Antique collecting is more than a hobby; it’s a passion. Somerset, with its rich history and vibrant culture, has become a haven for antique collectors and enthusiasts. But with the joy of collecting comes the challenge of storage. How do you preserve the integrity of fine antique furniture, sculptures, and delicate heirlooms? Clear Space, Somerset’s premier self-storage provider, has the expertise and facilities to help you protect your cherished collection. In this blog, we share essential tips for storing your antiques safely.
Understand the Value of Your Antiques
Before considering storage options, assess the value of your collection. Antique pieces require special care, and understanding their worth helps in choosing the right storage solutions. If you’re uncertain, consider consulting with an antique appraiser to get a clear picture of your collection’s value.
Choose the Right Packaging
Proper packaging is crucial in preserving the condition of your antiques. Use high-quality, acid-free materials to wrap delicate items. For antique furniture, ensure it is well-protected, especially if it has protruding parts or delicate carvings. Ensure everything is snugly packed to prevent any movement during transit.
Opt for Storage WITH A STABLE CLIMATE
Antiques are sensitive to rapid temperature fluctuations and changes in humidity. Extreme conditions can lead to deterioration and damage. An ideal storage unit should maintain a stable environment, protecting your collection from the elements. Clear Space offers state-of-the-art indoor storage units, ensuring your antiques remain in pristine condition.
Security should be a top priority when storing valuable antiques. At Clear Space, we understand the importance of safeguarding your collection. Our facilities are equipped with 24/7 surveillance, secure access, and well-lit areas, providing peace of mind that your antiques are safe and sound.
Accessibility and Convenience
Ease of access is essential for antique collectors who may need to retrieve items from their collection. Clear Space offers convenient access hours, allowing you to reach your collection when you need it most.
Storing antiques is often a long-term commitment. Consider the future of your collection and choose a storage provider that can accommodate your needs as your collection grows. Clear Space offers a variety of unit sizes, ensuring you have the space you need as your passion for antiques continues to flourish.
Insure Your Antiques
While we take every precaution to protect your antiques, it’s wise to consider insurance for added security. Talk to your insurance provider about coverage options for antiques stored in self-storage facilities.
Document Your Collection
Keep a comprehensive inventory of your collection, including photographs, descriptions, and any appraisal documents. This record not only helps in managing your collection but also serves as a valuable resource in case of insurance claims or future sales.
Seek Professional Advice
If you’re uncertain about any aspect of storing your antiques, don’t hesitate to seek professional advice. Antique conservators and storage experts can provide invaluable guidance, ensuring your collection is preserved for future generations. For Somerset’s antique collectors, protecting your investment is paramount. Clear Space offers the expertise, facilities, and peace of mind to ensure your antiques are stored safely and securely. With the right precautions and a trusted storage partner, you can enjoy your collection for years to come. Visit us today and discover how we can help safeguard your treasured antiques.