Published: May 01, 2023
Photos and personal relics are treasures that are worth preserving for years to come. However, storing them can be a challenge, especially when you have limited space or live in an area with high humidity levels. To help you keep your photos and personal relics in pristine condition, we’ve put together some tips on how to store them in storage.
The first step to storing photos and personal relics is to choose the right containers. Use acid-free, archival-quality containers that are designed to protect your items from moisture, dust, and light. Plastic containers with snap-on lids are a good option as they provide a tight seal, are stackable, and are easy to store.
Label your containers with the contents and the date of storage. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for and help you keep track of how long your items have been in storage.
Desiccant packets are small packets that absorb moisture and help prevent mold and mildew. Add a few packets to each container to keep your photos and personal relics dry and free from damage.
Humidity can cause your photos and personal relics to deteriorate quickly. Make sure your storage area is cool and dry by using a dehumidifier or air conditioner. Avoid storing your items in areas that are prone to flooding or high humidity, such as basements or attics. You can also utilize portable storage containers to keep your pictures protected. Portable storage containers from UNITS can be stored in our secure climate-controlled storage facilities across the nation, protecting your pictures from any outside elements.
Direct sunlight can cause your photos and personal relics to fade over time. Store your items in a dark area, away from windows or other sources of direct sunlight. Storing photos and personal relics out of direct sunlight allows them to remain in the same condition as stored.
Check your photos and personal relics regularly for any signs of damage, such as mold or mildew. If you notice any damage, remove the affected items from storage immediately and address the issue.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your photos and personal relics remain in excellent condition while in storage. With a little care and attention, you can preserve your memories and keepsakes for years to come. To rent a portable storage container to store your photos and personal relics in, visit UNITS Moving and Portable Storage or call us at (855) 981-8648.