Keeping your Family Photos Safe in Storage

Family photos can be treasured from generation to generation. If you are like most you might not have the space to store your beloved family photos in your home. Instead you can easily store your photos in a storage unit at Millcreek Self Storage in Millcreek, Utah. To help you in making sure your family photos are preserved throughout the years we have provided you with some preparation steps before placing them in storage.

Preparing your Photos

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 an indoor storage unit at Millcreek Self Storage in Millcreek, Utah. 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.

Packing your Photos

To provide the best protection for you photos you will want to invest in some plastic bins to store them in. Plastic bins with sealable 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 over pack 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.