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Where Can I Store My Collectors Items and Collections?

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Finding something you love to collect is an enjoyable experience. Usually people find something that they are interested in and fall in love with it in its many forms. That love can turn into a beautiful collection to use, display and share with others. Whether you collect coins, records, stamps or china, you have probably wondered about the best way to keep your collection safe.

Why Do I Need Storage For My Collector’s Items?

Collections by nature, begin to grow and can quickly take over. Unless you live in a really large house with unlimited space, storage of your collection is often hard to come by. If you have an extensive collection that is taking up a lot of space in your home, it can end up over-flowing into living areas leaving less room to move around and make getting around uncomfortable.

So here’s a great solution. Self Storage

By placing your collection into self-storage, it will be safe and accessible without taking up your living space in your home. For an added layer of protection, look into climate controlled storage, which will help prevent damage from humidity and temperature swings.

What Kinds Of Collections Can You Store In Self Storage?

The list of collections that you can put into self-storage is almost unlimited. Here are just a few:

  • Comic books – Storing comics in a climate-controlled space is imperative to prevent moisture damage to your beloved comic book collection.
  • Coins – While individual coins don’t take up a lot of space, a decent collection will take up plenty. Be sure to have a solid lock in place to keep them safe.
  • Records – Vinyl records are susceptible to heat. You need to protect them from extreme temperatures in a climate controlled unit.
  • Quilts – Fabrics offer an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. Keep them dry and do not store them in plastic bags.
  • Craft supplies – Many craft items are paper or fabric based. A climate controlled unit is the best option for these sensitive items.
  • Antiques – This category covers a lot of different things. Whether you collect old furniture, Depression glass, or other antiques, a climate-controlled unit will keep them all safe.
  • Stuffed collectibles – Beanie Babies are just one example. Protecting them from extreme temperatures and high levels of humidity is important if you want to resell them.

Check with your self-storage facility to find out any restrictions on what you are allowed to store inside a unit.

As always, the staff at Planet Storage are happy to answer any questions you have. Drop in and speak with us anytime. We look forward to seeing you soon 🙂

 

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How To Store A Television

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Someone came in today and asked about storing electronics…specifically storing their TV, and whether we had any tips to store it safely. I said “sure, here’s what you want to do…”

Climate-Controlled Unit

In order to properly store your television, you’ll need to rent a climate-controlled unit. Heat and humidity, as well as extreme cold, can wreak havoc on your TV’s electrical components and break your screen. The key is, when you store your TV, you want it to still be working and in one piece when you finally take it out.

Pack It Up

Like anything else, keeping your Plasma (or LED or LCD) protected comes from packing it properly. If you have the original packaging for your TV, simply place your TV in its box and add Styrofoam or packing peanuts as necessary.

If you didn’t keep your box, don’t worry. Find a fleece blanket, quilt, or comforter, and you can wrap the TV in the blanket and secure the padding with rope or packing tape. After you have secured the padding, place your TV in a slim, cardboard box that will stop your TV from moving. If you’re set on getting an old TV box, you can always go to an electronics store and ask, too.

Keep It Elevated and Upright

Another storage tip when it comes to storing your TV is to keep it elevated and standing up. Put your packaged TV on another sturdy piece of furniture in your unit (like a table or desk) to keep it from falling or getting kicked.

Invest in a Quality Lock

Self-storage is convenient and many places have individually alarmed units so they are very safe. But if you’re a nervous nelly about your valuable possessions being tampered with or stolen, investing in a quality lock is a sound investment.

So there you have it. If you follow these simple strategies to protect your TV in storage, it will be in perfect working order when you pull it out a few months later.

Until next time 🙂