Many people associate memories with being solely in your mind; you remember the past and replay it in your head and all those associated feelings come rushing back to you. Granted, many of our memories aren’t as accurate as we actually think they are but, hey, it’s nice to reminisce, all the same.

There are many aspects that can trigger our big ol’ brains to resurrect those memories of the past, and, more often than not, it’s seeing something that reminds you of a particular time of your life. That’s why many people want to save these objects and keep them in their lives – so they can keep those memories alive.

However, depending on the item – and more importantly, its size – space is often a premium that many people don’t think they can afford, leaving you with one option; getting rid of all those items which have brought them happy memories for years on end… right?

Well, we’re here to tell you that’s not that case – we’re not called Smart Storage for nothing!

You Have Options of More Space

If you’ve got items that hold a lot of sentimental value, you’re going to want to make sure that they are kept safe; simply shoving them under the stairs like Harry Potter, or up in the attic like Kevin McCallister, may seem like suitable options, especially if they’re the only suitable storage spaces available in your home.

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While you will want your precious items somewhere accessible, storing them in places –the attic in particular – is subjecting them to potential damage. Attics are known for being pretty damp, especially if it hasn’t been converted into an extra room and insulated correctly – and you don’t need us to tell you that damp and items you want to keep forever don’t mix too well!

Even storage space under the stairs isn’t completely guiltless; these areas tend to be very small and limited in space, so anything that is stored there is often cramped – not ideal for an item that you want to remain undamaged.

Accessible doesn’t have to mean directly in your home, and that’s where self-storage units come in handy. With the help of a completely safe, security-focussed storage unit, you’ll have a space dedicated to those items that you love most – and what’s more, you’ll be the only one with access to it! In your home, you never know whose little fingers will be poking around – and do you really want to risk them scratching that precious antique or making collages of your valued family photos?

Be Smart with your Storage

Whether it’s a collection of family photos or videos, an antique heirloom that has been passed down from generation to generation, or simply a collection of items that hold a special meaning to you (think wedding outfits, a box of your favourite toys… that sort of thing), opting to keep them safe and out of harm’s way is probably top of your priorities.

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While something doesn’t have to be expensive to be sentimental, it’s often the case that heirlooms and old items can be costly; this is often one of the main reasons people want to store them away for safe keeping, but it’s still important to have access to them to evoke those treasured memories.

While your house is a safe place to store items – if you don’t think it is, why are you living there? – there are more chances that your memories could get knocked or damaged. Using a storage unit is much simpler and safer… and we’re not just saying that! You’ll be the only one to have access to your unit, giving you – in most cases – up to 100 feet of space to store as many memories as you want.

As you may not be using your storage units on a regular basis, you can guarantee that your memories will be kept safe from harm, especially from passing foot traffic and sticky fingers! It’s important that you organise your unit well, however – if you’re balancing your great-great-grandmother’s cabinet on your mother’s antique table, it’s probably not going to end well should something slightly move.

Why Your Memories Are Important to Us

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but as you grow older, time seems to fly by much quicker. Whether you’ve got a fast-paced corporate job or you’re simply taking life at your own pace, you can’t deny that each year seems to come around quicker than the last.

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Unless The Doctor from Doctor Who is playing around with time streams again (the idiot) to save yet another one of his doting companions, it appears to just be a part of growing older. This means we often forget a lot of what we know, simply because new information is bombarding our brains every single day.

However, it’s always good to take a step back into the past every now and then; whether it’s to see how your life used to be in comparison to where you are now, or simply want to remember a loved one in peace. A storage unit can help you zone out from the outside world if you need to – make it your space to escape and sit with your memories for as long as you need.

If you’re looking for a dedicated storage unit to safely store your special memories, Smart Storage have a secure location dedicated to self-storage in Preston, Liverpool, Wirral, Widnes, Warrington and Altrincham. Feel free to get in touch with our team today and we’ll be happy to help you in any way we can!