Do You Collect Movie Memorabilia?

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There are countless individuals out there who collect movie memorabilia, and if you’re one of them, you likely have a dedicated space in your home for those items. You may have posters on the wall and figurines on the shelves, but if you have things that aren’t on display, you might have them tucked away in boxes in the attic or garage. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we love helping people find the right self-storage for their memorabilia collections, and if you’re running out of space at home, visit us today!

Cataloging Your Collection

Most movie memorabilia collectors keep an inventory of the items that they own. They do this because they want to know exactly what’s in their collection, they’re interested in selling some items in the future, or both. Whatever the case may be, it’s good to know which pieces you have and which ones you don’t, should you want to add to your collection at some point. If you plan on selling certain items, having a catalogue can help you keep track of current market prices for rare pieces, as well as what you’ve sold and what you haven’t.

Storing Your Collection

dreamstime_xl_4846173 (1)As your collection grows, your garage, attic, or basement may not be enough to hold everything you own. Not very many people have access to a warehouse, and if you’re looking for a suitable solution, a self-storage unit can suffice. With various unit sizes and the option to store your items in a climate-controlled space, you can find a spot that’s big enough and that’s kept at the perfect temperature year-round. This is especially important is you have plastic or fabric items that could be damaged if they’re exposed to extremely high or low temperatures.

When it comes to how you’re going to store your memorabilia, it’s important to think about how best to protect everything. Many people leave action figures in their original boxes, and those blister packs are designed to keep each piece in place. If you don’t want the figures to be damaged, make sure nothing heavy is stacked on top of them. If you have plastic or metal items that could be scratched if they scrape against one another, invest in plenty of foam or padding to protect those pieces. Cutting the foam to fit each piece can make things much easier when you’re packing things into boxes.

If you have pictures or photographs that you need to store, make sure that they’re stored with archival paper that won’t bleed or stain the memorabilia. Paper with signatures should be given extra special care, and it can be best to store things vertically rather than horizontally. For movie posters, pick up some cardboard tubes to protect them against tears and other damage.
You may not have hundreds of thousands of items in your collection, but you still want to protect the memorabilia that you do own. If you’re running out of space at home and you need an affordable self-storage unit, come to EZ Storage® today. We’re proud to serve Philadelphia, and we look forward to helping you!