After Yale has professionally preserved your family's important keepsake, proper storage is very important. Your item should be stored flat and in a cool dry environment. Minimize exposure to light and smoke. Do not store your preserved garment in the following places:

  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Any room w/out temperature control

Every year, remove the item from the box and check its condition. Replace the tissue and repack the item so that the folds are in different places. Make sure to only use acid free tissue. Caring for textile and garments worn for special occasions can prolong their beauty and reduce deterioration over time. With proper treatment, your family's treasures can last a lifetime.