Storing collectible goods safely

August 9th, 2018 in Storage, Tips and How-to's

For many people, self safe storage in Vancouver or any other place in the Lower Mainland is the best way to protect and keep your collectibles. No matter what you collect, from comic books to photographs, from antique furniture to stamps, placing them in a self-storage facility might be the best possible option. Here are a few ways you can make sure your goods are safe:

Proper packaging
Not all cardboard boxes are the same and it is a good idea to buy brand new cardboard boxes before putting anything away. Older, used boxes may contain moisture, which leads to mould. Plastic bins are good, as long as they’re airtight, but never use plastic bags. They trap in the moisture which can lead to rot.

Collectible photos StorageAvoid storing liquids
Just as you wouldn’t store a bottle of wine over a white couch, don’t store bottles of wine in boxes over your photograph collection. There is always a chance of leakage, no matter how stiff and firm the seal looks and you don’t want to risk damaging your valuables because of possible breakage. If you have to store liquids, place them in plastic containers at the bottom of the pile. And make sure they’re wrapped and stored in something soft.

Think about climate
Coins, stamps, comics and even wine must be stored in the proper climate to protect them from deterioration and possible decay. Humidity is always a danger for any products made of paper or metal because the increased moisture can cause curling in paper and rust in metals.

At Storguard Self-Storage, we offer climate-controlled lockers that will help keep your collectibles safe no matter what time of year. Our excellent security system will also make sure no unwanted guests or pests cause any damage or loss. Come and see one of our 4 Vancouver locations for more information.


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