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July 15, 2018

Storing Art and Paintings in Self Storage

Here at Elite Self Storage, we know that storage solutions aren’t one size fits all. Depending on what you need to store, the features you need from your storage unit are going to change. That’s why our self-storage facility offers so many options, including storage lockers that are perfect for fragile items like artwork. You can’t just store that artwork away in any old unit. You want one that will ensure that each of these pieces looks just as great coming out as they did going in, and we’re ready to help with that. Here are some of our tips for storing art and what kind of features you should look for in a storage unit.

Home Storage Might Not Work

You may be convinced that you can just store artwork at home, but you may be mistaken. You may not have enough room in your home, which could cause you to store these works of art in areas where so many forgotten items end up. We’re talking about the attic and basement. Unfortunately, changes in temperature and humidity are common in these areas of your home. That could cause some damage to your artwork over time.

Opt for Climate Controlled Storage

On that note, it may be smart to get a storage unit that is climate controlled. Humidity and temperature stay constant, so you don’t have to worry about your artwork aging poorly or losing its luster while it’s in a self-storage facility. Keeping the conditions in your storage unit constant keeps your art in great shape. Plus, you’ll end up with more room in your home now that the artwork you don’t need at the moment is safely stored away

Have the Right Supplies

When storing artwork, you need to make sure that you’re protecting it with the right packing supplies. Fortunately, Elite Self Storage can supply you with the materials you need. You’ll be able to safely wrap up paintings, photos, and anything else in ways that won’t leave stains or lasting damage. When properly stored with the right packing supplies, you don’t have to worry that you’ll be coming back to ripped or torn works of art.

Stack Your Items Safely

Some of the frames you’re using for certain pieces of art could be heavy or bulky. They could end up damaging other artwork if you’re not careful about how you stack your items. Store items with heavier frames separately or use a tool like a painting rack. This can help you prevent damage to your artwork without taking up too much valuable real estate in your storage unit.

Look For Security

If you want to hold onto these works of art, we bet that they’re rather valuable. Even if they’re not, clearly they hold some sentimental value. In either case, you’ll want to make sure that the self-storage facility you choose is secure. That’s why we have the latest security measures, including video surveillance and electronic keypads that let you access your items 24/7 while keeping out unauthorized persons. You can store artwork and anything else at Elite Self Storage with peace of mind.