This Christmas, sometimes the thought and sentiment behind a gift can mean far more than an item’s value. However, when you are given a gift of huge value, whether that is sentimental or monetary, you want to make sure that you look after it. Take a look at the tips below to help you look after your stuff.
Keep them out of sight
Out of sight, out of mind as the saying goes. But don’t just keep your valuables in a dank and dark place as that can damage them. Keep your valuables in a secure location that is secure and they will stay with you for many years to come.
Keep them in the right condition
Depending on what your valuable is, this can involve everything from a professional dry clean to an anti-moth treatment. Furthermore, keep your valuables in a place that’s going to keep them in good condition. That means not a leaky attic or a greasy garage!
Make the most of Boxing Day
Pack your valuables into boxes to make sure dust, mites or other nasties don’t get to your belongings. You should also seal your boxes to stop anything discolouring. Labelling is also a good shout, especially if you’re packing up a bunch of stuff and you don’t want to lose your valuables in a mountain of other boxes.
Visit them regularly
Your valuables are precious to you, and of course, you’ll want to see them often. However, you should also make sure you check in with them every few months to make sure they aren’t deteriorating. Book them in for a clean if needed and check that moths or other pests haven’t got to them.
Hire a secure unit
If need be, consider getting yourself a secure self-storage unit. With 24 hour security and CCTV, you can rest assured that your valuables will be safe and secure. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about damp or mould that could take the shine off of your valuables.
When you’re given something that means a lot to you this Christmas, make sure that you take care of it. Whether that’s giving it the maintenance that it requires or keeping it somewhere dry and secure. Take care of your valuables and they’ll stay with you for many Christmases to come.