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How to store your clipping gear
After you have clipped, its tempting to throw your equipment in the shed or tack room with little thought.
Many of us have been guilty of it!
But you'll regret it when your next clipping session is needed, and you pull out your gear to find its corroded - even worse its damaged.
That's why you should take the time to clean and store your clipping equipment properly. We'll concede its not the most fun job, but its definitely worth the time and effort. To help we've pulled together our top tips.
#1. Make sure you clean your clipper blades, if you don't you'll be met with some nasty surprises when you pull everything out next time.
#2. Make sure everything is hair free!
Don't worry you're nearly there! Its time to store your clipping equipment away. But before throwing everything into the most convenient empty space, consider using some form of storage.
This will help you keep everything organised, which will not feel like a priority but you'll appreciate it when you're preparing for your next clip.
Make sure everything is hair free
We've just mentioned about keeping everything hair free, but we can't emphasise enough how important it is. If you don't you'll be greeted by a clipper and blades that you won't be able to be used straight away because of corrosion. Clippers that aren't cleaned after use will attract moisture, and moisture and hair will deteriorate the clippers motor and armature.
So, before storing your clipping equipment away, make sure the filter, clipper head and your clipper blades are clean and dry.
Think about what you may need
Have you stored your equipment away only to realise you need them a few months down the line?
That's why, before storing anything, you should think about which items you're most likely need if you are trimming your horse instead of a full clip
......and what needs replacing.
Over time, clipping gear can become worn out or damaged. So now's the perfect time to assess what might need replacing. And whether its a new bottle of blade wash, you'll find everything you need over at Clipit Grooming.
Storage containers are really handy, as you can easily group things together.
For items like clipper blades, a hard case is a great way to keeping them damp free and organised. For your clippers the hard case is a great sturdy box that keeps your clippers safe.
Store in a cool dry place
That's all the hard work done, now you can store everything away.
Try to store somewhere that's cool, dry and away from direct sunlight. Tack rooms can be very humid or cold, which is not ideal for your equipment.
And don't forget your Clipit Suit, that also needs to be washed and stored away in a cool dry place. Its not advisable to keep it in the boot of your car.
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