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Storing The Right Way

Delicate Items That Require Special Care While In Storage

by Sophia Meyer

Most people are familiar with the basic self-storage unit –– a large, open space where you can store pretty much anything. But what about those items that require a little bit more care?

Here are two delicate items that require special care while in storage.


Many people hold antiques in high regard, both for their sentimental value and their monetary worth. They can include things like special furniture, heirloom jewelry, or even art. Some of these items may be one-of-a-kind, making them quite irreplaceable.

When storing antiques, it's important to take extra care to ensure that they don't sustain any damage. Pack them carefully in padded boxes or wrap them in bubble wrap for added protection.

You may also want to consider a climate-controlled self-storage unit to help protect your antiques from extreme temperature environments. Uncontrolled temperatures can cause these items to warp or crack, so it's best to err on the side of caution.

If you have any questions or concerns about properly storing your antiques, consult your storage provider. They can give you specific advice based on the type of antique you have. With a little bit of care, you can ensure that your antiques will be preserved for years to come.

Musical Instruments 

Many musical instruments are made of wood, which can warp or crack in extreme temperature or humidity conditions. Things like pianos and guitars are particularly susceptible to this type of damage.

You'll need to avoid storing them in attics or basements where they may be exposed to these conditions. If possible, find a self-storage unit that offers temperature and humidity control. This will help keep your musical instruments in good condition while in storage.

In addition to temperature and humidity, you'll also want to make sure your musical instruments are protected from pests. Mice and other small animals can cause serious damage to wood instruments, so be sure to store them in a unit with tight-fitting doors free of any holes or cracks.

How you store these items in a storage unit also matters. Be sure to keep them in their cases and off the ground to avoid any damage. Also, if you have multiple musical instruments, store them in separate spaces to prevent them from bumping into each other and sustaining damage.

Some storage units have special compartments designed to hold items that require separate storage space inside the same unit, so be sure to ask about these options when you're renting a unit.

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