There are millions of different items on this earth to collect! Whether you are a fan of a certain television series, a sports fanatic, or art enthusiast, you can have fun searching for new additions. Collections give you something to talk about with friends and show off when you have over. You can also pass your collection down to your kids or grandkids someday, so they can enjoy your collection.

Sometimes, however, there are reasons you may need to store your collection away temporarily. If you are searching for a safe place to keep your collection, DAK Self-Storage in Berks County is here to help!

Reasons to Store Collections at DAK

Keep Safe from Kids or Pets

If you have young children or untrained pets running around the house, there is potential for them to get into your collection. You don’t want your fragile items broken or your beautiful artwork smudged by messy fingers. Unless you have a spare room that you can lock your collection away in, it may be safer to store your collection in a DAK Self-Storage unit.

Keep Your Collection Out of The Way

If you have had your collection for a while, it may be growing larger. If the items aren’t that small, you may be running out of room to display everything. Whether you need to store a few items from your collection or the whole thing, DAK Self-Storage can accommodate you. We can help you get your items out of the way to you have room to move about your house.

Control the Storage Conditions

Storing your collection in an unfinished attic or basement allows the elements to slowly damage your collection. Too much moisture can allow mold or mildew to grow. Lack of moisture can dry out leather pieces and other materials. Light can cause colors to fade and extreme temperatures can warp your pieces. DAK Self-Storage offers indoor climate controlled units for your convince. By controlling the atmosphere you can keep your collection looking great.

Tips for Storing Your Collection at DAK

Clean and Protect

Before storing items you should clean and protect everything. Leaving any kind of debris on your items can cause scratches or attract pests. Be sure to research which cleaning products are safe to use on each material. You can find many tips in DAK Self-Storage’s blog.

You will also want to use the right materials to protect your collection. We offer an on-site store with a variety of materials to suit your needs. Properly packaging your items can help prevent damage if your pieces fall or get crushed for any reason.


Planning is an important part of the storage process. It helps prevent problems that slow down your process. To begin planning you will want to count and measure your items to figure out how much room you will need. It helps to do this after your items are packaged as bubble wrap and other materials take up extra space. Be sure to think about if your items can be stacked on top of each other as well. If not, you may want to invest in shelving and take that mass into account as well.

Once you know how much space you will need, you can browse DAK Self-Storage’s available units here: If you need assistance choosing a unit, feel free to contact our staff.


You will want to organize your unit to make finding everything simple. Labels can help immensely when you need to find a specific item. If you are stacking items, place heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on top so your pieces don’t get crushed. Store items you will need most often at the front, and less used items toward the back. Be sure to leave a walking path so you can reach your items at the back of the unit.

Check On Collection Regularly

Finally, be sure to check on your collection. This will allow you to catch any potential problems that may occur before they become drastic. If you live in the Reading area, your collection is a short drive away. You can easily add, retrieve, or inspect your items to make sure they are safe.