18. February 2014 12:55
The day you got married was one of the happiest in your life. Don't let the cherished keepsakes from your wedding become damaged during storage. Follow these guidelines to ensure that your dress and accessories stay as beautiful as the day you walked down the aisle.
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The most important rule to safely storing keepsakes is renting a climate controlled storage unit. These storage units are typically air conditioned during the warn summer months and heated during the cold winter months to prevent issues such as mildewing of fabrics, yellowing of paper and warping of wood. You will find climate controlled storage units at your neighborhood Safeguard Self Storage. Here are a few other tips for storing precious wedding memories:
--Have your wedding gown professionally cleaned shortly after your wedding. Areas that appear clean may actually be soiled and will yellow as time passes.
--Do not store the gown in a plastic bag. Chemicals within the plastic can damage the fabric. Metal hangers can also cause damage. Consider an acid-free box instead. Wrap the dress in white, acid-free tissue paper for further protection.
--Store the dress and accessories in a dry, cool place. Climate controlled storage units at Safeguard Self Storage keep excessive moisture, sunlight and heat away from keepsakes and discourage mold.
--Have bouquets professionally preserved or allow ample time for them to dry before putting them in storage. Consider keeping flowers in a glass shadowbox to protect them from dust.
Contact Safeguard Self Storage today to find the perfect place to store your memories. They offer all of the self storage amenities needed to preserve valued keepsakes and offer reasonable rates that newlyweds can easily fit into their budget. Safeguard Self Storage also offers a full line of packing & storage supplies for added convenience.
Let Safeguard Self Storage help you keep your wedding memories alive for generations to come.