How To Store Luggage At Home: The Ultimate Guide

How To Store Luggage At Home Guide

Ah, the thrill of travel! But what happens when the trip is over? Whilst looking forward to our next adventure, a common challenge back home is figuring out where and how to store luggage. Proper storage can keep your luggage, like our Chic cases and Style Lite travel bags, looking brand new and ready for countless adventures. Let's embark on a journey to discover the art of storing a suitcase and other luggage items at home.


Why Luggage Storage At Home Matters

Storing a suitcase or any other luggage properly is more than just about saving space; it's about preserving your investment and extending the lifespan of your luggage. Luggage is exposed to various elements during travel, from dirt and grime to rough handling. Storing them correctly ensures they maintain their shape, prevent wear and tear, and ensures zippers and wheels function correctly.


Luggage Material Considerations

Different luggage materials require specific care and offer unique benefits. For instance:

  • Leather Luggage: Might need conditioning to prevent it from drying out.
  • Hard Plastic Cases: Wipe down with a gentle cleaner to maintain their shine and durability.
  • Fabric Bags: Especially if made from materials like canvas, they might require a more thorough cleaning, especially if they've been stained during travel.

Polypropylene:

Polypropylene is a material used in many of our Tripp suitcases, like the hard shell Escape collection. It has some great benefits, including:

  • Durability: Polypropylene is known for its robustness, ensuring that the suitcase can withstand the rigours of travel.
  • Lightweight: Despite its strength, polypropylene is relatively lightweight, making it easier to carry and manoeuvre.
  • Resistance: This material is resistant to chemicals, oils, and moisture, ensuring the contents of your suitcase remain protected.


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Recycled Polyester:

Recycled Polyester is another material that features in our cases. It also has some fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Eco-Friendly: Using recycled polyester reduces the need for virgin polyester, promoting sustainability and reducing environmental impact.
  • Durability: Recycled polyester retains the strength and durability of traditional polyester, ensuring long-lasting luggage.
  • Easy Maintenance: This material is easy to clean and dries quickly, making it ideal for travel.


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ABS:

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) is a key material used in many of our cases and is known for its strength and sustainability efforts:

  • Sustainability: Our ABS includes 50% recycled ABS to reduce waste and promote sustainability efforts.
  • Strength & Resilience: This material is renowned for its toughness and impact resistance, ensuring your luggage can withstand the rigours of travel.
  • Lightweight: ABS is lightweight, which helps you to handle your luggage easily, and contributes to a less difficult travel experience.
  • Aesthetic Flexibility: We offer a wide range of colours and textures, allowing you to choose the style that suits you without compromising on quality.


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Safety Precautions

When storing luggage, especially in high places or wall mounts, ensure that they are securely placed to avoid accidents. If you have children or pets, consider their safety, and make sure to avoid storing heavy luggage in places where they can easily be pulled down.


The Art Of Assessing Your Luggage

Before diving into storage solutions, take a moment to assess your luggage collection. Consider factors like ease of use, efficiency, convenience, and condition.

Decluttering: Ask yourself questions like how often you travel, how much storage space you have, and if there's any luggage you dislike using. It might be time to donate, sell, or repurpose old luggage.

Luggage Repair: Before storing your luggage, it's good practice to inspect it for any damages. Minor issues like broken zippers or small tears can be repaired, ensuring your luggage is in top condition and ready for your next trip.


Unique Luggage Storage Ideas

  • Nesting Suitcases From The Same Collection: One of the advantages of purchasing suitcases from the same collection set is their ability to nest within each other. For instance, our Holiday 7 collection, the Cabin size can be stored inside the Medium, and the Medium can subsequently fit inside the Large. This nesting method not only saves space but also ensures that your suitcases remain scratch-free and protected.
  • Wall-Mounted Luggage Racks: This not only saves floor space but also serves as a decorative element in a room, showcasing your beautiful luggage pieces.
  • Luggage As Memory Boxes: Suitcases don’t just have to be used for travel. They can double as a stylish storage solution at home. Store old photos, letters, and keepsakes in a functional and nostalgic way.
  • Luggage Benches: Transform your living space by using your cases as a seating option. Stack them and pair them with a cushioned seat on top, turning them into a unique bench that's both functional and a conversation starter.

Storing Suitcases: Room By Room

1. Bedroom Storage

The bedroom offers a sanctuary for your luggage.

  • Under The Bed: Tuck your luggage out of the way and out of sight. 
  • In The Wardrobe: Besides hiding your cases out of the way, you could also use them to store out-of-season clothes.
  • Under The Sofa: Similar to under the bed, some sofas offer enough clearance to store slimmer luggage items.
  • High Shelves: If you have high shelves in your bedroom, they can be a great spot for suitcases. Just ensure they're safely placed to avoid accidents.

Bedroom Suitcase Storage

2. Living Room

Think outside the box in the living room.

  • Behind Furniture: The space behind larger furniture pieces, like bookshelves or cabinets, can be used for luggage storage, especially for items you don't use frequently.
  • Pile It Stylishly: Stack your suitcases in a decorative manner, turning them into a functional piece of decor.

3. Garage Storage

The garage, though often overlooked, can be a luggage storage haven.

  • Ceiling Racks: Installing ceiling racks can be a game-changer, especially for larger luggage items. Ensure they are securely fastened.
  • High Shelves: If you have shelving in your garage, store suitcases on the top shelf to keep them safe and out of the way.

FAQs On Luggage Storage At Home


How do you store big luggage bags at home?

Nesting is a great option. Also, consider using them as storage units for items you don't frequently use. For any with electronics, ensure they're stored in cool, dry places to prevent damage.


How do you store suitcases in a small house?

Utilise spaces like under the bed, behind furniture, or even on hooks on the wall. Multi-purpose furniture with storage compartments can also be a lifesaver.


Is it OK to store suitcases in a garage?

Yes, as long as it's a cool, dry spot away from direct sunlight. Ensure they're covered or in protective bags.


How do you store luggage in a bedroom?

Under the bed or in wardrobes are the best options. Wall-mounted hooks or shelves can also be used for smaller bags.


Get Organised With Tripp

 

Storing a suitcase or any luggage at home doesn't have to be a chore. With these tips and our range of fantastic suitcases and bags, you'll have your luggage packed away in no time, ready for your next big trip. Explore our collections today and find your new travel companion!


Posted by Emma Smith
22nd January 2024

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