In the early 1990s, the Seventies came back to life in fashion magazines, runway shows, and middle schools. The Eighties are still doing it. Stranger Things, the Netflix-original series, is set in 1983, and it’s one of the hottest shows around. Plus, Arnold was just on The Celebrity Apprentice, yah?
The stylizations of Art Deco, not content to remain in the Roaring Twenties, surged back to life in filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby of 2013. This silver screen treatment gave the flapper and her accessories another run in pop culture. Shopping in vintage or second-hand stores is now trendy. Fringed dresses are chic. Spandex jumpsuits double as pajamas. And lava lamps are forever.What does that have to do with you?
Let’s answer that with another topical question: Do you still have a flip phone? Probably not. But with trends and technology updating at the speed of “wireless,” that flip phone that nobody still has may become an important historical marker. An evolutionary “link” of mankind’s progress toward camera-phones implanted behind our eyeballs. Your flip phone may one day be in a museum!
Bottom line: Whatever super-hyper-current gadget or fashion you’re hosting will be outdated by next year—but increasingly valuable as decades separate “now” from “then.”
Instead of throwing out any out-of-date clothes, furniture, toys, or technology, consider getting a storage space and “investing” in choice pieces. If only the Romans had self-storage. We’d have much more information from that fascinating culture.
So you may not think your 1999 DVD of Cats is valuable, especially since you can watch it on YouTube. But time changes everything. First-hand documents, products, and clothing are cultural and temporal markers of civilization. Besides, your grandkids will one day be thrilled to play inside a vintage bathtub. Plus, there’s no telling what will become valuable sooner—classics are proven as years pass, and true style never goes out of style! You’ll be able to pull out the bellbottoms and wear them to your heart’s content.
STORBOX can help you set up your self-storage unit and even lend you moving supplies. Our staff of moving counselors is experienced, friendly, and hard-working. Storage insurance is available for your collection, and we even have climate-controlled units for delicate items. Call (626) 407-3439 to get started today. And when your iPhone 7S becomes obsolete next year, you can keep it tucked away for a rainy day in your STORBOX unit along with everything else!