by Scott Meyers of Self Storage Investing
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For valuable collectors of all kinds, storage – the right type of storage – is key to keeping your items safe. Choosing an environment that is too wet, dry, hot, cold, or virtually any other variable can cause your valuables to sustain serious damage … even when they’re not being exposed to the elements. The tricky part, however, is that the right storage environment for your books may not be the right storage environment for your woodwork, or your movie collection, or your antiques, and so on. Keeping each item in its particular specifications can help increase longevity, and worth. Be sure to look up characteristics before you store to enjoy these and other benefits.
When it comes to old collectables, salt mines are often a storage space of choice. Old movie posters, equipment, and film reels all find safe homes underground. While these cool, dry conditions are certainly favorable for these antiques, implementing them is also expensive. Very expensive. Storers also have to travel deep into the earth to retrieve or visit their items.
However, these conditions can easily be recreated in a self storage unit. Use dehydration techniques, or rent a climate controlled unit and keep your valuables at a standard temp year round to help reduce damage. Self storage units are also much more affordable, and can be accessed without the need for a hardhat (unless you’re prone to some questionable stacking measures) or an underground elevator.
To help get the most out of your self storage unit, be sure to check in on what types of conditions will best preserve your belongings. By recreating them and keeping measures constant, items can be kept safe (and valuable) for years to come.
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