it allows you to display the items that you're storing — which is something that is important when you're passionate about something such as purses. Devoting one section of the walk-in closet to a series of open shelves will allow you to place your most frequently used purses on these shelves for easy access. This is ideal if you're the type of woman who uses a few different purses throughout the week.

Hanging Organizers

One purse storage solution that you can do yourself is to buy a few hanging organizers that are of a suitable size to hold purses. Most walk-in closet designs include several sets of hanger rods, and you can decide which rods you'll use for your hanging organizers. The open nature of these devices means that your purses are fairly easy to retrieve, so you may wish to hang them in a place of prominence in the walk-in closet.

Storage Boxes

Storage boxes are a valuable addition to any walk-in closet, and are suitable for storing on the closet's upper shelves or even on the floor under some shelving. Large boxes can accommodate several purses grouped together, so you may wish to store them according to their theme. For example, you might place all of your winter purses in one box, and then stow it away for the spring, summer, and fall months. When you shop for storage boxes, ensure that they're made of thick cardboard, as a group of purses can be heavier than you might expect. You'll also want boxes with handles at each end so that they're easy to grab and pull out.