Yes, you can safely store your DVD collection in a self-storage unit

Posted on: 23 October 2019


As technology moves towards flash drives and internal storage solutions, you may be wondering what to do with your large DVD collection. The obvious choice is to create a special shelving area and proudly display them as nostalgic pieces. However, what if your home is too small? What if you move around often and can't maintain an organised shelf?

A storage unit might be the best solution for you. Storage units are excellent for DVD collections, especially when you arrange them in the right way. You have the freedom to design custom shelving and arrangement styles that suit your specific taste. What should you know before taking your precious DVDs to storage?

1. Start with proper arrangement

Perhaps the biggest mistake you could make is to simply stuff all your DVDs in a disorganised manner. First, make sure that each DVD is in its correct case. This will make it easier for you to find what you need, and you'll be less likely to lose or break individual DVDs.

There are many different ways to arrange your collection. Experiment with fun techniques such as colour-coding, genre arrangement, by year and much more.  

2. Don't stuff them in a cardboard box

Once you have your DVDs properly arranged, the next step is to find a proper type of shelf where you can place them. You'll want to avoid stuffing DVD inside cardboard boxes; this is because cardboard can easily become soggy in humid or wet conditions. A better alternative is to keep your collection entirely off the floor by using shelves or plastic containers.

3. Make use of old bookshelves

Speaking of shelving, old bookshelves are an affordable and convenient choice for storing DVDs in a storage unit. You may already have a bookshelf in your unit, or you may prefer to make/purchase a custom shelf to house your precious old-school movies. Either way, make it fun by decorating the shelves and keeping them easily accessible at all times. In this way, you won't feel as if you've simply dumped your DVDs in storage.

4. Control humidity

You should also consider getting a climate-controlled unit for your DVD collection. Depending on where you live, humidity can cause your DVDs to become damp and damaged over time. Prevent this risk by controlling airflow and temperature even when you're away from the unit for long periods. Climate control will also give you peace of mind that your valuable collection is in a safe place.

For more information, contact a self-storage facility in your area today.