5 Ways to Wrangle Your Collectibles

Person sorting through a record collection

Storage Post has five tips to wrangling your collection and solving your storage crisis.

For those passionate few, collecting is an emotional rollercoaster. The thrill of an eBay auction. The heartbreak of a falling shelf. And, most frustratingly, the total confusion of figuring out how to store or show your beloved knickknacks. Do you circulate your collection between display and storage? Or do you rearrange your space to properly present your prized possessions? Worry no more, hobby homies! Storage Post has five tips to wrangling your collection and solving your storage crisis.

1. Know Your Trade

Before you can decide what goes where, it helps to understand the ins and outs of your particular collectable. For instance, stamp collections should be stored away from light and dust in upright albums and stockbooks. Not accommodating for such things early on can lead to poor storage solutions as you start to rearrange.

2. Clear Out the Clutter

When it comes to reworking a space, sometimes the most helpful thing is deciding what goes and what stays. It’s not always the easiest choice, but storing those items that have started to feel in the way can do wonders for a space without shifting much around. Plus, it’s worth getting rid of an old hamper if it means getting to display your collection, right?

3. Scoot that Sofa

Moving your main pieces away from the wall not only makes a room feel more spacious but also allows for an interesting display. Utilize the extra room with thin tables or shelves to show off your collection or give other non-collectables a home.

Sofa sitting in a living room

4. Hang a Shelf

Easier said than done, right? This is one Pinterest chore that any collector should know how to handle. And it really isn’t as bad as you might think! Once you hang one floating shelf, it will look so good you’ll just have to do another. Follow this handy guide to hanging shelves and find total storage zen.

Shelves with hanging pictures

Invest in Functional Furniture

If you’ve got your eyes on a new piece of furniture, ask yourself: will this take space or make it? Tables, beds, and even ottomans are potential opportunities for storage if you make the right purchases. Be on the lookout for sexy storage solutions that fit seamlessly into your home’s aesthetic. This will free up space for the parts of your collection that you’d like to feature.

Bed in a bedroom