Among the many things that people store in a personal storage space, memorabilia is one of the most popular. Whether it be an old baseball card collection or a bunch of vintage movie posters, collecting memorabilia is a hobby enjoyed by millions of people, so it’s only natural that they want to keep their memorabilia safe. The more collectibles that you require, however, the harder it becomes to store them and even if you can store them, the chances of them being damaged goes up. In today’s blog post, Affordable Family Storage gives you some tips on how to store your memorabilia properly and what to do to keep it in the best shape possible.
There are several different categories of memorabilia that make this question a little bit more difficult. You have your classic sports memorabilia, which includes baseball cards, signs, bobbleheads, and even newspaper/magazine clippings. Then you have your pop culture memorabilia which includes movie posters and vinyl albums, among other things. But then you have family memorabilia, which is often ignored. This is typically seen as far more valuable than other memorabilia, because it often includes projects and awards of grown-up children. So how would Affordable Family Storage protect these things? Well, it depends.
For sports memorabilia, it is all about preservation. If you have your baseball cards in sleeves and your bobbleheads in their packaging, storing them is pretty easy. The same largely goes for pop culture memorabilia as well. As long as you have them packaged up properly, you can simply put them in a container and let them sit. Family memorabilia takes a little bit more care, however, as you have to protect it yourself without original packaging.
Affordable Family Storage units come in all sorts of different sizes and dimensions, so with most memorabilia, you will be able to store it in one of our units. However, that doesn’t always mean that you should store it in a unit. The value should ultimately decide whether or not you should keep it at home or throw it in an Affordable Family Storage unit. If you have boxes and boxes of baseball cards, you can just throw those in a self-storage unit. If you have a signed Babe Ruth baseball, however, you should probably keep that one with you in the proper casing.
At Affordable Family Storage, we understand how much you care about your memorabilia. Whether it be a signed album or your daughter’s 3rd-grade science project, we want to help you keep it secure and in the best possible condition. Contact us at (417) 815-0098 or visit the Republic location website for more information.