A Guide To Storing Your Treasures

Hello, my name is Pete Stone. Over the years, I have met a lot of interesting people and we have exchanged gifts. Many of these gifts are very unique and irreplaceable, with some being custom-made or created by the gift giver himself or herself. The problem is that I live in an apartment that is not very large. My only solution to this problem is to purchase storage space. There is an art to using a self-storage unit that I have discovered. With the right storage techniques, your belongings will last. Because I have learned so much, I have decided to create this blog to share my knowledge with anyone who needs it.

Self-Storage Tips For Items Of Value


Assess the facility where you will be storing artwork, glass wares, and other valuable items. Then, select a rental unit and use storage methods that will protect your possessions from theft and damage. 

The Facility

A self-storage facility may feature indoor and outdoor rental units. Indoor units will be contained within a building that must be accessed by interior corridors and steps. Outdoor units will need to be accessed from the exterior of the storage facility. Each outdoor unit will contain a fully locking door or a place for your own lock.

Items of value should be stored within a unit that is climate-controlled. The unit that you select should be monitored by surveillance equipment. It is fairly common for exterior cameras, motion detectors, and other types of security devices to be installed on the grounds of a storage facility. 

The Locking System

A self-storage unit may contain a keypad or a standard locking system. Before you rent a unit, inspect the manner in which you will need to access it. Pay attention to any other security measures that are designed to prevent trespassers from accessing the property.

A storage facility that is closely monitored may contain a gated entryway. This type of entryway may require a customer to input an access code. Once the code is entered, the gated entryway will open.

Basic Storage Tips

Carefully packing each box or plastic container that valuables will be stored in will prevent delicate items from shifting while you are transporting them and placing them inside your storage unit.

First, assess the items that you need to store. Artwork and other flat items should be placed inside insulated cardboard sleeves or a similar type of storage product. Collections should be packed within the same box or container.

Label and weigh all of the boxes and containers. Use the weights to help you determine the best way to fill your storage unit. Heavier cardboard boxes or storage containers should be set on the floor within your storage unit. Lighter items should be stacked on top of the heavier ones.

Storage Accessories

Use some storage accessories to maximize the amount of space that your rental storage unit supplies you with. If you have a lot of smaller items that you will be storing, the addition of shelves or a storage rack can help you keep the items protected and organized.

If you have any jewelry or other valuables that you would like to add an extra level of protection to, place them in a lockbox before adding them to your unit.

Contact a local storage facility to learn more.


6 September 2023