How to Store Jewellery in Self Storage

Self storage offers a convenient solution for decluttering your home, but when it comes to precious jewellery, a little extra care is needed. Currie Easy Self Storage understands the importance of keeping your valuables safe. They offer a variety of clean, secure storage unit sizes, with climate-controlled options available to ensure your jewellery stays sparkling throughout its storage journey. Here's a guide to ensure your favourite pieces stay sparkling and tangle-free during their time in storage.

Preparing Your Jewellery

Before packing away your jewellery, give it a thorough cleaning. This removes dirt, oils, and grime that can contribute to tarnishing over time. Use appropriate cleaning solutions for different metals and gemstones. A quick internet search will provide specific cleaning methods for your jewellery types.

Inspect your jewellery for any loose clasps, frayed threads, or weak links. Take care of minor repairs before storage to prevent further damage.

Choosing the Perfect Containers

Avoid storing jewellery in plastic containers for long periods. Plastic traps moisture, which can lead to tarnishing, especially for silver pieces. Opt for breathable materials like cotton, felt, or anti-tarnish cloth pouches.

Keep your jewellery organised and tangle-free with compartmentalised boxes or organisers. This allows for easy identification and prevents delicate chains from getting knotted.

Consider using the original boxes your jewellery came in, especially for delicate pieces. If you lack the original packaging, invest in good quality jewellery boxes or travel cases.

Packing Like a Pro

For extra protection, individually wrap each piece of jewellery in soft tissue paper or an anti-tarnish cloth. This provides a buffer against scratches and prevents delicate items from rubbing against each other.

Don't let your necklaces become a tangled mess! Here are a few solutions:

  • Carefully lay necklaces flat in a box or compartment, with clasps fastened.
  • Invest in a travel jewellery roll with individual compartments to keep necklaces from getting knotted.
  • Utilise hanging organisers with hooks for necklaces. This is a space-saving option and allows for easy access.

Optimum Storage Conditions in Your Unit

When choosing your storage unit, opt for a climate-controlled unit if possible. This regulates temperature and humidity, minimising the risk of tarnishing and preserving the quality of your jewellery.

Keep your jewellery away from direct sunlight. Excessive light exposure can fade some gemstones and damage delicate materials.

Avoid placing jewellery boxes directly on the floor of the unit. This protects them from potential moisture or flooding. Consider placing them on a shelf or raised platform.

Security Measures

While most storage facilities offer security measures, consider getting additional insurance specifically for your valuable jewellery. This provides peace of mind knowing your treasures are protected.

For particularly high-value pieces, consider a safe deposit box at your bank. This offers a higher level of security compared to a self-storage unit.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your precious jewellery stays safe and in pristine condition while residing in self-storage. With a little planning and organisation, you can access your sparkling treasures whenever you desire, ready to add a touch of glamour to any outfit.

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