Accessories and makeup are the icing on the cake of every good getup. But given how much they help us amp up the looks we wear, they need places to rest when not in use--after all, we want to be able to use them again and again without having them be tarnished or, worse, broken, right? So resist the urge to dump your bag on the floor or leave your shoes lying around for the dog to chew on. Instead, follow these simple tips to keep your prized possessions in perfect condition.
For more tips on caring for your clothes, accessories, and home items, check out these FN articles:
- Best Foot Forward: 7 Ways to Take Care of Your Shoes
- 21 Tips for Making Your Things Last Forever
- Easy Cleanup: 7 Ways to Organize Your Kids' Stuff
- Beauty Loot Lifespans: When to Throw Out Your Old Makeup
(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Your Good House Guide section as "Storing Showpieces" in May 2008; adapted for use in Female Network)