Toy collections not only hold value, but they provide you with many memories of the good childhood that you had. Whether you have a mint condition toy collection or one that is in good used shape, you want to protect the toys while they are in storage. But, how can you do that? Below, we will go over ways for you to properly store your toy collection to protect it from damage.
- The first thing you want to do is protect the toys by keeping them in their original packaging. If you do not have the original packaging available, you should purchase protective boxes and packaging to prevent the toys from becoming damaged.
- When you store your items, make sure to keep them in a climate-controlled unit. Too much humidity and fluctuations in the temperature can cause corrosion, rust, and damage to the toys. Make sure that the humidity level stays at or below 50 percent and that the temperature does not rise above 70 degrees for the best results.
- If you are storing your toys at home, do not place them in the direct sunlight as the sun’s UV rays will cause fading of the paint on the toys. You should keep the toys in a container or box and place them in a dark place.
- When you place your collectible toys in a box, always use filler to prevent any empty spaces. If you have empty spaces in the box, the toys will rattle around and move as you carry the boxes and this can cause scratches and damage.
- You should avoid keeping your collectible toys in plastic bags when you can. This is because moisture can build up in plastic bags, leading to mold or deterioration.
When you go to store your collectible toys, make sure that you are taking the proper steps to store them. If you do not, you will find that your toys are damaged and not in collectible condition when you uncover them.
One of the most important things to remember is to keep your collectible toys out of the heat. Heat damages items and if you have any electronic components in your toys, they will corrode and not work when you attempt to turn them on.