The security of your collection
If you often visit various sites or forums that are devoted to collecting, you probably have come across more than once information on how to protect your collection from all kinds of problems. This is a very urgent problem that has plagued all collectors since time immemorial. Just imagine, here you have been collecting the collection for decades, invested a huge amount of spiritual and material resources in it, and then bam, and some kind of trouble happened to it. It’s like taking a beloved child, a terrible loss. Therefore, the issue of collection security must be approached very seriously.
In this article, we list all the most basic threats that your collection may expect:
Naturally, the most terrible enemy of absolutely any collection is fire. This is especially true for those who like to collect something paper or wood. In the room where your collection is located, all fire safety measures should be taken, up to the possibility of extinguishing a fire with an automatic system using water. Although, this is the most extreme case, since water is also deadly for any collection. So, try in no case to bring to the room where your collection is stored – candles, matches and other firemen. Use lamps with a thick layer of protection so that their surface is not hot.
A little higher, we mentioned that water is also a serious problem for any collection. Therefore, try to bring liquids into the room as little as possible. But, a much bigger problem is not liquid, but moisture. It is thanks to the increased moisture content in the air that your collection can be seriously damaged. Indeed, moisture problems begin to manifest themselves at the molecular level, so absolutely all exhibits can be damaged.
And, of course, the human factor, where without it. Actually, it’s best not to give access to your collection room to anyone without your own presence. This is especially true for children. If you have small children at home, try not to arrange children’s parties right there, it’s better to use the services of, for example, this company and spend children’s parties outside your home. Despite how good the children can be, they are unlikely to appreciate the old letter of some important people of 1775, which simply crumbles at the touch of a hat.
The same goes for pets. Try to keep them exclusively on the street or as far away from your collecting room as possible. Cats, dogs and other animals can significantly damage various exhibits in your collection.
As you can see, your favorite activity has a lot of “enemies”, from which it is necessary to defend correctly. Try to take all necessary measures at the very beginning of your collecting hobby, and not when some precedent has already happened.