STORING BASEBALL CAPS

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Baseball caps take up a lot of space.  If you’re like my husband, and have over 50 baseball caps, you’ll want to have some type of baseball cap storage so they don’t occupy your whole house.

There are numerous ways to store and display your baseball caps, it just depends on which storage option best suits your needs. Let’s start with the baseball hats that you don’t use, but don’t want to part with.

PLASTIC STORAGE CONTAINERS:

When placing your baseball caps in these containers, make sure you wrap them with acid free storage paper.  It’s a good idea to keep the containers in a cool dry place.  Make sure to store these individually so the baseball caps do not lose their shapes.

HAT STORAGE BOXES:

This is a good way to store hats, wrap each hat in acid free paper (or in plastic) to protect from dust.  You can use moth balls or cedar chips to avoid insects or moths getting inside the boxes.  If you use moth balls, try to find the ones that don’t have a strong odor or your hats can end up smelling like moth balls.  Keep away from moisture, as this can ruin your hats and cause them to mold.  The downside of hat boxes is that you can’t see, which hat is inside each box, so a good way to identify is by labeling or taking a picture of the hat and pasting it on the outside of the box, so you know which hat is in each box.  These storage boxes also come as clear plastic boxes, this is good so you don’t have to mark each box.

GLASS CONTAINERS OR GLASS COVERED DOMES:

These containers are generally used for memorabilia, not recommended for large collections; these stay sealed so you don’t have to worry about mold, moisture, or insects getting through.  Many times collectors will use the glass containers for baseball cards, or baseballs that are collector items, etc.  This is good for long-term storage options.

Now if you want to have access to your baseball caps more easily, here are some other options that may be more suitable for you.

HAT RACKS:

These come in a variety of sizes and shapes, you find ones that hang over the door, on the wall, in closets.  These are good for easy access.  Most of these are not as durable, but you can store many hats on these type of racks. There are ones that use clips and you snap the clip on the back of each baseball cap.  The downside of these they are harder to get on and off, and are exposed to dust and light (which can cause fading).

SHELVES OR CUBBY HOLES

This type of baseball hat storage is good for keeping hats off the ground, and easily accessible.  This option does not protect the hats from dust.  Each hat fits into a slot, and the system looks like furniture, or shelving units which looks nice in your room.  A good way to organize these types of shelving units is by color or team, etc.

So depending on which option you want to go with, there are a few tips to remember when storing baseball caps:

Keep out of direct sunlight for long periods of time, as this can cause your hats to fade.

Keep away from moisture and high humidity, as this can ruin your hat, or cause mold.

Keep sealed up if wanting to avoid dust.

Keep out of areas of insects or moths.  (Remember cedar will deter moths from infesting, moth balls will kill moths in all stages of life)

Do not stack to avoid your baseball caps losing their shape!

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