Collectibles are a hot commodity these days. There are plenty of people who are going to flee markets, thrift stores and searching the web for the most rare vinyls. While others just prefer the unique sounds that can only come from a record.
If you’re one of these people then storing them properly is a priority. Vinyl records, though fragile, can easily be stored away from home, as long as they're properly prepped and placed in the right Gretna storage units.
Prep your vinyl records well
To prep vinyl records for storage, keep the sleeves on the records. This will keep them safe from dust, dirt and other elements that may be harmful. If not, they could be at risk for mold and mildew, buildup of unwanted dust or dirt, or wear and fading on the cover. Another factor to consider is to always store records upright. This will prevent warping and enable you to easily store them in a crate or box.
Find the ideal environment
Records last longer when kept in a cool, dry room. The temperature for vinyls should be around 59 to 77 degrees. The cool atmosphere for your vinyls will ensure that they don't warp. The Gretna storage units should be dry because the vinyls are susceptible to damage from mold or mildew, and they could play a role in the warping process. The humidity percentage should be between 35 and 40 percent.
Package your vinyls correctly
Packaging vinyls is one of the most important ways to preserve a record. There are plenty of options as to what to put them in, but always shoot for a container that is the shape of the records. If you store them in a round container, they might have trouble fitting.
If they're placed too tightly in a container, then it has the potential to hurt the cover, or even warp the record. Always place them in a square or rectangular container to support the shape of the records.
Find the best storage facility
When storing records, the Gretna storage units are climate-controlled and protected by security. These storage facilities will ensure the safety and longevity of the records. We have storage units that are climate-controlled throughout the whole year. It can rain or snow and your vinyls will be protected.
If you have an extensive vinyl collection, you probably spent a pretty penny collecting them. The last thing you want is for it to get stolen. Choose a facility with great security. Our unit facility is monitored 24/7 by 28 cameras. If that doesn’t give a piece of mind, our facility is in a safe neighborhood with a low crime rate.
At Lynch Storage we have eco-friendly storage units! Yes, you read that correctly, our facility is powered by solar energy, from lights, heating and cooling! You do not have to worry about increasing your carbon footprint!
Lynch storage has a storage unit facility in Gretna. We are happy to help with storing your collectibles! Our storage units are climate controlled, to be sure that your belongings are not affected by extreme weather changes. Contact us today for more information!