Properly Preparing Your Photos for Storage

August 15th, 2018

Photos can be cherished for centuries with the right care and preparation. Before placing your photos in your storage unit at US 60 Self Storage in Mesa there are some steps you need to take to make sure your photos will stay in pristine condition throughout the years. Check out the tips below to help you.

The Preparation

Before placing your photos in storage you will want to make sure you are properly preparing for their stay. Preservation experts say to look for paper enclosures that are made from a high quality, non-acidic, lignin-free paper (buffered or unbuffered) made from cotton or highly purified wood pulps. You should also avoid using envelopes with a center seam due to the adhesive that could damage your photos. If you are storing photo albums make sure they are placed on acid-free adhesive paper and protected with a sheet protector.

The Storage Unit

When consider what kind of storage unit you should rent, it is always wise to go with a temperature controlled storage unit at US 60 Self Storage in Mesa. To keep your photos in pristine condition it is recommended that you store them in a unit that is well ventilated and doesn’t have fluctuation in temperature. Extreme temperatures tend to alter the condition of photos making them fade or become discolored.

The Packing

To provide the best protection for you photos you will want to invest in some plastic bins to store them in. Plastic bins with resealable tops are the best when it comes to storing a variety of valuables in a storage unit. This will keep you photos away from any hazardous spills or unwanted guests. Make sure you don’t overpack your bins. Heavy boxes and bins are difficult to move and can cause damage to the items inside if they are filled to the brim.

For more information about our facility and our temperature controlled units make sure you give US 60 Self Storage in Mesa a call today.