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How to protect your sentimental items in storage

When it comes to our prized possessions, it can be hard to let go and place them in the attic for safe keeping. The concern for this action is that your possessions will gather dust and will have many forms of damage committed to them within this environment.

Bell and Sons have a safe and structured storage process to guarantee the safety of your possessions – without taking up any space within your home and to pursue a peace of mind just for you.

Step 1: Decide what you wish to keep within your home

You may have numerous items from sentimental toys of your childhood to passed down family memorabilia and trinkets. You may find it hard to place items in storage so the key is to produce a list for yourself – listing what you must have in your home and what you can place in storage.

Remember, whether you decide to keep, store or even give away, you will always have the emotion and the memories with you forever.

Step 2: Packing items

Once you have your list, it is time to commence with the packing. Fragile items should be wrapped carefully and efficiently, either in the form of bubble wrap or newspaper.

If you have decided to place photos in storage, make sure you invest in some acid-free paper, guaranteeing the safety of quality of your photos.

For the purpose of vintage clothing, invest in some vacuum-sealed bags. These bags are inexpensive and you can find these in many discount stores within the UK. By utilising this form of protection, you will assure the quality of your clothes, resulting in a long-lasting presence that can be passed down your family if you wish.

A product that you may not have thought about is the use of plastic containers. Stay with me. I’ll explain. This form of protection comes in handy for the purpose of protecting valuable possessions, guaranteeing your items no disturbance. Of course, these can also be easily stacked. If you are considering using this method, make sure you do not fill these containers with more weight than it is made for, if you places in many heavy items, this will result in the container possibly breaking and your items becoming damaged. Research containers maximum weight for insurance and peace of mind.

Step 3: The big moving day to the storage unit

Now that your items are safely protected and packed – it is time to place them in storage.

A storage unit is a great source for making sure that your items are safe and will not be damaged from aspects such as weather conditions and accidental situations that you would be more likely to incur within your home.

Storage units come in many sizes so make sure you analyse how many items you wish to place in storage and choose the correct size for you. By doing this, you may wish to pursue a slightly larger storage unit than you need as this will give you future opportunities to place ore in storage, if you wish to. Having the choice will benefit you immensely.

A few benefits of a storage unit is that there will be 24/7 security, alarms, more space within your household and above all else – 100% safety guaranteed of all your items.

Step 4: Storage secured

Storage is not part of the forever game, you can choose when you wish to take possessions out of storage. Remember, it is okay to have a difficult time deciding what should be in storage or not, they will have core sentimental value to you. Take your time.

Bell and Sons are a family run business and believe that your prize possessions should have the upmost care and security. With 24/7 security, a dry and clean storage unit and family values that the core of our business actions, your items will be safe and secure with our service.


If you wish to have more information about storing your sentimental items, please contact us today for a free, no obligation quote.

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