Storage Options for Movie Buffs

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If you’re someone who loves movies, then you may have amassed quite the collection of tapes, DVDs, memorabilia, and more. You may have also dedicated a room in your house to your collection, and you love sitting down to watch your favorite films every chance you get. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we know how important your movie collection is to you, and should you need to put any of it into self-storage, we’re here to help you find the perfect solution.

Your Film Collection

The most important aspect of your collection is of course the films themselves. You may have started collecting decades ago, and you have everything from laser discs and Betamax tapes to DVDs and Blu-ray. Your collection spans every genre and subgenre, and while you have your favorites, you cherish every film on your shelves.

When it comes to storing your movies, whether it’s on a shelf or in a box, it’s important to stack them upright, side by side. Stacking them one on top of another can result in too much weight being put on the bottom discs or tapes, which can cause damage. The last thing you want is for one of your movies to be unwatchable because it will no longer play!

If you’re going to be putting any portion of your film collection into a self-storage unit, then it’s a good idea to choose a climate-controlled space. Heat and humidity can be a VHS cassette’s or Blu-ray disc’s worst enemy, and you don’t want to find that your collection has been damaged after a few months in storage. A climate-controlled space is the ideal choice when you want to protect sensitive materials such as box plastics and tape ribbons.

Props and Memorabilia

As a movie buff, your love for film goes beyond the movies themselves. You have favorite scenes and characters, and one of the best ways to remember those scenes and characters is through props and memorabilia. Perhaps there’s an item that the character holds at a certain point in the movie, or maybe it’s some type of futuristic weapon that’s always at their side or in their hand. Film studios often produce prop replicas of these types of things, but there’s always the chance for you to get your hands on a prop that was used on screen. These items can be very hard to find, not to mention extremely valuable, but for a true movie enthusiast, they’re worth the time and money.

Other memorabilia can include movie posters, action figures, and more. You likely have several of these things displayed throughout your house, but for those items that are in tubes or boxes, self-storage can be a prime solution. Again, climate control is going to be the best option when it comes to protecting your movie memorabilia.

Visit Us Today

At EZ Storage®, we know how important your movie collection is to you. If you ever need to store certain items, or you’re moving and you want to make sure that nothing gets damaged while you renovate your new home to make space for everything, then visit one of our metro-area locations today. We offer a variety of storage unit sizes, so no matter how many boxes or tubs you have, you can find the right space for everything.

Once you have a unit, you can access it on any day of the year. This means that if there’s a movie in your collection that you really want to watch, but you know it’s in storage, then you can come get it whenever you want. Access hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, and our staff members and resident managers are always ready to help however they can.

We look forward to seeing you soon!