We all have a need to keep children’s keepsake items and
school artwork for sentimental reasons. When there is no room in closets many
people resort to storing in attics which most times ruin precious items. The
heat and poor circulation can damage, so climate-controlled storage is a great
solution. Storage is a great solution to keep items safe and in good condition
to pass on for generations to come.
Children’s keepsakes and artwork are usually the hardest to sift
through, we all want keep artwork through the years and don’t want to let it
The first step is to take the initiative to start clearing
and categorizing. A great solution is to purchase plastic tub containers and
label with a marker. Clear containers work best so you can actually see what
items are where. If you have multiple children boxing each child’s separate is
key, so in years to come when you pass it down boxes are already labeled with
whose items are whose. Labeling : Toys, Pictures, School work and child name
can easily alleviate stress now then going through in the future. A great cost
efficient solution for keeping children school work are large unused pizza
boxes. The boxes are normally wide enough to hold construction paper drawings
you just can’t part with but can be organized. All you need to do is label the
boxes by age or year and then stack them up neatly. Make sure any items that
were made with food items (ex: macaroni necklaces) are not stored. This can
attract unwanted pest and rodents.
Once you have your containers organized and labeled it is now time to rent a storage unit. Choosing a size should be stress free with the help of office staff here at Challenger Storage. Another great tool is our size estimator that can be found on our website.
Good luck and be clutter free.