Storing Your Memories

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At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we understand that we’re not only helping you store your belongings, we’re also helping you store your memories. The things you’re holding onto may have sentimental value, and you want to make sure that they’re safe and sound. By renting a self-storage unit from us, you can rest easy knowing that everything is secure and will be in the same condition when you pick it up as it was when you put it in storage.

When it comes to your memories, there are probably a few things that stick out more than others. Toys you played with as a child, photos of you and your family, and heirlooms that have been passed down by previous generations all play a part in your life. In this post, we’ll look at those three things and how you can protect them through proper storage.

Childhood Toys

Everyone had their favorite toy when they were a child, whether it was a doll, an action figure, a game, or a ball. You wanted to play with this particular toy as often as you could, and it was never far from your sight. Over the years, you may have had several favorite toys, replacing an old one with a new one as you grew.

When it comes to storing childhood toys, it’s important to pack and label everything properly. You’ll want to be able to find things the next time you’re looking for a particular toy, and you’ll also want to be sure that everything is protected from damage. You might be saving certain toys for your children, or you may be hoping that a specific toy will one day be worth quite a bit. Either way, every toy will be safe and sound!

Family Photos

Family photos are often some of the most cherished items someone can own. These snapshots capture memories from years long gone, and you can look at them to see people that are no longer with you. You can remember vacations, birthdays, anniversaries, and more simply by looking at a photograph.

When it comes to storing photos, you’ll want to be sure that they’re away from light and water. Exposure to light can cause photos to fade, especially older pictures that were printed on older photo paper. Water can of course ruin photos entirely, so investing in a watertight photo box can help keep everything safe inside your home.

However, if you’re worried about photos getting damaged when they’re stored in your attic, basement, or garage, then self-storage is an ideal alternative. Our units are watertight, and with the right boxes and archival materials, your family photos can last for decades.

Precious Heirlooms

When talking about heirlooms, many people automatically think of the person who gave them the item. They also think about how the item was used in the past, either through their personal memories or because of a photograph. You may remember your grandmother using the coffee table that now sits in your living room, or you may have a steamer trunk that an ancestor used when coming to America.

Whatever the case may be, precious family heirlooms can often have the strongest ties to memory. If you aren’t displaying certain items in your home, and you don’t want to leave them in the attic or basement, then let us help you find a dry, secure spot in one of our storage units. The heirloom will be protected, and you can pick it up whenever you decide.

Find Storage Now

If you have toys, photos, or heirlooms that evoke strong memories for you, then we’d love to help you keep them safe. At one of our metro-area storage facilities, you can find a unit that fits your needs and your budget. Our staff is always happy to help however they can.

We look forward to meeting you!