Protecting your Family’s Photos in Storage

Family photos allow you to look back on your past memories and reflect on how much your family has grown over the years. Most of us put in a lot of time and effort into create scrapbooks and family photo albums in order to preserve our most cherished memories. When you find yourself needing to put your photos into storage, you can trust Elite Storage in Lafayette to keep those cherished memories safe. We can provide you with temperature controlled storage units to ensure the quality of all of your valuables. To keep your photos in pristine conditions we have listed some steps you should take in preparing your photos for storage.



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 a temperature controlled storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette. 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.



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.



A temperature controlled storage unit at Elite Storage in Lafayette can not only protect your photos, but a variety of other valuables as well. Our units ensure the safety and security of your most prized possessions. For more information on our facility and our temperature controlled units, call or stop by today.

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