What do a pint-sized pumpkin, a fairy with glitter wings, a wise-crackin’ raccoon, and a stormtrooper from a galaxy far, far away all have in common? They’re all children’s Halloween costumes, and you’re bound to see them trotting down the sidewalk this All Hallows’ Eve. Every year, children of all ages look forward to October 31st so they can dress up as their favorite characters, go trick-or-treating around their neighborhood, and score sacks full of delicious, sugary candy. It’s a tradition that’s only grown more and more elaborate each year, making Halloween a multi-billion dollar industry.
The problem for parents though is simple – each year, children tend to outgrow their favorite characters to dress up as, and that means each year often results in a new costume to add onto the stockpile of make-believe. With each costume, a grouping of memories inevitably forms, making it extremely hard for any parent to part with a piece of their little one’s childhood. Besides, what if a younger sibling or family friend needs to borrow a costume in the years to come? Isn’t it worth holding onto those costumes for future generations to enjoy??
The answer to both questions is yes! If you don’t have a ton of extra storage space in your home, a storage rental might be the perfect solution for all of your costume-storing needs. To keep costumes and masks looking new generation after generation, be sure to follow these simple care and storage tips:
- Cleaning. Make sure your costumes are clean before you pack them away. Check the labels to see if they can be laundered or if they need hand washing or dry cleaning.
- Packing. Many costumes can be folded and packed into clear plastic containers to keep them safe and dry.
- Hanging. Some costumes will need hanging. Cover these items in plastic to keep them dust-free.
- Wrapping. Large or odd-shaped items, such as a tall, pointy witch’s hat, will need their own box or wrapping.
- Boxing: Masks can be packed in a separate box. Any that have delicate parts should be wrapped in tissue or bubble wrap.
- Saving: Your baby’s first Halloween costume is a special keepsake that will not be used again. You may want to have this treasure professionally preserved for posterity.
- Controlling: If you have a lot of costumes made from expensive or delicate materials (especially when it comes to masks and prosthetic applications), you may want to consider renting a climate controlled storage space. This will keep the materials pristine and save you having to replace your costumes, so your collection can keep growing.
- Freshening: When you take costumes out of storage to wear again, if they smell a little musty, just put them in the drier for a few minutes with a drier sheet to perk them up.
Now that you know how to properly store your costumes, look no further than STORBOX for a place to keep them safe. We have been helping Pasadena residents with self-storage for many years now, and we’re confident we can find the right storage solution for your particular set of needs. For more information about how we can help, please call us today at (626) 407-3439.