Are you an artist or musician? Learn how to store your artwork, instruments, and other hobbies.
If you’re considering storing your art, instruments, or other hobbies in a self-storage unit, here are some tips to ensure they are properly protected:
- Choose the right size storage unit: Make sure to choose a storage unit that is the right size for your items. You don’t want to choose a unit that is too small and have to cram your belongings inside, risking damage, or choose a unit that is too large, leading to wasted space and money.
- Climate-controlled storage: Consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit. Extreme temperatures and humidity can damage artwork, instruments, and other sensitive materials. A climate-controlled unit will help to maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level, protecting your items from damage.
- Use protective covers: Use protective covers for your items, such as dust covers, plastic wrap, or blankets, to protect them from dust, dirt, and other debris.
- Store artwork properly: If you’re storing artwork, be sure to wrap it in acid-free paper, bubble wrap, or plastic sleeves to protect it from scratches and other damage. Store artwork upright and avoid stacking pieces on top of each other to prevent warping.
- Store instruments in cases: Store instruments in their cases to protect them from dust and debris. If you have a guitar or other stringed instrument, loosen the strings to relieve tension on the neck.
- Label boxes and bins: Label boxes and bins with the contents, so you can easily find what you need when you visit the storage unit. Don’t overcrowd the unit: Leave some space around your items to allow for air circulation and easy access.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your art, instruments, and other hobbies are properly protected while in self-storage.